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Sociable weavers returning to their nest. “We wanted to photograph a sociable weaver nest at sunset. From a vantage point high on the mountains we found the perfect nest, and just before sunset walked out to our third highlight of the day, flushing a scrub hare along the way. The nest was massive, it must have weighed more than a tonne and was almost touching the ground where it had bent the shepard’s tree over. It was the noise that was so captivating: hundreds of the little birds shooting in and out of the nest holes, their alien chattering and squabbling filling the air. And to top it off the first barking geckos of the spring emerged from their burrows and added their iconic voices to Kalahari dusk.”

James Kydd / Editor of Rangerdiaries.com