Garth Peacock
Tanzania - Day 1 - Arusha


Tanzania - Day 1 - Arusha

Monday 13th May 2024

Spring Tide at RSPB Snettisham

Saturday 13th April 2024

Things didn't go to plan

Friday 5th April 2024

Fowlmere RSPB Cambs

Wednesday 20th March 2024

Another trip to Norfolk

Tuesday 12th March 2024

Frampton Marsh (again)

Tuesday 5th March 2024

Snettisham RSPB

Tuesday 20th February 2024

A new destination for me

Monday 5th February 2024

A change of plan

Tuesday 30th January 2024

Three hours at Grafham Water

Monday 22nd January 2024

A strange week overall.

Friday 19th January 2024

Norfolk Coast

Tuesday 16th January 2024

New Year - where to go?

Monday 8th January 2024

Coton Cambridgeshire

Wednesday 20th December 2023

Back to Burwell Fen

Saturday 9th December 2023

Short-eared Owls

Monday 4th December 2023

Back to Grafham Water

Wednesday 22nd November 2023

Grafham Water

Thursday 16th November 2023

View Blog Archive >>
Monday 13th May 2024

I hate early starts to the day but Monday 15th April saw me arrive at Norwich Airport at 04:00am for the connecting KLM flight to Amsterdam and then to Killimanjaro to begin a 14 day photo trip around Tanzania arranged by Wild Images. Just managed to arrive for dinner that evening, a good sleep and the next day to relax ready for the trip to formally commence with dinner on Tuesday evening to meet the Trip Leader, Oliver Kreuger and the three other participants from USA. The trip proper to commence on Wednesday morning - early again!!!

The hotel for the first two nights was at the Arusha Serena Hotel - really good with nice rooms and very attractive gardens. Looking out from my room after breakfast, there was a small bush with, would you believe it, birds. Out came the camera.

First species was Common Bulbul

and then several Speckled Mousebirds

There was one species that I could not identify until a friend made me aware of  Merlin Bird ID, a bird identification website. By uploading a photo, it will identify the bird. So I uploaded one photo that it immediately identified as a Golden-backed Weaver.

Being naturally very wary of such things, I investigated further and all seemed to add up.

So that was the first day, before the start of the trip. An encouraging start in my book.

Over the course of the trip, I took many thousands of photos so sorting those out will take a time.

In the meantime, I will still be chasing birds around East Anglia.