Areas of Chishakwe have been taken over by large flocks of Quelea birds.
If you are familiar with the way shoals of fish move as a fluid unit imagine this in aerial format, add the whrrrrr of thousands of pairs of wings, and you have an idea of what it is to watch a flock of Quelea in action.
The Red-billed Quelea is a member of the weaver family and is native to Sub Saharan Africa and is the world's most abundant bird species with an estimated adult breeding population of 1.5billion pairs (Wikipedia).
|Rush hour at Chishakwe|
|"Eeep. Where's lunch already?" (Quelea chick in nest)|
|"Forget it. I'll get it myself!" (Quelea chick preparing for flight)|
|A closer look at the Red Billed Quelea|
|Interested Tawny Eagles|