With the visual conditions worsening, I struggled to focus on any one of the birds although I could see them with with my bare eye. The wind was whipping against my camera which I rested on the open window frame while the rain splattered into the car ! Finally the first bird came into view on my screen and I clicked. I took several photos, but they weren't too clear. However, I was thrilled to photograph my first Common Sandpiper (which I'd seen and snapped many times in Kenya) here in Tanzania!
A few more photos of this busy little bird and I shifted my focus to the bird on the bank. I'd seen and photographed this bird many times in Kenya too, but, on Sunday, while sitting in the freezing car, with our bird book at home, I couldn't immediately identify it. Once we'd got home and when the power came on again that night, I immediately downloaded my photos and began to search for the second ID in my bird book. A Three-banded Plover, no less!
Fortunately somewhere in my frantically, freezing, photographing session, I managed to capture both birds together!
Common Sandpiper center front with the Three-banded Plover throwing a double reflection in the water
I hope you're all having a wonderful week.