A Black Bishop male calling
Driving along the airstrip we eventually turned onto the "haul road" (where material is carted/hauled from the mine to the processor) and stopped when I spotted a little raptor on top of the power line pole. I took several photos thinking it was a goshawk or similar until I downloaded it and realised I didn't know what I had on the screen. I sent the photos on to my sister-in-law in South Africa who ID'd it me. Thanks Shell!
A Grey Kestrel in profile
Don't you love its square head?
And its stern full-face look!
As we entered town I saw a couple of hornbills hopping along the branches of a tree beside the road. Of course we stopped so that I could get photos.
The African Grey Hornbill
As I was standing in the open door on the vehicle running board leaning the camera on the roof to take the above photos, I noticed another bird silhouetted against the sky in the top branches of the tree.
I hope you're all having a wonderful week so far.