#FreeFotoFriday – Lilac Breasted Roller

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On a road trip out of town the other day we were met by a very interesting bird that happens to be #FreeFotoFriday – Lilac Breasted Roller. Despite the anticipation to see the large birds, i have always wanted to see this bird up close

I have heard stories of how it flies up and rolls around showing its magnificent colors on flight and every time i come across it, the excitement is there to see it roll. Apparently that is where it got the name

Lilac Breasted Roller

Lilac Breasted Roller

This bird happens to have some extra-ordinary colors. I got to witness it in flight to perch and off, believe me when i tell you that the lilac is exquisite. i have never seen such a distortion of light blue. Amazing #FreeFotoFriday bird #Naturealert

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The Sleeping Warrior

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Despite the long wait and planning, the sleeping warrior was our host for a number of days. And i can attest that the stay was good. A great hotel consisting of a lodge and camp

The name apparently originates from a nearby hill which from one side looks like the face of a warrior. Do not ask me how but i tried to look at it from how it was being described and i could only form a face but not the warrior

A stay in Cordon Bleu

A stay in Cordon Bleu

We were hosted on Cordon Bleu, one of the separate accommodation overlooking the regions around the lodge. i tell you, the view is absolutely fantastic

Each room is named according to the birds which have been nesting therein. The other different rooms could be seen from afar giving great privacy for relaxation and reading. I think Cordon Bleu had the best view

A view from Cordon Bleu

A view from Cordon Bleu

The inside was a marvel. Once inside, you did not want to leave. The spacious room, the bed, the lounge not to mention the tub and shower; someone had taken time to think about me. No wonder our breakfast was always after 10 o’clock.

Apart from the cold in the morning, we just wanted to stay in. The hosts were very friendly and our guide Henry was always willing to share stories about the place. He is a birdwatcher also which made it feel like home #KasuniePhotography

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The Road Ahead

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I finally managed to visit another of the rift valley lakes the other day and am grateful. The road ahead seemed so near yet to get to the lake itself was so far

The Road ahead is more Beautiful

The Road ahead is more Beautiful

We make plans to travel and as the days draw nearer the anticipation grows as well. then come the times, you get packed and start the journey

For some people like #KasuniePhotography who take time on their drives taking pictures and enjoying the landscapes and what the Safari seems to offer, a journey of an hour can easily be four.

The being in a different place in time, the culture of the different people, the landscapes not to mention the different birds to see makes my country one of the best places to live

The road ahead leads to a better tomorrow. As long as we make peace, we shall all live in harmony and get to visit all these places without fear. #KasuniePhotographyTravelDiary

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#FreeFotoFriday – Looking at the rear view

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I have been having one too many encounters with our bird image of the day #FreeFotoFriday – Looking at the rear view. Each time she keeps showing a different side, letting #KasuniePhotography explore and learn

Looking back over my shoulder

                                                 Looking back over my shoulder

They say that we should indeed stop looking at life over our shoulders but it does not hurt to view life on the rear view. Take time to count your blessings in the now and thank Jehova that you can breathe

Tomorrow may seem blurred but most definitely a new day comes and blessed it will be. Just Believe that God will guide you through. He makes all things beautiful in his own time

Too many encounters create relationships and with the Rufous Naped Lark, i have learnt a lot about the bird in the different environs we have met. From Lake Nakuru to Nairobi National Park, she could be next to you and you could miss her totally

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#FreeFotoFriday – Winding Cisticola

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This is one of the smallest but noisiest birds that i know.  #FreeFotoFriday – Winding Cisticola happens to be a our feature bird this week. The image was captured in Nairobi National park on a morning game drive. While in Nairobi whether business or pleasure, do not miss out on a morning game drive within the park

The bird has just taken to a nearby shrub for some warmth from the morning sun.

Winding Cisticola on a morning game drive in the Nairobi National Park

Winding Cisticola on a morning game drive in the Nairobi National Park

The claws on her feet were a feature to notice. They extended well beyond her feet and on holding on to the branch, they could be seen outwards.

am not sure whether she is a fruit eater or a seed eater with those claws but they seemed clean for clawing insects. Maybe you tell me though i will research further

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#FreeFotoFriday – Great White Pelican

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Among the many waterbirds visible on the rift valley lakes is the Great White Pelican which happens to be our #FreeFotoFriday this week.  This bird is huge and magnificent. On this instance, we saw this huge flock in Crescent island

The Pelicans seemed to have taken over as the pink coloration of the Flamingos was a Mis as they had flown to Lake Natron for breeding.

Great White Pelicans on the shores of Crescent Island, Lake NaivashaGreat White Pelicans on the shores of Crescent Island, Lake Naivasha

I like this image mostly because of the composition of the flock of birds with a drape of the lake and the hills not forgetting the sacred Ibis in flight on top of the reeds

The rains were on the verge of falling and i remember after the shot we started running towards the parking on the other side of the island.

Bird watching is really extra ordinary. These amazing creatures and their behaviors do influence the way we live. The time spent with pelicans was brief, but the memories will for long be en-grained in our minds and shared through #Kasunie.

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