Hammerkop flight

This hammerkop was standing quietly on the Lake Victoria shore when it took a take off …It was in perfect sync with the water which captured my attention.

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Spoonbill

This is an African Spoonbill.The species is widespread across Africa and Madagascar, including Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. It lives in marshy wetlands with some open shallow water and nests in colonies in trees or reedbeds. They usually don’t share colonies with storks or herons. The African Spoonbill feeds in shallow water, and fishes for various fish,molluscs,amphibians, crustaceans,insectsand larvae.The animal uses its open bill to catch foods by swinging it from side-to-side in the water, which catches foods in its mouth. Long legs and thin, pointed toes enable it to walk easily through varying depths of water.

Giant kingfisher

This is the first time I sighted a Giant kingfisher which is a shy bird. This is the largest kingfisher in Africa. Took this shot in Jinja, Uganda where it was perched in a tree and suddenly took a leap to catch a fish from the river.

Shoebill stork

This is a shoebill stork-one of the endangered species in Uganda and Africa.It is a tall bird, with a typical height range of 110 to 140 cm (43 to 55 in).The signature feature of the species is its huge, bulbous bill, which is straw-colored with erratic greyish markings.Its a lazy bird generally. This flight shot was taken at Mabamba Bay,Lake Victoria.