While the focus of our photographic safaris in Ndutu and the Southern Serengeti is clearly the migration and the predators that thrive on it, we don’t miss opportunities to photograph interesting birds. During the wet season the short grass plains host a lot of prey for raptors, insects, rodents, reptiles. We generally see huge numbers of Tawny Eagles, Black-chested and Brown Snake-eagles, Martial Eagles and of course vultures of all species. However, this year I saw some interesting birds which I had never seen before, the Denham’s Bustard and a beautiful Barn Owl peering from a Kopje.
This is also the breeding season for the Kori Bustards. They can be found everywhere on the plains, the males displaying for the females by inflating their necks and tails and producing a low rumble.