Tuesday, 17 November 2015

WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY - Chelinda Lodge in Nyika Plateau , Malawi (Part 13)

My guide  asked me would I like to go quite deep into a Malawian forest as there was a special bird he would like to show me if we could find it.  It did take us quite a while and when we did find it, it was high in the canopy and keep flitting about so it was very difficult to get a photograph of it.  These re the best of the photographs i got of the Bar – tailed Trogon













I hope you you enjoyed seeing this special bird as much as the guide was delighted to find and show me it.  
I was thrilled and well worth spending time searching for it.

I am linking with Stewart's WILD BIRD WENESDAY.

Many thanks for your visit and also to those who leave comments.

32 comments:

  1. congrats on spotting this beauty!

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    1. yes it took somechunting and then it kept moving high up in the trees and very difficult to photograph.

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  2. Well the photos you got are great! What a gorgeous bird and certainly one I will only see in your blog! Thanks so much for sharing and what an adventure to go searching for this bird

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  3. Colorful bird. Beautiful pictures!

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  4. hello Margaret,
    That colorful bird is beautiful!! I can imagine how difficult to snap the red bird in the woods! You took many glimpses of the bird! It had to be thrilling!

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  5. How amazing. That is an absolutely beautiful bird.

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  6. What a luck to find such beautiful rare bird.
    Never seen before, thanks for sharing.

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  7. Muito belo este passar.
    Gostei das fotografias.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

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  8. Great to see that you are about in the jungle looking for special little birds :) Love the striped tail
    Wren x

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  9. He is beautiful. I can oimagine how excited you must have been! Your guide knew a true birder when he saw one! I bet he doesn't make this trip for everyone !

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  10. so pretty!! i really like those unique, stripped tails!!!!

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  11. Your perseverance certainly had a great payoff!

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  12. That is an amazing bird!!! Congrats on the find. Trogons are awesome so I'm glad you got to see one!

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  13. Beautiful bird and great to find it in thick forest like that.

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  14. I love the colors and stripes!! So cool you were able to see him!

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  15. That is a spectacular bird. I'm glad you had the chance to see it.

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  16. Wow that is a pretty bird! Glad you were able to find one.

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  17. Good capture--- a very special bird.

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  18. How exciting to see such a special bird. Its coloring is really something. So glad you got to see it Margaret, and very happy you shared it with us. Thank you :)

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  19. Hello Margaret, the Trogon is a cool bird. Awesome sighting and photos. Enjoy your week!

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  20. Stunning bird!!!! Your photos are great!

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  21. What a beautiful and interesting bird! I would love to visit Ireland one day.

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  22. What a pretty bird! Worth the hike, I'd say. I find it difficult to get good photos in the wild, as you said, they flutter around so much and are much more easily spooked than the birds in the backyard.

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  23. what a fantastic bird! well worth the effort!

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  24. Beautiful bird with lovely colours - so glad your perseverance paid off :)

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  25. strange, I did see a bird similar to this one in Costa Rica. Have to check that out. :)

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  26. It's such a GORGEOUS bird! What a memorable, wonderful sighting! Glad you were able to photograph it.

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  27. Spectacular bird, this Bar-tailed Trogon! Odd name though.

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  28. It's a gorgeous bird. You were very lucky to find it.

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