The Shire River is a spectacular place for birds. We left Mvuu Lodge about 12 noon for our water safari along the river.
When I read about birds in Malawi before my trip, it was the Fish Eagle that everyone mentioned. And I was lucky enough to see one, both resting in a tree and in flight. Beautiful bird!
Also along the Shire River were plenty of kingfishers. The first is a Malachite Kingfisher….
Then the black and white, Pied Kingfisher…..
Then there were the flocks of cormorants…..
A white breasted cormorant close up…..
And the cormorant in flight….
Cattle egrets were a common site….
But perhaps more spectacular was the menagerie of birds sitting on the river bank. What can you spot?
How about a few close ups?
There’s an African Open Bill, Whistling Duck and Egyptian Geese…
Comb Ducks in the foreground above, and below is an Egyptian Goose…
And oxpeckers on the Hippo’s back….
And last but not least…..a Hadada Ibis….
A great day with nature!