A young Slate-colored Bou-bou
The following afternoon while driving through the bush we heard and subsequently saw a bou-bou climbing up a tree trunk nearby. It was actually exposed and I managed a couple of photos before it disappeared into the undergrowth.
A Slate-colored Bou-bou clambering up a tree trunk and affording me a better photo - or not!
The same Slate-colored Bou-bou seconds before it flew down into the undergrowth
On the way back to town, we stopped at a small body of water where an eclectic group of birds was enjoying the last of the evening's sun rays.
A Hamerkop, a Yellow-billed Stork and a Sacred Ibis with a Malachite Kingfisher in the background in between the stork and ibis
Grant and I noticed that the Yellow-billed Stork's bill wasn't very yellow. When I downloaded the photos and referenced the bird in the book, I saw that we'd photographed a Yellow-billed Stork Juvenile.
The Juvenile Yellow-billed Stork is brownish above washed with grey-brown below. The neck and head are speckled grey and white
I panned in on the Malachite Kingfisher in the reeds behind and was thrilled to see two of these beauties there
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hi Jo You captured a lovely selection of birds for this post and I am glad you managed to get a shots of your elusive Bou Bou bird.ReplyDelete
Oooo, nice sighting of the kingfishersReplyDelete
Jo, what an awesome collection of birds and sightings.. I love the stork and kingfishers.. Congrats on your sightings.. Have a happy day!ReplyDelete
Wonderful the way you have caught the kingfishers in the reeds. Lovely set of birds Jo. Always interesting to see the birds from a different part of the world.ReplyDelete
love those storks and the kingfisher. we have storks here but never seen a kingfisher...ReplyDelete
After the Lord reminded me of His love through the early morning tweeting from the small birds from our backyard, now, I know, why I always enjoy your posts and pics about birds. Like the birds, your posts always encourage me and bring His love to mind. Thank you. God bless.ReplyDelete
the stork would be thrilling enough, but those two kingfishers are wonderful! congrats on the bou-bou!ReplyDelete
Lovely birds! I love the kingfishers.ReplyDelete
Love that Slate coloured BouBou. I am working with endangered Wattled Cranes for a few months and find it very interesting.ReplyDelete
Yay! Success! :-) Don't you love it?! And that kingfisher is great too. Nice post!ReplyDelete
I so struggle getting good shots of birds. These are all wonderful, and I recognize several of them.ReplyDelete