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Masai Mara - September 2011 - other pictures

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Post  Anne-Marie1981 on Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:21 pm

I thought I would upload a few of my other photos I took while in the Masai Mara. It might take me a while, but I thought I'd start while I had a spare 15 minutes:

Lilac Breasted Roller


Dwarf Mongoose (so cute, I love this picture)
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Post  Anne-Marie1981 on Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:26 pm

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Post  wilderness on Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:45 pm

These are really lovely pics Anne-Marie. Love the colours on the bird and the the giraffe against the backdrop of the sky and land! Looks like something I would have as my desktop wallpaper :)
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Post  whitestarling on Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:09 pm

Gorgeous photos AM. That photo of the Dwarf Mongoose is brilliant, nice to the Giraffes. The Lilac Breasted Roller is lovely, do you know what sound it makes ?. I was watching Petes Pond earlier in the week, and there was a sound coming over the speakers that sounded a bit like the squawk of a Parrot so the Bird was very close to the hide. Then the camera panned to just below the hide, and on to two Birds. I managed to get a shot, and I think it's from the Roller family looking at your Photo. This was my shot, its a bit on the small side unfortunately.


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Post  RMorr50912 on Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:27 pm

Wow AM those are all lovely pictures! I am looking forward to seeing the rest once you get them up. Like wilderness says, the colors are really spectacular.

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Post  Doogs on Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:11 am

Nice ones AM Very Happy

Your Dwarf Mongoose is just adorable and love your shot of the LBRB - they are stunning little birds I love you
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Post  Laikipia on Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:04 pm

WOW Anne-Marie, that LBR is stunning, what a great photo, you've caught all the beautiful colours perfectly. The mongoose is adorable and the giraffe beautiful.

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Post  Anne-Marie1981 on Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:00 pm

Thank you everyone Very Happy these are probably my favourite photos. I just forgot to post them in the excitement of posting the big cats and eles.

WS, I'm not sure what noise they make I'm afraid. We'll have to do a search and find out what birds you managed to snap at Pete's Pond.
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Post  Laikipia on Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:24 pm

Looked in my book of Birds of East Africa. It says of the LBR "displaying birds give loud rasps breaking into a long series that develops into a harsh rattle".

Does that help WS?

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Post  Anne-Marie1981 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:42 am

Cape Buffalo



We saw this little lady followed by a very cute chick. Does anyone know what it is?
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Post  Laikipia on Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:39 pm

Love the buff with the Oxpecker up it's nose - great shot Anne-Marie Very Happy

The bird is a Crowned Lapwing I think - the little chick is almost invisible in the grass, amazing how it blends in.

Any more please? I'm loving these Anne-Marie.

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Post  Anne-Marie1981 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:43 pm

It was adorable Lai. We were lucky because our driver loved the birds so we were always stopping to look at different species. Probably something you would normally miss if your driver was just adamant on finding the big 5.

Loads more to come Very Happy nice to sit here and go through them all.
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Post  Laikipia on Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:11 pm

I Agree about the drivers - some think you are only interested in the big 5 which is such a shame, it's like they want to whizz you round from animal to animal 'get the shot' and onto the next What a Face

I'm really into the birds and Pete's into all the bugs, beetles, and hyenas so we stop and look at anything and everything Very Happy

It's great for you to have another look through months later, happy memories and of course wonderful for us!

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Post  Mara Mad on Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:10 pm

Wow!! These are great pictures! Some fabulous African skies and I love the Ox Pecker up the Buffalo's nose! Did it get sneezed out eventually?!
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Post  whitestarling on Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:24 pm

WOW Brilliant AM ,little, and large as you say there is so much more to see than the big animals. Great shot of the Ox Pecker, and the Buffalo.
The bird I snapped at Petes Pond, I'm not sure the sound heard was from that bird, the sounds I heard like a Parrots shriek were heard just before the Cam panned onto the Birds in the pic
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Post  Safari Maiden on Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:28 pm

Fabulous pics AM. I loved the stunning colours of alot of the African birds, but the LBR is something special.

Keep them coming!

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Post  Doogs on Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:27 pm

Great shot of the Buffalo with the Oxpecker up its nose AM Cool Laughing

I missed that little Crowned Lapwing on the ground at first, such an adorable little ball of fluff I love you

Africa must be a bird spotters paradise as there as so many beautiful big and small birds there. I love that there are a number of different eagles Cool that can be readily spotted.
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