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Amy Attenborough

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Amy worked at Londolozi from 2014 to 2017, guiding full time before moving into the media department, where her photographic and story-telling skills shone through. Her deep love of all things wild and her spiritual connection to Africa set her writing and guiding ...

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on What Whole Do You Form Part Of?

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Stunning video. It is an amazing experience to watch the queleas. Just came back from a camping trip to northren Kruger where we watched them at the waters edge drinking. Wonderful experience.

Denise Vouri
Master Tracker

Stunning and exciting video. I can imagine and feel the din as these thousands of birds come together in a display of precision and unity that is beyond belief. Were it that humans could work together in such harmony…….

Leonie De Young
Explorer

What a terrific blog on these amazing little birds. It is heartwarming to think they are increasing in population, while other species appear to be in decline. I have seen starling murmurations and, indeed, it is incredible that each and every bird has a pattern of flight. The video is great also. Thank you all for sharing your experience with us.

Darlene Knott
Senior Digital Ranger

It is an amazing sight, Amy. When we first saw it, we sat with our mouths hanging open! Just in awe, spellbound!

When the Queleas are in flight, or landing, it is such a wonderful sight. It is like rhythm is to music! Thank you so much for this blog, smiles all day:)

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

Fabulous video! The quelea are fascinating to hear and see! We first experienced them in the Selous, but not in such huge numbers. Thanks for this blog!

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

Such a beautiful video!! Really hoping to see a big flock of quelea’s when I’m in Botswana!! There’s been research done on European starlings and how they coordinate their murmarations and apparently each bird mimcs and watches the behaviour of 7 of its closest neighbours while in flight. Birds are truly some of the most incredible creatures on this earth

This is the first article I have read on Londolozi, it came through via Oneness on Facebook. Brilliant. “Singular self-awareness makes a powerful whole.” Nature teaches us so much about ourselves, Each of us must do our inner work, reflect on our personal behaviour, align ourselves so we can be in alignment with the new narrative of the Whole. Thank you for a great blog.

Jeff Rodgers
Senior Digital Ranger

Another world-class post. Beyond the wonder of seeing Lions, Leopards, Rhino, Eles, Baboons and so much more up close . . . watching a zillion birds doing what is called mumeration is very special. And I couldn’t agree more with the title of this post . . . as I look at the stars, particularly when I am at a safari lodge, it is hard not to think that I, my family, the people of Earth, etc. are most certainly part of a greater whole that someday we will understand.

Justin Levin
Explorer

Such an incredible sight!!! Great video guys well done!!!

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

Just need to comment again to say that this is officially one of my all time favourite videos from the Londolozi Blog!!

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