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A pair of Lesser Striped Swallows, a new species for this collection. They were seen this past August from the bridge over the Luvuvhu River in the far north of the Kruger National Park, near Pafuri. They are much more heavily streaked on the front than the Greater Striped Swallow -- the naming seems counter-intuitive, although the Greaters are larger. They are breeding migrants to the Park from tropical Africa, usually found in the Park between August and April. They have at least two broods per season. They nest under bridges, building roofs, rocky overhangs, or under a thick tree branch. The nest is a bowl with a long entrance tunnel, made of mud pellets and lined with fine grass and feathers. Both sexes build the nest and feed the chicks.
Close encounters of the moose kind. I'd been tracking this moose, photographing it as it walked and grazed in a field parallel to the trail. It disappeared behind some spruce, then came through about 10 yards from me. I took a few photos, then retreated. He may be a non-dominant bull, but he's still a whole lot bigger than I!