7 February 2012.
After our arrival in Tendaba, we went to a wetland area, mockingly called “Tendaba airport”.
Marsh harriers, winter migrants from Europe.
Common sandpiper. Little ringed plover.
Footprints of not just birds, but also of mammals, in the mud.
Little stints flying over the water.
Redshanks walking in the water.
An African grey hornbill lands in a tree.
Pink-backed pelicans flying overhead.
So do red-rumped swallows.
A shikra; a relative of goshawks and sparrowhawks.
As it becomes dark, we hear an African scops owl call.
Bacteria in hyenas’ scent glands may be the key controllers of communication: here.