PODCAST IN PICTURES  EPISODE 8: WHY BIRDING IS THE BEST & EVERYONE SHOULD DO IT!

SAFARI STORIES PODCAST IN PICTURES

Episode 8: Why Birding is The Best & Everyone Should Do It!

In this week’s episode (listen here), Hadley and Jomi share why birding is the best and why everyone should do it! (In case you didn't get that from the title). They discuss:

-How Hadley went from hating birds to loving birds

-Why birding is so fun to do, both on safari and at home

-Some of the incredibly cool things birds do

-Why being a bird nerd is actually a super cool thing to be ;) 

Below, see photos and videos of the birds and stories Jomi and Hadley describe in the episode...

Focused birders!
Focused birders!

Watching a Mosque Swallow fly above Epupa Falls in NW Namibia

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Black-Chested Snake Eagle
Black-Chested Snake Eagle

As it flies, this snake eagle eats its most recent snake kill. ©Hadley Pierce

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Southern Yellow-Billed Hornbill
Southern Yellow-Billed Hornbill

The male hornbill flies its recently caught grasshopper to its nearby female and chicks. ©Hadley Pierce

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Black Heron
Black Heron

This Black Heron fans its' wings out in an umbrella shade to lure in fish. ©Hadley Pierce

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Cardinal Woodpecker
Cardinal Woodpecker

This male woodpecker pecks his bill into the tree looking for insects. ©Hadley Pierce

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Terns in Walvis Bay, Namibia
Terns in Walvis Bay, Namibia

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Video: A male Namaqua Sandgrouse soaks his feathers full of water to bring back to his chicks. ©Hadley Pierce
Video: A male Southern Yellow-Billed Hornbill passes an insect to his female who has barricaded herself and her chicks inside this tree hollow until the chicks are old enough to fly. ©Hadley Pierce