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.
This White-throated Bee-eater is doing exactly what its name implies.
This Martial Eagle has his talons buried deep into an African Hare and is enjoying his dinner.
“Beating the bush” with its long legs and large feet, the Secretary Bird scatters insects and rodents providing itself a walking banquette.
Though less colorful and a little smaller than her male counterpart, the female Somali Ostrich is still a very formidable creature.
Here we find the Red-billed Hornbill dining…
while some of his mates perch and wait.
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 !!!!!!
I was directly under this nest and fortunate to find someone home as I shot up into the bottom.
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