Sorry for the disappointment. It did not get the name rufivent for having a black chest.. You were looking at the wrong end.
Yes, there is some hybridisation around.
But you more than made up for your 'loss' with that Shikra and other fine captures..
Here we go again.
A real mixed bag and you should see the ones I threw away.
71. Skylark. Smeale Ayres. The first of the year.
72. Wood Pigeon (Ring Dove or Cushat.) Ballacorey. IOM.
I never know why some birds are Doves and the other Pigeons.
Now for a good reason for an anti glare filter.
73. Goldeneye. Somewhat of a rarity here. I was actually looking for some late Widgeon and this guy popped up briefly. Rubbish shot but probably my only chance this year. Glascoe Dubh. IOM.
Now you see him now you don't.
Even the Widgeon shots were up sun.
74. Widgeon. Glascoe Dubh. Dog Mills, IOM.
Perhaps I will do better tomorrow?
Dinder National Park has some wildlife (including lions) left. There was some news about it last year and when that was in the news I did a search on flickr I think and found some pictures of lions from the area. No idea however how to get there or who to go with.
I'm just sorting through photo's I took on a recent trip to Cambodia (Siem Reap / Angkor Wat area) and whilst not deliberate, it has become apparent that, one way or another, I have a lot of 'things framed by other things'!
2R4C8901 by Whyone, on Flickr
2R4C8620 by Whyone, on Flickr
2R4C8495 by Whyone, on Flickr
2R4C8734 by Whyone, on Flickr
2R4C8740 by Whyone, on Flickr
2R4C8989 by Whyone, on Flickr
2R4C8650 by Whyone, on Flickr
2R4C8674 by Whyone, on Flickr
Arriving in camp we were given a quick camp briefing by Diana, followed immediately by an excellent lunch which was served outside with all the guests round one long table. It was good to talk with the other guests, including one couple, Hank and Diane, who we had already met while at Highlands camp and they were now on their final day here.
It is a traditional style camp with typical bush tents, and also a tented main area with a lounge bar and a dining tent, which are very simple but stylish as well. They even have an additional toilet tent in this area with a very rustic style washbasin.
After lunch we were taken to our tent – number 8 – the furthest from the camp central area.
Although it is traditional and looks very basic, the tents are spacious and have a large comfortable bed, plus a plumbed in sink, toilet and shower, and additionally a second outside shower. All the tents face out towards an open area of bush with a small river nearby but it is very private as there are no driving tracks in that direction.
We spent the next hour and a half getting settled, checking cameras, and having a shower by which time it was approaching 4.00pm and time for our afternoon game drive.