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Birds of the Masai Mara, June 2012

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Birds of the Masai Mara, June 2012

Post  Safariman on Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:39 am

For a change I thought I would post photos of some of the wonderful and colourful birds I came across during my trip to the Mara in June.



Lilac-breasted roller, the photo that everybody takes when they visit Africa!!



Wattled plover





Grey crowned crane



Bateleur eagle



Little bee-eater



Verreaux's Eagle Owl



Black-headed (Village) Weaver



Tawny Eagle



Male Red-collared Widowbird displaying



Arrow-marked Babbler
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Post  Doogs on Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:17 pm

cheers Safariman, all lovely, beautiful shots of some of the birds you can see out in the Mara. Although I'm a 'cat woman' myself I do appreciate the many birds that are out there and it really must be a bird spotters paradise at times.

All stunning shots but especially like your Verreaux's Eagle Owl and your Tawny Eagle
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Post  Laikipia on Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:23 pm

WOW Safariman. Some beautiful bird photos there. I love birds so am always trying to get some photos of them. East Africa has some really stunning birds.

I know the LBR is the one every takes a photo of, but they really are so magnificent with all their colours.

Thanks for sharing.

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Post  littlewid on Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:11 pm

OH MY, what stunning pictures, I too love birds, always have and always will. I adore the Lilac Breasted Roller and also the Little Bea Eater, such stunning birds and gentle to look at but I must say the one that has truely stollen my heart there is the Verreaux's Eagle, what a stunning, stunning bird, those ears and eyelids but there is just something magical about him I love you

All those shots have something really special about them safariman and I have been scrolling up and down really taking them in but I keep coming back to the most stunning Eagle.

Thanks so much for them, really enjoyed seeing them cheers

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Post  whitestarling on Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:18 am

Really great photos again Safariman. I love the ones of the Raptors, and LBR. I really like my Birds to, and I've managed to get a few different ones off the Web Cams on here at Petes Pond Sabi Sands, and Africam, that Lai's helped me identify, but I would really love to go to Africa, and get some real shots. Thanks for sharing them with us
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