The bird-life around Robins Camp was very good although I didn’t manage to photograph most of them. Usually I stalk birds, crawling in the grass, but with lions and buffalo wandering about freely I had to stalk them from the car! We used to get these (below) when we lived on the Insiza river, another early morning wake up call I miss desperately.This hornbill plain refused to cooperate. He sat on that branch with his back to us for ages! Another bird we both saw and heard on the Insiza – sounds like a bouncing ball! They seem to be such poor flyers – a coucal doesn’t land, it crash-lands!I cant identify this raptor:He had his eye on this crowd of birds. We waited around for ages to see if he would swoop down on them, but he didn’t oblige! I snapped this pic (below) in between photographing ellies! Those brilliant colours sure distract me! This bird was watching the main road in from Sinamatella:I think this one, (below) is the same bird, but with a nest.I took this pic at crocodile pools in the Robins Camp part of the Hwange National Park. Its amazing how they happily move about with HUGE crocs sunning themselves nearbyWe saw a fair number of vultures in the park, which is a good sign. These were eating the carcass of a dead baby hippo. Excuse the photo, I couldnt get close, I was worried a lion maybe lurking in the bushes! Its amazing how camouflage a lion is. We noticed an elephant flapping its ears and walking sort of funny – zoomed in with the lens and oops – a lion, just lying in the grass! We saw a fair number of guinea-fowl at Robin’s, but not as many as at RHA mine. They are not easy to photograph, they dont keep still and are always moving away from me – nothing worse than the butt end of a bird! And last, one of my favourite birds, the hoopoe. I have better pics, taken in my garden, where I can stalk them to my hearts content, but I wanted to post the pics I got in Hwange National Park!