Monday, June 30, 2008

Our African Adventure, Continued

Megan and I left the field biologist and after a few short steps, we were treated to an amazing array of birds. Amazingly, they all seemed to be confined to one small area and were quite used to people. Perhaps the most fascinating of the species in this extremely birdy forest area were the spectacular carmine bee-eaters. They were feeding on these fascinating concentrations of insect larvae scattered about the forest floor.


  1. I could use a couple of those in my backyard :)

  2. That is a very cool bird!

  3. The colours here and detail are amazing. I don't know that I could have the commitment to time and effort that you must put into getting these wonderful bird shots! They're always moving (at least in Australia) which makes it even harder.

    I'm back online now, so I'll be following your blog even if I can't comment every time. Drop by my place if you've got time.



  4. Tom: Very nicely done, what a great colorful bird to capture.

  5. Thanks Wren. Yes, isn't it cool!

    Mary, thank you.

    David- Thank you. This bird was taken in a zoo, so that made it easier. I will stop by your blog!

    Lana- Yeah, these birds were very interesting- there were about at least 4 in the enclosure.

    Guy- Thanks.

  6. Can't wait to see more of your pictures when you return! What a wonderful time you are having!