Road trip

Home from Namibia, an unforgettable trip,  now faced with the near-impossible task of selecting some photos from the 5000+ taken.  Digital cameras, eh?

In good time.  In the interim, here is our list of new-to-us birds.

Huge thanks to the Birds of Namibia book, by Ian Sinclair and Joris Kamen, published by Struik Nature, 2017.

Great White Pelican
Greater Flamingo
White-Breasted Cormorant
Cape Cormorant
Grey Heron
Western Cattle Egret
Marabou Stork
South African Shelduck
Red-billed Teal
White-backed Vulture
White-headed Vulture
Bateleur
Verreaux’s Eagle
Martial Eagle
Black-Shouldered Kite
Pale Chanting Goshawk
Secretarybird
Helmeted Guineafowl
Common Ostrich
Kori Bustard
Northern Black Korhaan (female)
Black-winged Stilt
Pied Avocet
African (Black) Oystercatcher
Blacksmith Plover
Crowned Plover
Marsh Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
Kelp Gull
Grey-headed Gull
Hartlaub’s Gull
Namaqua Sandgrouse
Speckled Pigeon
Cape Turtle Dove
Grey Go-away Bird
African Palm Swift
African Grey Hornbill
Southern Yellow-Billed Hornbill (Flying Banana)
Damara Red-billed Hornbill
Rock Martin
Fork-tailed Drongo
African Golden Oriole (female or juvenile)
Pied Crow
Black-faced Babbler
Groundscraper Thrush
Capped Wheatear
Willow Warbler
Cape Wagtail
Southern White-crowned Shrike
Crimson-breasted Shrike
Cape Glossy Starling
Pale-winged Starling
Marico Sunbird (female)
Great Sparrow
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow
White-Browed Sparrow Weaver
Sociable Weaver
Red-billed Buffalo Weaver
Lesser Masked Weaver
Red-headed Weaver
Violet-eared Waxbill

Quite a few which were just too quick for us, and an honorary mention for the Lilac Breasted Roller captured on film by one of our companions.

Walvis Bay, August 2018