Continuing with Day 4 in Botswana, I have just a few more photos from the morning river safari.
The first three are of the tiny Malachite Kingfisher. As you can see, I had problems focusing, perhaps because he was so small and had reeds close behind him, and maybe a bit of camera shake as well.
And then my old friend the Pied Kingfisher, who crops up everywhere.
A Great White Egret.
A Black Crake, nearly lost in the grass.
I’m fairly sure, but not certain, that the next two are of a Common Sandpiper.
A not so good picture of another Lilac Breasted Roller.
The beautiful African Fish Eagle.
An African Darter, or Snakebird, drying its wings after swimming.
And now a little more uncertainty. The guide told us that this was a Purple Heron
and that this was a Grey Heron. He should know, but apart from the small colour difference, the markings look very similar. (I now have it on good authority from an expert, that both the above birds are indeed Grey Herons. Thanks Adrian.)
A Sacred Ibis.
An African Fish Eagle coming in to land.