#FreeFotoFriday – Little Bee-Eater

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On our last escapade out of town last month comes our #FreeFotoFriday – Little Bee-Eater image of the day. Met with this bird after a morning game drive back to Nairobi Tented Camp the only accommodation located inside the Nairobi National park

The little bee eater (Merops pusillus cyanosticus) is differentiated from the blue breasted bee-eater by NOT having a white on side of the face. many people tend to think that its the size that makes it little but am not sure of what you would call a young one of the blue breasted bee- eater or any other bee-eater out there

Little Bee-Eater as seen in Nairobi National Park

Little Bee-Eater as seen in Nairobi National Park

The bird was so curious of the visitors that unlike the others, it did not fly away. Instead it seemed comfortable to have us around. The look it gave me is what makes this image our #FreeFotoFriday

With the El-nino rains beginning i have a feeling that majority of the bird watchers will hide away and try to keep warm. But #Kasunie is looking to go out and showcase more birds out there. we are still waiting to see the early arrivals of the pale-arctic migrants. Any one who has spotted any yet?

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#FreeFotoFriday – Flight of the spoon Bills

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#KasuniePhotography has taken the month of October seriously and is looking to #Waterbirds. Along the #kenyan rivers, estuaries, dams and even the larger water masses like the lakes, the waterbirds have taken the chance to inhabit and even nest herein. I happened to catch these Spoon Bills in flight in Lake Magadi

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These spoon bills in flight were photographed in Lake Magadi while the lake had subsided. Majority of the Flamingo’s had gone to breed and these birds seemed to have been enjoying the wider lake.

The folks around the area had actually made paths along the lake and to some extend even a market adjacent to the hot water springs when we arrived.

The spoon bills closely resemble flamingos but are are easily identifiable by their flat bills that resemble huge cooking spoons #Kasunie #FreeFotoFriday

 

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Spring Bird Migration

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The month of October is well know for the Spring bird migration. Majority of the birds are usually returning back to Africa from their nesting  grounds. Their choice of nesting has been a wonder to many and its very interesting how these birds cover for long distances for various reasons

From this time to early next year, #KasuniePhotography is expecting to see those palearctic and intra-african migrants that had been missing for a while. Their different habits have had explorers taking keen measures to look into their behaviors but no reason has been given for their long journeys

With the different types of migrants either palearctic birds migrating from Europe and Asia or the or intra-african migrants within the continent we expect to catch a glimpse of at least the barn swallow, common Buzzard or the pygmy kingfisher among others. Go out, travel and e on the look out as well

With Nature kenya still undertaking bird ringing, be sure to report any of these migrants especially the ones with rings on them. This should assist to give further information on their travels, journeys, encounters et al

With the change in climatic conditions and weather patterns, #KasuniePhotography expects someof these migration patterns to change as well as the birds encounter different conditions. It will be good to see majority of these migrants and capture moments before they are forced else where. then again, we might get to see new  migrants in time as well #Kasunie

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#FreeFotoFriday – Greater Blue Eared Starling

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Our #FreeFotoFriday image this week is the Greater Blue Eared Starling. The shades of blue and purple on this bird especially on the mid day sun brings out a whole different dynamic aspect; natures designs.

A very beautiful bird with amazing shades of the color Blue and purple

A very beautiful bird with amazing shades of the color Blue and purple

The dark markings on the wings are consistent with the superb starling as well. Could it be symbolic or do they have a distinct purpose for being there? Maybe Dale A. Zimmerman or Donald A. Turner of birds of Kenya and northern Tanzania or Nature Kenya will inform us in time

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Kasunie Photography Artist Statement

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I didn’t set out to be a photographer really…It just happened. I have always had a fascination of art and nature, often saw things in a way that many other people did not and i always felt like i needed to justify what i was saying. The camera made that easier and the images can speak for themselves #Blessing

I try to bring forth the beauty in each moment the best way i can, give a chance to an audience to see my story as i showcase His glory. I spend a lot of time reflecting on how things should be, what i could do to change somethings yet still bring forth life on how i feel each beautiful moment should be. #JustaView But at the end of the day, His story matters most #Reason

Kasunie Photography purposely came up as a result of a mix in the love of birds and the lens. A passion that started while at a young age and through time i have nurtured it with travel and #Birdwatching activities. Being out there and wanting to show you what beauty lies therein, #KasuniePhotography was inspired.

All the images shown in the site are unique, real and present a moment in time that one could stare at and see a creation that even God saw was beautiful. (Genesis 1:20 – 21) #Storyline

There is so much in beauty in this world to #Explore that its only wise to carry a good #DSLR to enjoy it all. Shared moments are relived, cultures are preserved, relationships are built and hearty emotions are expressed over and over again. #Travel and expirience new ideas, #Food, #Sports, #Events. It is only wise to share the view from my heart via art in #Photography

These things i love that add joy to the soul, that i dont mind doing over and over again. I believe there is soo much life out there still to be explored, enjoyed and most of all #shared. #LifeisBeautiful

#EachMomentIsaBlessing

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A Grounded eagle . .

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Time and time again i have heard many stories about eagles, about how the soar the highest and live in the highest mountains. How one rarely sees a grounded eagle

Funny how they hunt small ground creatures but are always in a soar with their long outstretched wings, looking mean or at least that is what i had imagined them from the myths

I nearly believed that such birds can never get ground dirt. How now, that would equate them to chickens

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Then i met this mighty creature in Lake Nakuru national park on the forest floor.
A quiet and peaceful area that you would never even imagine that there could be any action taking place

A see, the highly spoken about bird also drinks water from a stream. The sight in itself was to behold and though it saw me stop, it continued on with its business. I wished for the Canon 100 -400mm as i was on the 200mm

I still uphold the myths of this great bird. Even on the ground, the eagle has a story to tell

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