BIRDING AROUND THE WORLD

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Brown Pelicans - Peru 2014
Brown Pelicans - Peru 2014

Brown Pelican shelter in the harbour at Lima. Like background of the coloured houses and the last bird twisting his neck

Hadeda Ibis - South Africa 2013
Hadeda Ibis - South Africa 2013

I was on a vineyard tour in the Stellenbosch area when I spotted a group of birds feeding on the raised lawn giving the ideal angle for a good low shot......

Martial Eagle - Tanzania
Martial Eagle - Tanzania

Being pressured by a screaming wife in a nest not far away this male was struggling to get the African Hare into the air.

Royal Tern - Cuba 2008-0762
Royal Tern - Cuba 2008-0762

Amused myself sitting on the beach by trying to get photos of the feeding terns - most went in the bin......

Speckled Mouse - South Africa 2013
Speckled Mouse - South Africa 2013

The gardens of our hotel in Margate had a good selection of birds visiting it daily - Mousebirds were regular.

Lesser Flamingo  - Kenya 2007-
Lesser Flamingo - Kenya 2007-

Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes.The lake's abundance of algae attracts the vast quantity of flamingos that famously line the shore. Other birds also flourish in the area, as do warthogs, baboons and other large mammals.

Orange Throated Longclaw - SA 2013
Orange Throated Longclaw - SA 2013

I have been to South Africa on a number of occasions and this was one of the birds I was looking to photograph.

Superb Starling - Tanzania 2011
Superb Starling - Tanzania 2011

This post, one of the few to be found on the Serengiti proved to be quite popular with the local bird as one left another arrived

Southern Masked Weaver
Southern Masked Weaver

South Africa - you just never know when a good opportunity will arise. This shot taken in a garden centre which had a colony of Weavers nesting

White-backed Vulture
White-backed Vulture

Maasai Mari, Kenya - classic shot that takes me back to Africa everytime I look at it