So here goes for our last East Africa birding until mid-February.
Just after driving through the boom gate near our home, we spotted three birds in quick succession. A Striped Kingfisher, a Common Kestrel and a Black-headed Heron.
Common Kestrel (Male)
Along the bush road on the way to the dam, we saw many dik-dik (more than a dozen in several places); a little family of bush-rats, many mousebirds, sparrows, and a couple of seed-eaters which I still need to identify. I also photographed a canary which I have ID'd but I'm waiting for confirmation from Jez who's on leave in Ireland.
In the bush opposite the dam wall, I photographed a Purple Heron; a Slate-colored Boubou (very shy and very difficult to photograph); a Madagascar Pond Heron (not shown here); quite a large flock of Reed (Long-tailed) Cormorants and a pair of Grey Wagtail with the male displaying beautifully.
Reeed (Long-tailed) Cormorant at the water's edge
Reed (Long-tailed) Cormorant drying its wings
Grey Wagtail male displaying
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