This time a pair of Lilac Breasted Rollers and no points for guessing where they were sitting. Our guides pointed out rollers on a regular basis….unfortunately my eye sight prevented me from appreciating them in the wild. It is only after viewing my pictures that I can see how pretty they are.
We noticed these birds in the air over Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre in mid-late afternoon. We were told they were waiting for a feed.
This was the sight that greeted us as we departed.
Vultures apparently have a strict regime regarding who eats first, second and third. While I now have a liking for vultures, as a bird, I will not be standing line to share breakfast, lunch or dinner with them.
Perhaps this vibrant blue starling sitting in the tree? I was told that South African starlings do not possess any colour, their colour is simply reflected light. Much prettier than the nuisance starlings that I have grown up with.
Our guide had first view of anything while on our game drives. I honestly don’t know how he managed to stay in the seat at times.
But I think I might take the cake, at least for best view of this vulture at Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre. Talk about ‘up close and personal’. They are much bigger and heavier than they appear in the movies…and I did need that extra hand to help me hold it up while it ate the meat from the glove. All fingers still accounted for..and counting. 🙂
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