2019-10-27: Weaver Nests

I’ve been having fun this weekend working on some of my photo art images, but decided to share a few images of interesting weaver nests today.  They caught my eye, and I decided to just go with it.

On my most recent trip, we saw communal nests of the red-billed buffalo weaver and the typical hanging basket style nest of southern masked weaver (that’s my best guess, as we didn’t actually see anyone in residence).

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Loads of tiny basket style nests, abandoned for the season.
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These nests are built on the north and east branches of the tree; I believe in order to keep the nest cooler.  Our guide told us that this was one way to determine direction if you are lost out on the bush.

On previous trips I saw several other great examples.

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In Etosha National Park, the Sociable weaver nests had gotten so large, it brought down the branch of the tree.
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One of the many sociable weavers still in residence in the broken nest.
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In Amboseli National Park, another tree filled with the basket style nests of the weavers.  I don’t recall which variety would have bee the architects here.
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A black headed weaver gathering supplies to work on a nest in Queen Elizabeth Park in Uganda.

2017-09-26: WPC Layers

The WordPress photo challenge prompt for the week is layers.  I shot this image while on a bird watching boat trip along the Kazinga Channel in Uganda.  There were several fishing villages along our route, and most of the boats were already in for the day by the time we set out.  The person taking the climb back to the village from the shore caught my eye from the boat.

I feel this image is a great example of showing off many layers; not only do we have the water, the land and the sky, but several layers of nature interspersed with man made objects.

I hope you enjoy my take on this topic.

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WPC: Layers

2017-06-16: Feel Good Friday

The skies here have been pretty dreary the last couple days, so I thought seeing a few African sunrises would perk me up.

Wishing everyone a great weekend ahead 🙂

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Sunrise on the Masai Mara, Kenya.  September, 2016.
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A misty sunrise in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda.  September 2016.
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A sunrise with giraffes on the Masai Mara.

2017-05-30: WPC Danger

This past weekend, my Mom and I were discussing one of her friends that is terrified of birds.  So in honour of the topic of Danger, here is a post that is only spells danger for Norma Jean, and anyone else with ornithophobia.

Caution, beaks and feathers ahead!

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A golden weaver on thistles in Amboseli.
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A flock of gulls take to the skies above the Kazinga Channel, Uganda.
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My personal favourite, the lilac breasted roller.
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A little bee-eater seen in the Mara.
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Flamingos take to the air over the Amboseli swamp.
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A kori bustard struts his stuff.
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A yellow-billed stork searches for dinner in the shallows along the Kazinga Channel.

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WPC: Danger

 

2017-05-12: Feel Good Friday

For this Feel Good Friday post, a few images from my time in the Ishasha sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda.  I hope you enjoy, and have a wonderful weekend ahead.

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A rufous named lark singing to the rising sun.
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A pair of waterbuck in theQueen Elizabeth National Park.
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A Ugandan Kob calling out as the daylight began to fade.
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A long crested eagle on the road between Ishasha and the Kazinga Channel.
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Ugandan Kob graze under threatening skies.
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A Ugandan Kob walks on charred earth from a recent fire for land clearing and maintenance.

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