This is the smallest African Bee Eater and, although nobody told this one, they are commonly seen in pairs or groups.
Clearly, this was a favourite perch and this little bird sat, watched, waited, launched, lunged, lunched and returned. Repeatedly.
Day 7: Flight from the Okavango April 3rd 2008 After the theatrical entertainment of the previous evening, I was relieved that there was no second performance. The marula fruit remained fastened to the trees and the Clog Family von Genet kept their slippers on and rested. As such, I had a remarkably full night’s sleep, having hit the pillow at an extremely modest 21h30.
However, it was now 06h15 and the alarm hadn’t gone off. It was sti ... read more
Africa » Botswana » North-West » Okavango Delta Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name upon independence in 1966. Four decades of uninterrupted civilian leadership, progressive social policies, and significant capital investment have created one of the mos... ... read more
Having been made an offer I couldn't refuse, I left 30 years of (office) work behind and now 'work' outdoors.
As Nehru so neatly said, we live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
Thus, with eyes open and asking questions, I hope to continue learning through experience and travel, as these are as education in themselves.
Happy reading - I shall be happy travelling ...
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