Synchronise and making an impression

At the ‘Blue Crane flight Show’

National Bird of South Africa (7 pictures)

(the Blue Crane)

Black Headed Heron

Ardea melancephela. In Afrikaans known as ‘Swartkopreier’.

Blue Crane

An impression of the National Bird of South Africa

A love affair

First the male Blue Crane (national bird of South Africa) calls for his wife. Then he shows himself followed by a love dance.

The low profile Blue Crane

A rare sighting (several pictures)

The Blue Crane is the national bird of South Africa. Only in very remote areas in my region you will see them with offspring. Luckily I have a consent of some farmers to go on their property. With their offspring Blue Cranes tend to keep away from public roads.  

Blue Crane chasing Guinea Fowls

‘Leap-frog’