Friday 17 August 2018

End of time at Entebbe

On July 16th, I got caught in a downpour at Entebbe Botanical Gardens and had to curtail birding. I soon realised my camera had been waterlogged as a result. It was put in a closed container packed with dry rice overnight. The next day it had mostly recovered though the image stabilisation was the last function to come back.

This blog covers what I saw in the Botanical Gardens that day and what I saw in the hotel gardens adjacent to the Botanical Gardens the morning after. 

  • 38 species seen before the rain came down
  • 67 species seen overall at the Botanical Gardens
  • Lifers seen on the last two visits were: black and white shrike-flycatcher and northern black flycatcher
  • A gaber goshawk landed in the hotel gardens
  • Next stop on my East African tour was Kigali, Rwanda

pied crow

blue spotted wood dove

a second blue spotted wood dove 

yellow-fronted tinkerbird

yellow fronted tinkerbird in flight

black and white shrike-flycatcher

red-billed firefinch

African yellow white-eye

Northern black flycatcher

gaber goshawk

hadada ibis

northern grey headed sparrow

bronze mannikin

red-cheeked cordonbleu

July 15th 2018. Entebbe Botanical Gardens
Egyptian Goose  
Blue-spotted Wood-Dove  
Eastern Plantain-eater  
Senegal Coucal  
Red-knobbed Coot  
African Openbill  
Marabou Stork  
Long-tailed Cormorant  
Great Cormorant  
Little Egret  
Cattle Egret  
Striated Heron  
Hadada Ibis  
Black Kite  
Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill  
Woodland Kingfisher  
Pied Kingfisher  
Madagascar Bee-eater  
Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird  
Black-and-white Shrike-flycatcher  
Black-headed Gonolek  
Pied Crow  
Common Bulbul (Dark-capped)  
Tawny-flanked Prinia  
Winding Cisticola  
African Yellow White-eye  
Swamp Flycatcher  
Northern Black-Flycatcher  
Rüppell's Starling  
Scarlet-chested Sunbird  
Red-chested Sunbird  
African Pied Wagtail  
Yellow-throated Longclaw  
Little Weaver  
Orange Weaver  
Red-billed Firefinch  

July 16th, 2018. Gardens of Egg Botanical View
Eastern Plantain-eater  
Little Egret  
Cattle Egret  
Hadada Ibis  
Palm-nut Vulture  
Gabar Goshawk  
Black Kite (Yellow-billed)  
Black-and-white-casqued Hornbill  
Tawny-flanked Prinia  
Northern Black-Flycatcher  
Rüppell's Starling  
Scarlet-chested Sunbird  
Red-chested Sunbird  
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow  
Red-cheeked Cordonbleu  
Red-billed Firefinch  
Bronze Mannikin  

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