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Chitabe: Watching Wattled Cranes Courtship Displays
From Ben at Chitake
Today we really concentrated on the amazing birds in the area.
A highlight for us was the Wattled Cranes. This endangered species mate for life, and today we witnessed courtship displays, lots of interaction between the birds, and the amazing performances they were putting on as they bowed, leapt into the air, vocalising all the time, and then tossing their heads around.
We managed some awesome photographs.
Moving on we came across a fresh leopard kill. An impala lay on the ground, with the shy leopard close by in the bushes, but very reluctant to come out while anyone was in the area.
After a delicious lunch served out in the bush, we spent the remainder of the afternoon photographing uncountable local birds and animals. Buck, giraffe, elephant, buffalo against a background of the most beautiful African bush. In the afternoon we again saw Wattled Cranes, and also some Kestrel and Jakanas.
After a very full day, we are relaxing around the fire, sharing stories, comparing photos, and thoroughly enjoying the fabulous setting.