Saturday, December 05, 2009

Kenya - Sunday, Mount Kenya National Park

It’s a relatively short drive to the hotel in the Kenya Mountain National Park. I had to photograph both the red mud, often found in its derivative dust form:














And the purple trees:




















As we approached the hotel we saw a family group of Black-and-white Colobus Monkeys:



















Another species of monkey spotted on our way to our room:



















From our window ledge we saw Rock Martins, a pair of Hadeda Ibis:




















Little Bee-eaters:


















More African Pied Wagtails, another Black-headed Heron, more Speckled Mousebirds, Common Bulbuls and Baglafecht Weavers. Next the Buffalo we’d seen off to the left decided it was time for a drink so headed to the watering hole, accompanied by a number of Red-billed Oxpeckers:














They stopped to scratch pretty much in front of where we were sat watching them, so I took the opportunity of filming them:

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You can see here the Red-billed Oxpeckers moving around on the Buffalo:

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And here a couple of them dust-bathing. One in particular is hilarious to watch:

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With the Buffalo mooching around, a Marabou Stork glided into the watering hole:
































Before settling to feed:
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