Every once in a while when out looking for birds, you find a Magic Tree that seems to be a magnet for several species. Such was the case with this acacia our group encountered on the Tanzania part of our trip while traveling from Ngorongoro to the Serengeti. Here are a few pictures of some of the more colorful species that came to this tree.
The challenge in this situation is trying to decide which bird to focus on first since it’s impossible to photograph them all.
I was quite a distance from the Beautiful Sunbird above, and it never emerged from behind the thorns for a good view. But later, the individual below was closer and a bit more visible.
Also beautiful, if more frequently seen, is the Scarlet-Chested Sunbird.
Perhaps not in the same tree, but on the same day, the White-Browed Scrub Robin below gave me a nice look.
And the magic continued yet another yellow weaver with black markings on its face to add to the collection. This is the Lesser Masked Weaver.
Hope you enjoy the short break from snowy scenes. 🙂