Kazinga Channel: Uganda

The numbers of animals sharing the shore was amazing.  Birds, buffalo, hippo and an occasional croc all seemed to share the space in relative peace.  Somehow, I imagine that if the elephants decided to visit the Channel, things wouldn’t remain as peaceful.

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spoonbills…

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jacana

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grey heron, yellow billed stork and egyptian geese

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buffalo and hippo??  I never would have believed it…..

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woodland kingfisher

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hadada ibis

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pied kingfisher

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malachite kingfisher.. they are so little and so pretty

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great egret

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fish eagle… I saw more of these birds on this trip than I have on any of my other trips combined.

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Look!  this one has lunch!  Not the sharpest photo but I liked seeing the catch.

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goliath heron.. the biggest.  I saw only one last year and that was from quite a distance.

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monitor lizard… about four feet

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The little guy along for the ride is an oxpecker.  They are almost always along for the ride.

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little egret…these guys are often seen hopping/flying around elephants and other large beasts as they stir up the insects while strolling along.

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cormorants

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maribou storks

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sacred ibis… lousy picture but I don’t think I got many of this bird

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fishing village

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Okay… this may get a little boring for some of you, but I really, really, really like pelicans.  And I can’t stop myself from trying to catch birds in flight.  I’m a little disappointed by the loss of quality in the photos when posted on the blog.  Oh well, you get the idea….

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Elephants doing one of their favorite things…bathing in mud.

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see ya.. back to land

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2 thoughts on “Kazinga Channel: Uganda

  1. Soooooo many birds. It is definitely a birders paradise. We had some birder watchers on one of our gorilla treks from the UK who were there in Uganda on a birding safari. You can’t bore me with too many pelican shots, they are so much more beautiful than the Australian Pelican.

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