Thursday, 6 March 2014

Unusual sighting in camp

Some mornings when not on safari, I like to sit and watch birds coming to the small waterhole in the camp I live in. I was not expecting to see a very young diedericks cuckoo sat on a branch calling for its mother to bring it food. I sat waiting when a female weaver perched next to it and began feeding it. Cuckoos often lay their eggs in other birds nests and leave them to rear the young, but it is not often you actually see the young. It was a real treat to witness, though it did look a bit much for the poor weaver, her "chick" is easily twice her size already!

Written by Becky Freeman

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