Pelican and Co.

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Yesterday I spent a few hours at Mkuze Game Reserve. My main aim was to get some good bird pictures. The day was not as productive as a Winter’s day at Mkuze but I got some images of Pelicans, Bee-eaters, a Sparrowhawk, an Ibis and a small Crocodile. Not bad for a hot morning!

Especially during the Winter month Mkuze is one of the best birding places in Kwazulu Natal. It is only 45 minutes from Thanda and always worth-while an excursion.

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Pink-backed Pelican

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Black Sparrowhawk

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Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

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Hadeda Ibis

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Nile Crocodile

6 Replies to “Pelican and Co.”

  1. All great but the bee eater photo is fantastic! What beautiful birds! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Yes the color on the Bee-Eater is amazing, good action too. I was particlularly touched by the Sparrow Hawk though, mighty, swift little birds, I felt the action was superb, good clarity! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Yes all great bird pictures, my favorites would be the Pink-backed Pelican and the Blue cheeked bee eaters. Amazing capture shot to catch the bee in the birds beak!! It doesn’t look like it wants to share it’s meal. Do you know what that is below the crocodiles head?

  4. Hi Christian,

    Just wanted to say how much I enjoy your photographs and comments. It is the next best thing to being there J

    Thanks!

    Peggy Pellett

    Registrar

    Nashville Zoo

    3777 Nolensville Pike

    Nashville, TN 37211

    615.627.3052

    ppellett@nashvillezoo.org

    *From:* Christian Sperka Photography [mailto:comment-reply@wordpress.com] *Sent:* Monday, February 04, 2013 10:15 AM *To:* ppellett@nashvillezoo.org *Subject:* [New post] Pelican and Co.

    Christian Sperka posted: ” Yesterday I spent a few hours at Mkuze Game Reserve. My main aim was to get some good bird pictures. The day was not as productive as a Winter’s day at Mkuze but I got some images of Pelicans, Bee-eaters, a Sparrowhawk, an Ibis and a small Crocodile. “

  5. Fabulous! I, too, liked the bee-eater and liked the ibis – showing the beautiful colors on the wing! thanks!

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