Here are a few shots of helmeted guinea fowl (a.k.a. pearl guinea fowl, Numida meleagris) as they roamed about the family farm. Let me say these birds are quite mouthy. They’re also quite dumb from what I’ve seen. I stood and laughed until I cried as they walked across the driveway to eat, got to the other side and began looking around as though they couldn’t remember why they walked over there, and then they would turn around and walk back across the driveway—only to mill about in a dumbfounded mob on the other side until they decided to go back across the driveway again. It was hysterical! I bet they made that trip a dozen times at least, and not one of them had a bite to eat that whole time. Finally, one of them gave up on the nonsense and took off across the field, at which point they all followed and began eating.