Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Kenya, Africa - Avian


The diversity of birds we saw in Kenya was overwhelming. We identified one bird short of 150.The above and below images are of an African Fish Eagle. Similar to our Bald Eagle here in the USA, they prefer fish. Photographing the different eagles from a boat was challenging, but just as exciting as seeing the cat species.




This lucky capture is of a flying Augur Buzzard.

The below species is one that I was hoping to see, let alone photograph. We ended up seeing several, but this image was a bonus in good light and with a lizard in his mouth. I think it is the most dazzling, colorful bird I have ever photographed and named a Lilac-breasted Roller.

This conveniently perched guy is a Marabou Stork.

We watched this Woodland Kingfisher fishing for awhile one afternoon.

We saw lots of different bee-eaters. This was one of the better images of a Little Bee-eater. Hope to capture one with a insect next year.


On our first morning this pair of Black-winged Stilts were in great light. The reflection really made the shot.


As you can see from the Kenya posts it was a special trip and we are so fortunate to be able to go. In fact, it went so well I have worked out the details with our safari company and be leading a photo tour back to Kenya next February. Once mentioned, it filled up within a week. If you would like to be on the waiting list, please send along an email and we can discuss the trip specifics.

Blue Skies.

6 comments:

Elaine said...

Gorgeous images! You must have felt like you'd died and gone to heaven. What a wonderful variety of wildlike you saw in Kenya.

Lasse said...

Very beautiful shot ! Nice blog you have !!

Tycho Fernandes said...

Ken,
Wonderful photos. I hope you can enjoy your well deserved retirement taking pictures and filling our eyes and soul with such beautiful images.

Stephani said...

Amazing, just amazing. Some beautiful birds I have never seen before. Thanks for sharing!

Thomas and Shilpy said...

Stunning images and variety.

I am planning to go to Kenya (Masai Mara & Nakuru) in June this year.

It would be really helpful if you could give me some details of your tour guide, locations etc. My e-mail id is suresh_anand@hotmail.com.

Thanks Ken...Regards, Thomas

Willard said...

A wonderful series, Ken. I was not aware there was an african bird that looks so much like our bald eagle.