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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Birds at Kruger National Park

01 Saddle billed stork Kruger NP Mpumalanga ZA (800x600)
Saddle-billed Stork, 5 ft tall with a 9 ft wingspan
Most people visit Kruger National Park in South Africa for the “Big 5” however birders can add to their life lists. And the vehicles with a “birders on board” sticker drive even slower than the rest.  Read more about the birds here.

21 comments:

Carolyn Ford said...

I can't seem to capture much more than pelicans and seagulls, a few hummingbirds if they hover in one place for a while...birds are a big challenge and I admire those who are really skilled at it. You captured some beauties! I love the "very tall" heron. That is amazing.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

This is a wonderful post Gaelyn!! You did so well with all of these my friend. Looks like you learnt quite a bit while you were here and can now qualify as a tour guide to Kruger too!! :) I am still trying to puzzle out why those Marebou were walking like that. Strange!!

Well done!!

Dale Forbes said...

great birds Gaelyn, Kruger really is a birder's paradise!

Dale
http://alpinebirds.blogspot.com

Firefly said...

I agree with Joan. Wonderful post. A lot of people seem to miss the birds in their quest for something else. The problem with bird photography is to get the best pics you need a camera and lense that is so expensive that you need to morgage your house to buy them.

Bibi said...

I am now looking at birds quite differently, now that I have seen Walking with Dinosaurs. Those storks look awfully prehistoric!

Makes me want to see them up close!

Arija said...

Superb birds! Love all the different storks as well as all the others. Great post Gaelyn.

Jazz said...

I'd go FOR the birds.... Thanks for the great pics.

Craver Vii said...

Those rollers are pretty birds. I especially like your photo of the hornbill. Wow, your camera must have been smoking hot from taking so many pictures!

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent pictures, Gaelyn. Love the large birds and you did great. Are the Marabou where the feathers for costumes came from back before our time? Super shots. MB

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: Wonderful photos of the birds, it is fun to see so many that are strange to us.

squirrel said...

WOW you have seen some really nice birds. Thanks for the great photos. You must have a had a blast taking them.

Johnny Nutcase said...

How cool! So many great birds (jealous!) Birders on board, that's pretty funny :) I'm going to have to check out the rest of your Africa photos. What an excellent trip!

karen said...

Those are some very nice birds you saw. and for an impatient photographer, you got some good shots.

blog with no name said...

I think the storks were looking for a lost contact lens. Beautiful picture of the eagle in flight!

Elaine said...

This is a lovely series of shots with such a nice variety of birds, ones we don't see in the U.S. I like shooting the big birds too. They're lots easier than the little songbirds.

Quiet Paths said...

Really fascinating post and I enjoyed the more "exotic" birds as well as the great eagle and the storks. What an experience to see all these various kinds.

A human kind of human said...

For me there is nothing like the cry of a Fish Eagle to bring out the Africa in my blood. This was another wonderful post and yes, I also wonder about the Marebou.

Ruth said...

Wow! You got great pictures of the birds. What an interesting assortment, small and large.

eileeninmd said...

Cool looking birds from Africa. I would love to see these birds someday. Wonderful photos, Gaelyn.

dAwN said...

wow weee..those birds are so cool looking..

Janie said...

Beautiful birds! I'd much rather encounter them than the scorpion in the post above...

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