This week at Adonsonia

This was a fairly quiet week as we were mainly busy in our workshops or behind our desk. But even in a quiet week there are always some great photo opportunities around the Lodge.

We are seeing our resident pair of Brown-hooded Kingfishers more often now that the Woodlands Kingfishers have left for warmer climes. In the beginning of the week the male was warming up in the early morning sun and provided a lovely photo against the blue winter sky.

We are seeing our resident pair of Brown-hooded Kingfishers more often now that the Woodlands Kingfishers have left for warmer climes. In the beginning of the week the male was warming up in the early morning sun and provided a lovely photo against the blue winter sky.

Our ‘vintage’ game viewer got a new lease of life with a few small repairs so we went out for drive. It was a wonderful winter evening and the light was fantastic.

Our ‘vintage’ game viewer got a new lease of life with a few small repairs so we went out for drive. It was a wonderful winter evening and the light was fantastic.

On Friday I saw a lot of vultures heading over towards the neighbours behind the koppie. After watching for a while to see if they were rising or landing I could see that they were indeed landing, which meant there was a very good chance of a kill of some sorts. I went out to see if I could find it, but unfortunately it was too far from the road to see. But the vultures were most obliging subjects for photos.

On Friday I saw a lot of vultures heading over towards the neighbours behind the koppie. After watching for a while to see if they were rising or landing I could see that they were indeed landing, which meant there was a very good chance of a kill of some sorts. I went out to see if I could find it, but unfortunately it was too far from the road to see. But the vultures were most obliging subjects for photos.

With so many vultures flying around the chances of getting a good shot were fairly high ;)  Did you know that a group of vultures in flight is called a kettle of vultures?

With so many vultures flying around the chances of getting a good shot were fairly high ;)

Did you know that a group of vultures in flight is called a kettle of vultures?