Pair of Red-shouldered Hawks

Bay Photos by Donna This past March, it was shortly after sunrise when I spotted this pair of Red-shouldered Hawks perched alongside the road. Always a treat to capture a pair together, I quickly pulled over and walked back. Red-shouldered Hawks (male on left, female on right) The male was focused on the marsh below them, and suddenly dove.  I stayed with the female to … Continue reading Pair of Red-shouldered Hawks

The Fishing Flotillas of Lake Nakuru National Park

Originally posted on Kenya Birding:
Great White Pelicans Pelecanus onocrotalus are floating fishnets.The sack of membrane slug between the rims of the lower jaw inflates to an enormous ten-litre capacity when dragged under water.How the bird can even swim with it distended and full of water is a mystery.But clearly the system works.Odd bills seem to run in the family:DNA affinity testing reveals that the… Continue reading The Fishing Flotillas of Lake Nakuru National Park

Great Views of White-fronted Bee-eater at Hell’s Gate National Park.

Originally posted on Kenya Birding:
photos by Hans Aeschlimann Bee-eaters are known chiefly for their graceful aerial pursuit of large insect. They birds that inhabit warm,sunny lowland grassland, dry woodland or forest edges. Bee-eaters are closely related to kingfishers and motmot. Hans Aeschlimann Kenya’s impressive bird life offers plenty to interest both ornithologists and people who simply want to enjoy the diversity and colours, and… Continue reading Great Views of White-fronted Bee-eater at Hell’s Gate National Park.

“The Crimson Winged”

Originally posted on Kenya Birding:
The tall, pink flamingos are an instantly recognizable group of birds, which have been known from earliest times and often celebrated in popular stories. They belong to one of the bird families, dating back at least 30 millions years, when their range extended to North America and Australia. Photo By Jan F.L Van Duinen All species have a long, slender… Continue reading “The Crimson Winged”

Golden-breasted Starling at Tsavo East National Park.

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Photo@Joe Aengwo Photo@Joe Aengwo Named for its striking coloration, the golden-breasted starling has metallic blue wings, a yellow breast and belly, a violet throat and a vibrant green head. Found in savanna and dry-thorn bushes. This is perhaps the most beautiful Starling you can encounter in any of your safari trips in Tsavo East, Tsavo West and Samburu game reserve.… Continue reading Golden-breasted Starling at Tsavo East National Park.

African Skimmer at Lake Bogoria

Originally posted on Kenya Birding:
I recently visited Lake Bogoria National Reserve after the heavy rains of November and part of December and the lake appeared to be flooded! which is common occurrence in all the lakes at the moment. Literally, we could see the flamingos from the gate. The concentration of the Lesser Flamingos was amazing! A real sight to behold. However, the bird… Continue reading African Skimmer at Lake Bogoria

Red-headed Weaver(Anaplectes rubriceps) breeding at the base of Tugen Hills.

Originally posted on Kenya Birding:
Photo@joe.aengwo The photo appearing above is an adult male red-headed weaver, Anaplectes rubriceps, also known as the red-headed Anaplectes or the red-winged weaver, photographed at the  bases of Tugen Hills, 14 kilometers from Lake Baringo. The Red-headed Weaver Anaplectes rubriceps, a striking weaver bird with bright red head in the breeding plumage of males. In East Africa the male has a black… Continue reading Red-headed Weaver(Anaplectes rubriceps) breeding at the base of Tugen Hills.