Red-Headed Finch Amadina erythrocephala

Etosha, Namibia

Saturday 28th April 2007

  These Redheaded Finches decided to become lodgers in a Sociable Weaver colony. The weavers massive nest had been used by generation after generation of birds and is getting bigger every year. Even supports had to be put in to stop the tree from collapsing. One major branch just out of the image below had actually fallen off the tree due to the weight. This didn’t stop these Finches or Weavers from still nesting in it though! 

  Photos taken with a Canon EOS 30D and a Canon 75-300mm Lens.

1st Photo: Shutter 1/200, ISO 400 2nd Photo: Shutter 1/500, ISO 400

3rd Photo: Shutter 1/640, ISO 400 4th Photo: Shutter 1/640, ISO 400

5th Photo: Shutter 1/640, ISO 400 6th Photo: Shutter 1/500, ISO 400