The Giant Kingfisher of Kenya. I was just as surprised as this poor fish. Yes, he eventually swallowed the fish whole.
Kenya is for the Birds
From the ugly marabou stork and the very gross hornbills to the beautiful weavers and shiny Guineafowls, Kenya has quite the variety of birds. Taking advantage of my camera which will take up to 20 frames a second, these bird photos will often be shown here as a series of photos. To not lose my audience too quickly, I’ll start off with the attractive African weaver birds before getting into the ugly and gross.
The North Island is separated from the South Island of New Zealand by a three hour ferry ride. Commercial trucks, motorcycles, caravans and pedestrians all pile in for the ship. Ferry rides are always exciting, but we have some trepidation as we know we still have a five hour drive once we arrive in Picton at 3:00pm.Continue reading →
Bosque del Apache is over 55,000 acres of managed lands for the benefit of migratory birds. Through a network of dams and canals, fields are flooded providing a rest stop and food for tens of thousands of snow geese and sandhill cranes. Continue reading →
Driving along the highway and bridges into the Florida Keys, we saw a mess of iguanas. By the way, a ‘mess’ is the official name for a group of iguanas. These are not native to Florida and were originally pets turned loose when they got too large and their biting personality became more apparent. This iguana is fairly brown but some were St Patrick’s Day green. When I parked and walked back to the ‘mess’ of iguanas, just seeing me from a distance would cause them to scatter, very skittish. Loud trucks and cars passing nearby were not a concern as that goes on all day, but a tall gray-haired guy with a camera would send them running for the bushes. Continue reading →
On the Navajo Bridge, near Lees Ferry in Arizona a couple of California Condors were seen resting on the bridge structure. This one was number 83. Each wing, top and bottom have a large number 83 banner attached. On the bird’s right wing, you can see the antenna of a radio transmitter. While the head is fairly ugly, it is certainly colorful. Representing the fighting California Condors, here is #83!