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Nature Explored

Photography
by Chris Dunford

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

Meru Birds II (October)

A great egret stalking frogs in a stream1850 A great egret stalking frogs in a stream

The pygmy falcon is exactly that1851 The pygmy falcon is exactly that

Yellow-necked spurfowl are extremely common in Meru1852 Yellow-necked spurfowl are extremely common in Meru

Red-billed queleas are the World's most numerous bird. Flocks can contain millions of individuals1853 Red-billed queleas are the World's most numerous bird. Flocks can contain millions of individuals

A closer look at some red-billed queleas1854 A closer look at some red-billed queleas

The martial eagle is one of the biggest African eagles. It is capable of taking a young impala1855 The martial eagle is one of the biggest African eagles. It is capable of taking a young impala

A male kori bustard1856 A male kori bustard

A pair of Somali ostriches1857 A pair of Somali ostriches

 The emerald-spotted wood-dove loves the dry scrubby country of Meru1858 The emerald-spotted wood-dove loves the dry scrubby country of Meru

The white-headed buffalo weaver looks distinctly pink as it is approaching breeding season1859 The white-headed buffalo weaver looks distinctly pink as it is approaching breeding season

At 14 inches long, Ruppell's long-tailed starling is one of the biggest in East Africa1860 At 14 inches long, Ruppell's long-tailed starling is one of the biggest in East Africa

A marabou stork gliding into land1861 A marabou stork gliding into land

The small black-shouldered kite has very distinctive plumage1862 The small black-shouldered kite has very distinctive plumage

A red-billed buffalo weaver1863 A red-billed buffalo weaver

Helmeted guinea-fowl abound in noisy flocks1864 Helmeted guinea-fowl abound in noisy flocks

A secretary bird looking for lizards and snakes in the long grass1865 A secretary bird looking for lizards and snakes in the long grass

A black and white cuckoo1840 A black and white cuckoo

The golden eyes of the brown snake-eagle contrast the brown plumage. Underwing flight feathers are silver white1867 The golden eyes of the brown snake-eagle contrast the brown plumage. Underwing flight feathers are silver white

The white-throated bee-eater has a striking black and white head pattern1868 The white-throated bee-eater has a striking black and white head pattern

White-bellied go-away-birds utter onomatopoeic sounds hence 'go away' bird 1869 White-bellied go-away-birds utter onomatopoeic sounds hence 'go away' bird

A very smart looking spur-winged lapwing - known as plovers in southern Africa1870 A very smart looking spur-winged lapwing - known as plovers in southern Africa

Wooly-necked storks are widespread in Africa and Asiar1871 Wooly-necked storks are widespread in Africa and Asia

African black-headed oriole making it difficult to get a good shot1872 African black-headed oriole making it difficult to get a good shot

Nice photo of a little bee-eater1873 Nice photo of a little bee-eater