A surreal image – over-exposed so you can see the colours of this Superb Starling, one of Kenya’s commonest birds. But surreal in other ways too. Did we really eat breakfast on the shores of Lake Elmenteita and share it with such birds. (See previous post). On fine days the tables were set out under the fever trees. The soundtrack: incessant chatter of Speke’s weavers from their thorn tree colony by the camp kitchen, fluting call of the black headed oriel, squabbling of babblers, warbling of robin chats, distant grunting of flamingos out on the lake.
Under the fever trees. Can you spot the superb starlings?
Delamere Camp reception and dining room
The ‘Sleeping Warrior’ an exploded volcanic cone on the western lake shore, Eburru hills beyond.
Kenya is of course a serious bird watcher’s paradise. The capital Nairobi boasts a species list of 600…
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