Some photographs of the birds of Katavi and Arusha National Parks and the Selous Game Reserve

The challenge of photographing birds well is immense but I try! The standard of images these days is quite breathtaking and the equipment needed, well the price of a car. So an amateur like me with very little natural ability has to work very hard to capture any thing to put out on public display. I do it mainly for pleasure so here I share a few shots with you and I hope you enjoy them and some of the captions!

Hey Girls I'm nearly finishedHey Girls I'm nearly finished

I Hope she likes it in thereI Hope she likes it in there

A Golden Weavers nest- this guy has styleA Golden Weavers nest- this guy has style

And now for my next trick babyAnd now for my next trick baby

And now for my next trick baby - I'll fly you to the moonAnd now for my next trick baby - I'll fly you to the moon

That crazy spoonbillThat crazy spoonbill

That crazy spoonbill- all clean againThat crazy spoonbill- all clean again

That stork performs againThat stork performs again

A Bohms Bee-eaterA Bohms Bee-eater

A Northern Carmine Bee-eaterA Northern Carmine Bee-eater

A Marsh Sand piperA Marsh Sand piper

A Painted snipe in Arusha National ParkA Painted snipe in Arusha National Park

Everyone is eating fishEveryone is eating fish

A fishermans' habitatA fishermans' habitat

A Strirated Heron in the SelousA Strirated Heron in the Selous

Crowned Crane chicks are preciousCrowned Crane chicks are precious

She's new to scienceShe's new to science

Two Wire tailed swallowsTwo Wire tailed swallows