African Safari – Lake Manyara National Park (2)
On our way down toward the lake, we stopped at one spot where the number of bird species flitting in and out was unbelievable. Probably could have sat there all day but other spots were waiting to be explored.
Grey-headed Kingfisher (Halcyon leucocephala)
Peter’s Twin Spot (Hypargos niveoguttatus)
Emerald-spotted Wood Dove (Turtur chalcospilos)
African Grey Hornbill (Tockus nasutus)
Striped Kingfisher (Halcyon chelicuti)
Hadada Ibis (Hagedashia hagedash)
Everyone needs an embarrassing moment once in a while. This was mine. Everyone could see this hornbill at its nest int he hole in the tree limb directly in front of the van. Everyone except me that is. I was looking off into the distance, looking above, looking below, etc. I even changed my location in the van a couple of times. Even had folks in the van behind us shouting out directions to me. Once I finally locked in on where everyone was indicating, pointing and directing, I was amazed!
Link to third part of our Lake Manyara National Park safari.