More Ugandan Safari photos

Here are a few more photos of the wildlife we saw last week in western Uganda.

Hornbill in Kibale Forest

Hornbill in Kibale Forest

Black and white Colobus monkey in Kibale Forest.

Black and white Colobus monkey in Kibale Forest.

Giraffes by Lake Albert

Giraffes by Lake Albert

Waterbuck in Murchison Park

Waterbuck in Murchison Park

Crowned Crane at Ziwa. Uganda's national bird.

Crowned Crane at Ziwa. Uganda’s national bird.

Chimp in Kibale Forest

Chimp in Kibale Forest

Great Blue Turaco

Great Blue Turaco

Birdwatching at Mbita Kenya

I am not the most patient individual so sneaking around in the bushes and the trying to snag a photo of an African bird is a healthy activity for me. I have to stand still and wait for the moment. Good discipline training for someone who likes to keep moving. It can sometimes be a challenge to get the bird to sit still long enough for me to get the shot and often I am torn between gawking up into the trees or stepping gingerly through the grass to avoid snakes or monitor lizards.

Here are those of the birds I have seen in the past week.

Black Bishop

Southern Red Bishop

Yellow-backed weaver

Yellow-backed weaver

African Fish Eagle

African Fish Eagle

A pied kingfisher figures out how he will eat the fish he just caught. Eventually the fish went down the hatch.

A pied kingfisher figures out how he will eat the fish he just caught. Eventually the fish went down the hatch.

Bronze sunbird

Bronze sunbird

Bronze Mannikin

Bronze Mannikin

White-browned Coucal

White-browned Coucal

And this bird is driving me crazy. It has a lovely musical whistle and inhabits a tree outside my door. When I hear it whistling I head out with my camera only to find the bird hopping quickly from branch to branch behind the leaves, never giving me more than a second to get it. On my bucket list is to get a good photo of a Black Headed Gonolek! This is the best I could manage this week.

Black-headed Gonolek

Black-headed Gonolek