Saturday, 26 March 2011

Bush birds and farming friends

We headed off yesterday evening to friends who have a farm about 30mins west of Arusha, for a night camping their garden (in their rather nice safari tent, mind, so not roughing it too much!) and a morning to enjoy the garden and farm around about. Many nice birds in their garden:
Spotted Morning Thrushes always wake us in the bush

This little guy was enjoying the nectar - always stunning!

Northern Pied Babbler are very common in their garden

These guys are seriously tiny!

Why do you think someone decided to call it Grey Woodpecker?

Bit more obvious why this is an African Grey Flycatcher

And this clearly must be a Beautiful Sunbird!
Highlight for the kids though, was exploring the farm and getting to ride on Posh Paws- first time for Kitty on a horsey thing since 18month old on a Shetland pony in, well, Shetland I think...

"I can get dung beetles to roll their dung right through my legs!"

Also rather cute in the evening was this little chappy:

Not quite sure who he is, but very cleary a baby at about 17cm!

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