Going through my photos of the past week, I found several critters (and of course, birds) to join Eileen's party today.
A pair of Dik-dik seen in the torch light on our night drive last week
One evening we spotted a bird running off the road into the bush. I only managed to get one photo and sent it off to Jez in Dar for identification. He and the other Dar birding fraternity were very excited about our sighting:
Hildebrandt's Spurfowl. This bird is endemic to East Africa and only seen sparingly so this was a good sighting!
During the late summer we saw many bishops, the males, glorious in full breeding plumage with several dowdy, but well-marked females in attendance. At sunset one evening last week, Grant stopped at a small bush near the road, where several birds were settling in for the night.
Fire-crowned Bishop, (second top from right) in eclipse plumage with his wives - a far cry from the bright red bird in summer!
While celebrating the General Manager's birthday at the club a few weeks ago, I spotted a raptor fly down onto the grass. I walked over and took several photos.
Grant and I had business in Mwanza this week. We stopped off for lunch at the Malaika Hotel which is on Lake Victoria. As always, I have my camera to take photos. As always, we look for birds and I photograph them!
Long-tailed Cormorant sitting on a rock in Lake Victoria
And as always, I find cats wherever we go. And photograph them! There are many cats at the hotel but we only saw one last week: a battle-scarred old Tomcat.
A Tomcat at the Malaika hotel, Mwanza
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