Monday, 23 February 2015

Birds found outside the Nkhota Pottery Lodge, Malawi

Just before leaving Nkhota Pottery Lodge, I went for a last walk this time just outside the Lodge and these are the birds I found.  Today I am showing you the Little Bee – eater, Swallow, Yellow Weaver and Pied Kingfisher with a video at the end.



Although not of these shots are great, they are the best I could do.  As I said on a previous post I found a couple more clips of the Wire tailed Swallows feeding their young and you can see that at the end of this post.  I have also found the clips of another type of Swallow that I thought I had lost but as I found them further on on my travels and I will show you that when the time comes.


Most of these birds I found along a narrow stream with lots of reeds  and although I would see them through my bins, they were difficult to photograph because they were deep in the foliage.  There were dozens of nests, both old and newly built and several kinds of Weavers where breeding in this area.


Further on on my travel, I videoed one of the Weavers making his nest and will show you that later in a post.








Most of these birds I found along a narrow stream with lots of reeds  and although I would see them through my bins, they were difficult to photograph because they were deep in the foliage. 


Most of these birds I found along a narrow stream with lots of reeds  and although I would see them through my bins, they were difficult to photograph because they were deep in the foliage.   Even the Pied Kingfisher were well camouflaged.  


CLICK HERE if the video does not appear below.




I hope you enjoyed our 3 days stay at the Potteries and tomorrow we are heading even further north in Malawi and our first  stop will be to have coffee at the most beautiful lodge with its own private beach.

Thanks for visiting and also to those who leave comments.

20 comments:

  1. Brilliant video Margaret, and all the others.

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  2. Margaret, you certainly got to see, and photograph, a wonderful selection of some stunning birds on your travels through Malawi...[;o)

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  3. Beautiful birds and very interesting constructions on those nests.

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  4. Hello Margaret, you had some wonderful sightings on your walk.. Beautiful birds! I love the nest of the weaver, very cool. Great video and photos. Enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

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  5. Gorgeous shots of all these different birds! The yellow one is amazing!

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  6. Such beautiful finding on your walk!! I LOVE those Weaver's nests!! blessings ~ tanna

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  7. I just love bee-eaters...................

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  8. Your title says it, 'birding for pleasure' and imperfect photos make them beautiful!

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  9. the weavers and kingfishers are very cool!

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  10. Beautiful pictures of different birds, Margaret.
    The bee eater I find a beautiful bird.

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  11. Love that little bee eater, and the weavers nest. Also what a great video of the birds feeding their young. Looks like a great walk and so many finds!

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  12. Hi Margaret. Really nice series of photos, and I enjoyed the video of the Swallows. Those babies sure have big mouths!

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  13. Thank you for sharing your visit to the Potteries with us. I look forward to seeing more from your travels.

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  14. The Yellow Weaver is splendid! He is my favorite. I bet he looks like sunlight darting around. Next is the Kingfisher. I imagine that big thick beak can get quite a large fish.

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  15. Such beautiful birds! Those babies are all mouth it seems. Nice they have learned not to soil the nest. The woven nests are fascinating.

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  16. Wonderful to see these different birds especially the Yellow Weaver.

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  17. beautiful birds and nests!!! they do work so hard on them and often have to rebuild after a windy day!!!

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  18. Once again, lovely collection of nature's splendor that you have shared with all of us, Margaret. I loved all the photos, particularly the bird nest on the reeds.
    Have a Beautiful Day!
    Peace :)

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  19. Beautiful birds, and aren't those nests simply amazing!

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  20. Some very exotic birds and great shots. I like the yellow weaver and the nest.

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