Friday, July 6, 2012

Ant-eating Chat

I'm not a big bird photographer, not by choice but because my camera is a bit slow to focus and then still has a bit of a shutter lag as well.  But when a bird sits still for long enough for me to focus and get a nice pic I won't let the opportunity slip by.  Small birds are especially difficult for me as they always dart around but on a recent game drive at Amakhala Game Reserve a Ant-eating Chat decided to sit still on a sweet thorn tree and look around for long enough for me to get this pic of him.  The Ant-eating Chat's natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and lowland grassland and they mainly eats insects, especially ants and termites. 


  1. You did a great job on this shot. Nice of the bird to cooperate. I'm not good a bird shots even with a quick camera.

  2. Great shot! Really enjoy all your blogs :)

  3. I think it is a stunning photo!!