Mukuvisi on the 3rd of November was a lovely walk. Two things still stand out in my memory; a young Ovambo Sparrowhawk which had caught a Green Wood-hoopoe perched in a tree before moving away.
The other, more exciting sighting was an active Grey Penduline-tit nest. What a treat! I'd never seen a penduline-tit nest before. They are quite unusual in that they construct a rather impressive nest which appears to be made of a wool-like material, and even has a fake entrance.
|Ovambo Sparrowhawk clutching a Green Wood-hoopoe|
|Grey Penduline-tit on nest|
I did, however, see some cool wildlife.
|Western Barn Owl|
|White-tailed Mongoose. I spotlighted this on the edge of the vlei, and followed it for a while along the road. It eventually stopped and I managed to sneak close enough for a photo with only a 50mm lens (really should have brought my usual lens...).|
|Giant Bullfrog (Pyxicephalus adspersus), found in the Miombo woodlands, surprisingly.|
|It was huge!|
A friend of mine caught a baboon spider (tarantula) in his house, which he passed on to me to photograph and release.
|Identified as Idiothele nigrofulva, photographed at Greystone Park upon release. Imagine finding that in your lounge!|
|It had an impressive set of fangs.|
|Plains (Burchell's) Zebra|
|It was a Boomslang!|
Unfortunately, I have finally run out of recent material to put up. Perhaps I'll post some old stuff at some point.
Goodbye for now!