On Sunday morning at 7 we met our boatman, birding and wildlife guide Johnson down at the jetty. He had a bag of fish and one of the special treats on the early morning boat ride, was to feed the African Fish-eagle roosting on Gibraltar. First we came across a Goliath Heron, which after a few good photos at very close range, flew off across the small grassy island to land a few meters away. I managed to get it in flight.
A Goliath Heron obligingly flew off a little way and landed again. A good photo op
The African Fish-eagle watches intently as Johnson throws the fish into the water far below
The Fish-eagle swooped down, grabbed the fish and flew up into the air again. It's the black-and-white blob above and to the left of the splash in the water
Madagascar Bee-eater, a lifer for the whole group on the boat
Around the next corner, we came across some geysers
While the others on our boat were waving and calling to the tourists at hot springs on one of the islands...
... I watched as a Little Egret tried to peck water or food from the very hot water. Note the yellow toes at the end of long black legs
More later about the interesting and awesome sightings we had on our two-hour boat trip around the islands on Lake Baringo.