I’ve been posting specific subsets of the birds I saw on my trip to Kenya (because I didn’t want to overwhelm you), but here’s a random collection! (Please feel free to correct any of my identifications if I make a mistake! I’m all about the learning) Namaqua Dove White-browed sparrow weaver Spur-winged lapwing Superb Starling […]
These guys do murmurations, similar to the starling (talk about a blast from the past, that post is from November 2011 (a post from the past (oh my god, I’m old)))! They’re also really noisy.
You guys, I LOVE kingfishers…a gorgeous group of birds. I did see a lot of beautiful kingfishers in Kenya, but I didn’t get very many good photos. Here are a few I did get. These grey-headed kingfishers were most common Beautiful So wish this had been in focus, story of my life Von der Decken’s […]
(YOU GUYS I KEPT ACCIDENTALLY POSTING THINGS EARLY I’M SORRY) Can you believe there are actually birds called “cordon-bleu”? This bleu* my mind in Africa. Where I come from, cordon-bleu refers to a complicated chicken dish where breast meat is wrapped around cheese and ham and then fried, and then baked. The African cordon-bleus are […]
Gotta love em! The males of these species had incredibly long tails, and they looked so awkward in flight, but they were so beautiful! Paradise Whydah These guys were so common, but it was hard to get a photo of them because I was working in the field most of the time and couldn’t spend […]
I flew in and out of Nairobi, and then took a bus seven hours to our field site. But while I was in Nairobi, I stayed at the Wildebeest Camp and if you are a birder, I highly recommend it. I got 25 life bird species within my first 24 hours of staying there. There […]
Photographed in Kenya! This is what they sound like, you can play it in the background as you look at the images! Stretch Aaaand the other one Pretty bird