FEATHERED FRIENDS Kakadu National Park, east of Darwin in Australia's north is a birders' paradise. Spoonbills, Anbangbang Billabong.Coming from darwin, Mamaluka is one of the first stops, and sets the scene with a smorgasbord of birdlife.Pelican, Mamaluka.Magpie goose, Mamaluka, Kakadu.One of the many Mamaluka birds I can't identify.Still at Mamaluka, white-necked heron.In the far east of Kakadu, Ubirr rock provieds a great platform for eagles, cockatoos, pigeons and more.Yellow Waters in the centre of Kakadu, as the name suggests, is a floodplain with plenty of waterbirds.Short-billed corrella, Yellow Waters, Kakadu.Plumed whistling ducks at Anbangbang Billabong, in the far east of Kakadu National Park, the huge, flat expanse of wetlands in Australia's top end,Yellow billed stork feeds in Selous NP, Tanzania.Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, on the edge of the Serengeti. Outrageously expensive but with an outrageous amount of wildlife.I have no idea why they got the name secretary bird.Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, not far from Agra. Incredible birding!Spotted owlet, Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India.Egyptian vulture, Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur.Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur. Painted stork.Rose ringed parakeet, Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur.Bar necked geese, Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur.Eurasian Spoonbill, Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur.Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur. Crane or stork or heron?Cape Verde or Purple Heron, Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur.Painted stork in flight, Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur.Intermediate egret and coot, Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur.Some kind of heron? Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur.Oriental Darter, Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur.Indian Comorant, Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur.Yellow (or Eurasian?) Bittern, Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur.A bit of a guess, but spotted eagle (or black kite?) Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur.Male peacocks strut their stuff for some disinterested females , in the famous Indian tiger park, Ranthambore.Peacock at Ranthambore National Park, India.(Female) Purple sunbird.A purple sunbird in the grounds of Fatehpur Sikri, an old Moghul capital near Agra, India.A rose-ringed parakeet enjoys the grounds of India's 15th century Fatehpur Sikri.An eagle casts his eye down on the Taj Mahal, just next to my el cheapo guesthouse balcony.In the grounds of the Taj Mahal, a personal favourite, the hoopoe.Again, Etosha. A northern black korhaan.Southern yellow billed hornbill against a grey Namibian sky.Right be the side of the road in Etosha, a hawk stared straight into the camera.Namibia's Etosha National Park, a vast plain of wildlife.