I tend to stay indoors they seem to Hide as soon as I do go out, its also too hot to sit around waiting hoping the bird seen will come back . they are also birds I have photos of anyway. but every time I do go out I see numerous birds the little white Squacco Cattle and Large white Egrets are always here as is the Plover Whoopoe, Sparrows and the Nile valley sunbird Not forgetting the Laughing doves and kestrels.
As I said before in past blogs the Egret can take a fly from the animals eye without touching the skin of the beast. Here the donkey has a cut on the back leg that is attracting the flies, just watching in a mater of seconds its picked several flies from the wound.
This is one just for Bob Bushel . its on at full frame and size. so if you want to download it Bob first click to Enlarge. then right click and, save image as..
some of the little white egrets prefer to hunt and be on their own. and give a crow like squawk when disturbed. Its like!go away with that camera squawk.
Then there are times they will all go to the fields these fields have been flooded for the past 2 months and only have little water as the Nile recedes. leaving fish trapped in the murky waters . the other times they hunt togeher is when the farmer pumps water ti irugate his fields fish get sucked up in the pump and end up in the field thats being watered.
The Squacco and the little white Egret.
Plover usually they are in Pairs this one was making out it had a nest lots of noise trying to get my attention.
usually this means the female is on a nest somewhere nearby.
look as she settles as if nesting.
Graceful prinia is still here and giving the occasional. chase me. see if you can get a good shot.
Whoopoe bird in full frame. 5 ft away from the camera awkward to adjust if i moved the bird wold fly away
The next frames are of the Juvenile male Nile valley sun bird. it will be another 6 months before he gets his full plumage and long tale.
next frames are the female Nile valley sun bird.