Helmeted Guineafowl with two-day old chicks. Fancourt, George, South Africa

Canon EOS 1DX Mark II with Canon EF 200-400mmf/4L IS USM lens @330mm

 ISO 800. 1/2000 sec  at f/7.1.  Exposure set manually. Hand held.

Very belatedly the guineafowl have finally hatched a brood of chicks. There are 15 in the clutch of which 11 are visible in this image. They have always produced chicks in late December or early January. A few pairs did have chicks then, but many of the pairings are only now hatching chicks. Wonder why so much later this year??