Friday 17 February 2012

Green Mamba to Black Bee-eaters !!

Back to forest birds again at our next destination, Kibale Forest National Park.
This Blue-breasted Kingfisher was one of the highlights.
We had a wonderful welcome at the home of Julia Lloyd, a primatologist researching the effects of tourism on Chimpanzees. She owns land on the forest edge so ringing over the years here will be important to look at species change as the land reverts to forest from farmland.
As at other locations, a lot of interest was shown in what we were doing from all ages.
Even baby Dylan enjoyed the birds
This forest edge net ride will be remembered for the Green Mamba coiled up on a branch that was about to be lopped!
A good variety of birds were caught including Klaas's cuckoo Ashy FlycatcherGreen TwinspotSlender-billed WeaverAnd Marsh TchagraOff on the road again but one last stunning new bird for us at Kibale as we left - Black Bee-eater.

1 comment:

  1. So you guys DID see a black bee eater! I remember you talking excitedly about wanting to see it. I learned so much from being with your group; it was a fascinating week-end. Thanks for letting me be a part of it.
    Will be sharing my photos and story this week. In the mean time, here is a link to the blog I wrote setting the scene at Julia's. It's out of this world isn't it?
    Greetings to all! Charlotte


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