This male impala looks like it wants to tell us something unpleasant, but in fact it is the same rut face that one notice on goats and a few other species.
Birds of Soysambu
This vulture may have a bone stuck at the wrong place!
A mean looking Ruppel’s Griffon Vulture.
Shows 3 different species around a dead calf: martial eagle, steppe eagle and the African white backed vulture.
Close encounter between what we think is a juvenile martial eagle on the left and a steppe eagle on the right. The additional photos we took indicate that the steppe eagle showed submission to the martial eagle
The red headed weaver has adopted the camp, not yet the lodge. Every year we see it building nests for its future Dulcinae… But frankly the lady is very difficult, and the male has to build several nests before she accepts the homage of this good looking male. However once the nest is built, and the babies in, I am not sure the male does a lot!!!
The weavers are the noisiest birds in town! The males build nests in a tree and try to attract the females at the entrance of the nest, upside down and making a lot of noise. All the males are doing the same at the same time, creating a ruckus not very harmonious! These birds obviously like to be near humans. I have to assume for security reasons. They like acacias and now we have colonies in the parking of the lodge, near the staff houses and near some bungalows.
A young broad billed roller, a rare sight at the camp.
Three bee eaters on the look out in a tree at the camp. These bee eaters have not been seen for several years for some unknown reasons.
The white barbet is often in acouple. Seen at both the camp and the lodge. A powerful beak to crush large seeds.