Location: the Grootkolk Wilderness Camp, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
During the course of the day, small groups of Sociable Weavers birds come in to drink from the water bowl which the visitors to the camp keep topped up. It’s mostly quite a calm and dignified affair. They even share the water with some other small birds.
Things begin to change when the water is running dry. More birds arrive and all gather around. The Sociable Weavers forget their manners and start to push each other around. Sometimes landing on the backs of birds already perched on the water bowl.
Also see the post: Frenzy at the “water hole”