Mozambique Diary: It’s good to have my gear back

To celebrate the miraculous recovery of my photographic equipment from the clutches of South African Airways, today I took my new Canon 400mm for a short spin around the Chitengo camp. I usually do not photograph birds and mammals, but there are so many of them around that it would be a shame not to point a lens at some.

This Yellow baboon (Papio cynocephalus) got in our cabin this morning and stole our bananas. Just a reminder to keep our doors and windows locked, we are on their turf here.
This Yellow baboon (Papio cynocephalus) got in our cabin this morning and stole our bananas. Just a reminder to keep our doors and windows locked, we are on their turf here.
There is a small colony of Village Weavers (Ploceus cucullatus) near my cabin. This male was finishing his nest and frequently displayed if any female was around.
There is a small colony of Village Weavers (Ploceus cucullatus) near my cabin. This male was finishing his nest and frequently displayed if any female was around.
African Pied Crow (Corvus albus) is a handsome, intelligent bird, but for some reason birders tend to ignore this species.
African Pied Crow (Corvus albus) is a handsome, intelligent bird, but for some reason birders tend to ignore this species.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. James C. Trager says:

    That back-lit Village Weaver is, well, retro-luminous!

  2. Bart Wursten says:

    The pied crows are fine to see but less attractive to hear, which is what they have in common with most crows I suppose. Since the true birders are always looking for something new to tick on the list, most of them will have ticked the Pied Crow within the first 5 minutes after they became a “twitcher”. Only those not suffering from this addiction are free to enjoy a Pied Crow whenever they feel like it. :-)

  3. Anne Perlmutter says:

    Marvelous photos, esp. loove the raffishly handsome Pied Crow. Please include more birds & beasties!

  4. smccann27 says:

    Great news and great shots! That crow is a wonderful looking bird!

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