Sunday, June 3, 2018

Black Crake

When you live in and around a desert, whether it is Africa or Mexico, water is a very important thing. So, concentrating my searches around those water holes, or Pans as they are referred to here, as well as the two main rivers. The Sabie River and the Crocodile River are the two closest to us, with the later actually running about 100 yards from our house, but inside the park. I have spent quite a bit of time on both sides, scanning the bushes as well as the water, looking to see what they may hold. There is a form of water lily here that the African Jacanas like to walk around on, feeding as they going. The other bird that frequents these areas, but is much harder to find, is the African Black Crake. Here is a shot of one with a juvenile, alongside learning the ropes.

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