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Apr 5, 2012

More from Mpho in Mafeking

Here are two more photos from Mpho Phiri's recent trip to Kgalagadi Park in north-west South Africa.   Above is Mpho's great shot of a Social Weaver, one of the few (or maybe only) birds that live in a group nesting structure such as the one that Mpho photographed below.   Mpho's blog says that as many as 500 Sociable Weavers can inhabit one of the huge nesting structures, especially those that take over entire huge tree-tops.   Even when trees topple over and fall to ground under the great weight, the birds continue to occupy the nests.   Nature is marvellous in its adaptive qualities.  

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