Lisa and I took a morning outing to some woodland just outside of Lusaka with Leslie Reynolds of Lapwing Safaris (http://www.lapwingsafaris.com) and a few other fellow birders. While putting up with the hot sun and dodging not a few ticks, we got some decent birding in including a few new birds for my list. Though we heard several Diderick Cuckoos, a sighting of one continues to elude me.
Some of the better sightings for the morning were a Red-backed Shrike,a displaying Pin-tailed Whydah, Black-collared Barbets, Long-billed Crombecs, a Grey-backed Cameroptera, a Lizard Buzzard, and European Bee-Eaters.
The three “Lifers” for me were a Tree Pipit, a Familiar Chat, and a Brown-backed Honeybird.
Jonathan didn’t go with us today so I had to take all the photos myself. I borrowed his fancy camera for the morning. My results were mixed- none of my “lifers” came out at all, but I did have a few half-way decent shots. Here are the best ones. Hope you enjoy.