We are so proud of Eagle Eye Safaris’ Ernest Porter! His fantastic photo of a male Black Cuckooshrike was chosen as the Photo of the Day on 30 April 2018 by Colourful Birds of Southern Africa!
It is never ethical to get too close to a nest or a den; please note that Ernest used a combination of lenses and extenders that yielded over 1300mm of reach to take this photo. How can you tell when you are too close? You are too close when the animal is bothered by your presence and changes its behavior, and clearly this male Cuckooshrike was not aware of being photographed.
We’d love to share South Africa’s most beautiful treasure with you. Come on safari with us and see wildlife in person! Click on the Booking Link to see our current safaris, and keep an Eagle Eye on our Facebook page and website–some of our 2019 safaris are going to be announced soon!