African Safari (Kenya) Pt.6

Well, it had to happen. In a brief senior moment, I set aside a small group of shots to be included in the last post from Samburu. I blew it. So instead of risking my journalistic integrity by filtering these into future locations and being exposed by some smart-ass who really knows their stuff, I am throwing myself on my own sword. I offer up this post as supplementary information on the high savanna of Samburu before beginning to pontificate on the extremely different environment Lake Nakuru offers.

The Vulturine Guineafowl prefers the dry environment of the high savanna and usually runs rather than fly.

Vulturine Guineafowl in Samburu National Park

Vulturine Guineafowl in Samburu National Park

This White-throated Bee-eater is doing exactly what its name implies.

White-throated Baa-eater in Samburu National Park

This Martial Eagle has his talons buried deep into an African Hare and is enjoying his dinner.

Martial Eagle in Samburu National Park

Martial Eagle in Samburu National Park

“Beating the bush” with its long legs and large feet, the Secretary Bird scatters insects and rodents providing itself a walking banquette.

Secretary Bird in Samburu National Park

Secretary Bird in Samburu National Park

Though less colorful and a little smaller than her male counterpart, the female Somali Ostrich is still a very formidable creature.

Somali Ostrich in Samburu National Park

Somali Ostrich inSamburu National Park

Here we find the Red-billed Hornbill dining…

 Red-billed Hornbill in Samburu National Park

while some of his mates perch and wait.

Grey-headed Kingfisher

Grey-headed Kingfisher in Samburu National Park

European Roller

European Roller in Samburu National Park

European Roller in Samburu National Park

Weaver birds are quite amazing. The male will build up to 30 different nests in hopes a female, after examining the construction of all her choices, will select his palace and breed with him. Just as it should be, Master Builders prevail !!!!!!

Weaver nests in Samburu National Parks

Weaver nests in Samburu National Park

I was directly under this nest and fortunate to find someone home as I shot up into the bottom.

Weaver nests in Samburu National Park

FINAL THOUGHT: After viewing the photo below, a friend emailed the following …..

Uppie:In Tennessee, a guy driving a motorcycle with a couch strapped on to the bike is a RV! Cheers

transportation

 

 

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