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Top 10 Bird Photographs (Fishy Ugandan Tales: Episode 7)

Hidden under the vegetation found in most wetlands is an incredibly diverse world of aquatic organisms. On most of the mornings I’ve been here at Lake Nabugabo, in Uganda, I’ve made my way to the wetlands surrounding the lake searching for fish, as I’m currently interested in the effects of habitat-use on mercury contamination in aquatic organisms. Accompanied by another member of my lab conducting research on fish coloration, Logan Smith, we regularly set nets and minnow traps in the dense water lilies of the wetlands.

Although our main interest was the underwater world of this habitat, Logan also took a keen interest in the birds we would see along the way.   I asked Logan if I could share with you his top ten bird photographs taken over the course of our field season here. …And these are the incredible pictures Logan Smith passed along to me:

Northern Masked Weaver
Northern Masked Weaver

 

Pied Kingfisher
Pied Kingfisher
Red-throated Bee-eater
Red-throated Bee-eater
Hamerkop
Hamerkop
Grey-headed Gull
Grey-headed Gull
Grey-crowned Cranes
Grey-crowned Cranes
Lilac-breasted Roller
Lilac-breasted Roller
Great Egret
Great Egret
Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill
Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill
Brown Parrot
Brown Parrot

Comments

  1. Elizabeth
    Illinois, USA
    June 4, 2016, 11:31 am

    What wonderful photographs!

    The lovely lilac-breasted roller photo is now my desktop background. What a magnificent bird.

    thank you for sharing these!

  2. Akugizibwe Joel
    Fort Portal
    September 26, 2013, 2:18 am

    Uganda really true birder’s haven ,what a beautiful tourism destination!

  3. tricia donegan
    erskin Scotland
    August 13, 2013, 6:11 pm

    That is WHY every species is worth saving

  4. Steven. wonder
    entebbe uganda
    August 13, 2013, 6:02 pm

    nice pics really fasinating

  5. Dan
    Paris, France
    August 13, 2013, 3:17 pm

    Excellent photos Dalal. I was jealous of your trip during previous posts, but these birds put me over the top.

  6. Karin Hughes
    Ottawa Canada
    August 12, 2013, 4:55 pm

    Dalal thank you for filing these . They are beautiful.