Posts in Category: Uganda

Uganda Edition: Black-headed Heron

Uganda Edition: Black-headed Herons, on the grounds of Bird’s Nest Lodge on Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda, August 2022 — The nest was in the tree overhanging the veranda, and clearly the birds were not bothered by the constant observation of the guests. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Pro and Apple Photos. ISO 160 @ f4 @ 1/500th.

Uganda Edition: Slender-billed Weaver

Slender-billed Weaver: Bird’s Nest Lodge, Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda, August 2022 — Bird’s Nest Lodge on Lake Bunyonyi is a luxurious rest stop after Gorilla or Golden Monkey trekking in the mountains. A place to clean off the mud, take a hot shower, and enjoy the views out over “the lake of many little birds” (which I think is the translation of the name). There are always birds on the grounds as well. These Slender-billed Weavers were nesting over the veranda above the lake. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications and multi-frame noise reduction. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. Equivalent ISO 6400 @ f4 @ 1/500th.

Uganda Edition: Eastern Mountain Greenbul

Eastern Mountain Greenbul: Kisaro-Kabale Road, Uganda, August 2022 — One last bird from the roadside on our way to Birds Nest Lodge on Lake Bunyonyi. The typical Greenbul of high elevations in East Africa, this apparently was just the Mountain Greenbul, lumped with the Western Mountain Greenbul of west Africa, until recently. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Pro and Apple Photos. ISO 500 @ f4 @ 1/500th.

Uganda Edition: Eastern Mountain Greenbul

Eastern Mountain Greenbul: Kisaro-Kabale Road, Uganda, August 2022 — One last bird from the roadside on our way to Birds Nest Lodge on Lake Bunyonyi. The typical Greenbul of high elevations in East Africa, this apparently was just the Mountain Greenbul, lumped with the Western Mountain Greenbul of west Africa, until recently. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Pro and Apple Photos. ISO 500 @ f4 @ 1/500th.

Uganda Edition: Three birds in a bush…

Baglafecht Weaver, White-eyed Slaty Flycatcher, Black-faced Apalis: Kisaro-Kabale Road, Uganda, August 2022 — When we left Mgahinga National Park for. the drive to Lake Bunyonyi and the Bird’s Nest lodge we stopped at the edge of the highlands for a mixed feeding flock working the road edge. This is three birds for the price of one! The Baglafecht Weaver (yellow bird) is common throughout East Africa at certain elevations. It is highly variable and used, in fact, to be 4 separate species, now lumped into one. It still has 5 named races. The White-eyed Slaty Flycatcher (grey bird) is the Albertine variety, without the bold white eye ring common further east, and the Black-faced Apalis is an actual Albertine Rift endemic, which we also encountered in Bwindi. So, not only three birds for the price of one, but three geographically special birds. Sony Rx10iv at 567mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 500 @ f4 @ 1/500th.

Uganda Edition: Black Cuckoo-shrike

Black Cuckoo-shrike: Mgahinga National Park, Uganda, August 2022 — The Cuckoo-shrikes of East Africa are one of those species where the male and female look like two different species, they are so no alike! This is the female of the Black Cuckoo-shrike from the slopes of Mgahinga above the ranger station. Sony Rx10iv at 541mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 100 @ f5.6 @ 1/1000th

Uganda Edition: Red-faced Woodland Warbler

Red-faced Woodland Warbler: Mgahinga National Park, Uganda, August 2022 — Another Albertine Rift endemic. This small Woodland Warbler is common in the mid-canopy at in the highlands of western Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi. This one was foraging much lower…or it came down for its photo, one or the other. 🙂 Sony Rx10iv at 541mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 250 @ f4 @ 1/500th. I have never seen a photography of this bird, or an illustration for that matter, where the face actually looks “red” but then I have only ever seen this one bird.

Uganda Edition: Chestnut-throated Apalis

Chestnut-throated Apalis: Mgahinga National Park, Uganda, August 2022 — The Chestnut-throated Apalis is common in the highlands of East Africa with widely separated ranges in the mountains of the Albertine Rift and in Kenya on either side of the Great Rift valley. A perky little bird, seen here in a small sunny clearing near where we turned around to head back at Mgahinga National Park. Sony Rx10iv at 547mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 640 and 160 @ f4 ! 1/500th.

Northern Puffback

Northern Puffback: Mgahinga National Park, Uganda, August 2022 — Here are a few more Northern Puffback shots, this time from Mgahinga. The Northern Puffback has a wide range in both East and West Africa, and at most elevations where there is scrubby brush. These birds were along the edge of one of the open fields along the Golden Monkey trek path. Sony Rx10iv around 550mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo. ISO 400 and 320 @ f4 @ 1/500th.

Uganda Edition: Western Tinkerbird

Western Tinkerbird: Mgahinga National Park, Uganda, August 2022 — This little Tinkerbird would not come down low enough for photo showing off its bright yellow stripe from crown to tail, but it is definitely a Western Tinkerbird. The Western is pretty much restricted to the Albertine Rift in East Africa but there are populations along the border between Nigeria and Cameron and much further south in Angola. I would have to suspect that they are not actually all the same species…but I also doubt anyone has looked closely. Who knows, this might one day be the Rwenzori Tinkerbird? Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Pro and Photo and Apple Photos. Against the green: ISO 250 @ f4 @ 1/500th. Against the sky: ISO 100 @ f4 @ 1/500th. Plus 1.7EV.