Some mornings we took walks and learned
about the local uses of trees and all about dung and how to read animal
tracks. Our tracker, Linus, carried a rifle and told us how to act
depending on which animal we met, but we didn't meet any dangerous
Some bird stuff.........
Kori Bustard--this is the heaviest flying
bird in Africa.
We were lucky enough to see the quelea come in to roost for
Millions and millions of them. They
are sparrow sized and considered a pest because they can devastate a field of
grain in a very short time. Here they are all getting a drink on the fly
before settling in for the evening.
We went by acres and acres of bushes
filled with their nests
Here's the nest of the whitebrowed sparrow
weaver. It has two openings for a quick escape.
Pied Crow. That's not snow, of
course, but the dry, dry Etosha Pan.