Grey Crowned Crane
It's such a beautiful bird, I took many photos to share with you
I loved the reflection in this photo
Finally we decided we had enough photos and drove to the top dam. We didn't see the Red-chested Cuckoo Juvenile, although I spotted the White-browed Robin-chat fly down into the thicket where I suspect she has her nest. Driving back, we had a bird flying along the road in front of the vehicle. It sat on a tree near the road, we got out and took photos. For me this was a lifer: a Silverbird! (sounds like a car!)
The Silverbird is an unmistakable bird. The upperparts are silvery grey and the underparts are rufous in colour. It's locally common but generally uncommon. They are usually found in pairs (although we only spotted this one) in dry bush and acadia woodlands where they sit in the open on the tops of bushes or telephone wires. They hawk for insects in the air and the call is a sweet, thrush-like song. Now you know why I had another bird post today. To share this very beautiful bird with you.
As this post is aired, I'll be on my way to Eldoret. Sue and I are going to do shopping for the Guest House.
Have a wonderful day, everyone!