Saturday, 21 November 2015

SATURDAY CRITTERS - Lifupa Conservation Lodge (Part 3)

Yesterday you saw the first sunrise I woke up to at the Lifupa Conservation Lodge and today I am showing you a few of the birds I saw when I walked round the lake with a guide.  Below is a Western Great Egret on the right and  a Cattle Egret on the left.  






These are Common Quail running away from us.  Terrible shot but it gives you an idea how camouflaged they are in their surrounding. 



          This is a beautiful Red breasted Swallow very high up in this tree.  


I hope you enjoyed these birds today.  There are lots more to come next week. 

I am linking with SATURDAY CRITTERS.

 Many thanks for visiting and also to all those who leave comments.

33 comments:

  1. What a lovely and different birds !

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  2. Oh,
    Hi, what are these interesting animals.
    Kind regards and thanks.

    LG Eve

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  3. I am amazed by the egrets being high up in the trees, we are used to see them near the water.
    Wonderful photos, Margaret!

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  4. Very enjoyable photos of a great selection of birds.
    Just wanted to let you know that yesterday's reflection of the cathedral I posted was taken in Dromore Co. Down.
    Enjoy you're day

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  5. Hello Margaret, the egrets are beautiful. The Quail look cute running away! The swallow is lovely with its long tail. Great post and photos. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  6. Dearest Margaret; I was fascinated to see two different Egrets as western ones are the one I can find even in my area :-) Quails and swallows are LOVELY, too♡♡♡
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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  7. Belas fotografias.
    Um abraço e bom fim de semana.

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  8. The red-breasted swallow is so pretty!

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  9. Beautiful pictures.It is amazing how well the bird blend into their surroundings.

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  10. The egrets and other birds are beautiful.

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  11. the egrets are gorgeous!!!! i am forever chasing them!!

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  12. Such beautiful birds. The egrets look so clean and crisp, the quail so hidden. Guess nature takes care of it's own.

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  13. You saw a lot of cool birds! I like the egrets.

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  14. up that high, i bet they have awesome views of the area. i wish i could do that. ha. ha! ( :

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  15. Margaret
    You chose beautiful pictures.
    I am delighted herons and swallow
    Have a nice weekend.
    Greetings.
    Lucia

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  16. I wouldn't expected the egrets in a tree---- except that I've begun to see herons in trees from time to time. Still kinda weird...

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  17. I always forget to look in the tree for egrets.

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  18. It must have been very exciting to see all these wonderful birds Margaret. Thank you for sharing them.

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  19. Such fabulous photographs Margaret...Thank you for sharing them x

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  20. The white egrets are beautiful, perched high up on top of the trees. The quails and swallows are beautiful too!

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  21. Wonderful capture on three different birds! Nice identification of the species

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  22. Great images with some classic Quail shots in particular Margaret.

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  23. Great pictures. Thanks for stopping by my WordPress blog that I can't comment from.

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  24. Great photos - lovely to see the Egrets and the Quail. Rarely see the latter species these days my last sighting was on the Isle of Wight quite a few years ago.

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  25. A Red breasted Swallow!? I've never heard of such a bird. Beauty!
    ~

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  26. beautiful birds! cattle egrets are very common birds in Africa- yet I never tire of seeing them.

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  27. love the Quails, and of course, they run away. Birds always do :)

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  28. Wonderful birds! I Love the elegant egrets.

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