2020-03-15: African Birds

It was far too cold for me to get out and photograph any local birds this week, so instead I have come up with quite a random assortment of African bird images to share this week.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead.  Stay safe out there!

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A pair of crested francolin, part of a large group that were foraging along the side of the road.
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My personal favourite, the lilac breasted roller.
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A female bearded woodpecker seen on an early morning game drive.
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This photo makes me laugh, because when I look at it, I can hear the bird calling “Go Away”.  These are a pair of grey go-away birds.
A coqui francolin pausing from it’s foraging to give me a photo op.

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Cold temperatures and sunny skies this week have made for a some beautiful walks.  I was delighted Tuesday to see a pileated woodpecker for the first time in a few years; I was even happier when it decided to fly from the thicker trees to an electrical post, and perch in the sunlight long enough for me to take a few photos.

I hope you enjoy my selections from this week – have a great evening!

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There was a light breeze this morning blowing snow and frost off the roofs and tree branches, and when you looked into the sun, the sky was glittering. I captured a little of it, but trying to freeze that in time really didn’t do the moment justice. 1/800sec, f5.6, ISO 900
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Simply a beautiful day 🙂
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I took a quick trip to Vancouver this weekend; this was a snap out the window with my cellphone.
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Coming into land in Vancouver.
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The rising sun illuminating the wingtips of a passing crow.
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I absolutely love the light on the underside of the crow’s wing. 1/500sec, f6.3, ISO 500
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Climbing up the post.
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A beautiful pileated woodpecker on such a convenient perch.
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Climbing to the top of the post.
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A bit cluttered with all the components and wires, but it does give a better ideal of this woodpecker’s size (around the size of a crow).
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I didn’t zoom out in time, and cut off the wings, but I included this anyways because I think the sunlight coming through the wingtips is just too beautiful not to share.
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