Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Birdwatching around Lake Victoria, Uganda

Last year in November, Felistas & I were in Uganda for a few days of ministry. Our hosts gave us a day off to visit Lake Victoria & the River Nile. No prize for guessing what I was looking forward to doing—birdwatching! It was a birdwatcher’s paradise. We saw about 30 different species of birds within 2 hours. Yes, we stood in awe of God’s handiwork!

I shared the photos I took of the birds on Facebook that same day. Now that I am back to blogging, I thought of keeping some of the photos here as well. Here they are:

Malachite Kingfisher
A male Black-bellied Sunbird

Black-eyed Bulbul

Openbill stork

White-eared Night Heron

Little Egret

White-breasted Cormorants

Bronze Mannikin

White-winged Black Terns

Openbill Stork

Male breeding Reed Cormorant

Hadeda Ibis

Pied Kingfisher

Breeding Great White Egret

Male non-breeding Reed Cormorant

Pink-backed Pelicans (with Sacred Ibis)

Black-headed Heron

Eastern Plantain-eater

Sacred Ibis

White-throated Bee-eater

Male Masked Weaver

Marabou Stork

Yellow-billed Stork

African Darter

Common Sandpiper

Little Egret

And finally...two Crested Cranes (normally male-female pairs), the national bird of Uganda