I'm sure all will agree that Raymond, Airic and Chiller take awesome shots of birds. My first instinct, on seeing their posts, was to chuck my camera and move to a convent in Lichtenstein. But then I thought "what the heck, can't beat 'em, so might as well join 'em" by posting some pics. I'm not in their league, by any means, but these shots are of some exotic birds I saw on my recent trip to Africa. [The birds were fairly far away, so these pics are zoomed and cropped. Hence the bit of fuzziness. That's my story, and I'm sticking with it] 1. Secretary Bird - a big bird with freakishly long legs, the bottom half of which are hidden in the grass in this shot. 2. Lilac Breasted Roller 3. Honey Eater 4. And as an alternative to the elusive Crow-on-a-tombstone, a Vulture thanks for lookin'