A round up of our Christmas in Uganda after last weeks guest blog.  My own top three best bits:

Weaver Birds in Ishasha

Weaver Birds in Ishasha

1: The weavers birds at Ishasha

We were staying in a rest camp just outside Queen Elizabeth National Park. Our tent was pitched alongside the Ntungwe river,  next to a weaver bird colony, well more of a weaver bird slum really. We were there just at the start of the breeding season, The noise was tremendous. The male weaver bird makes a nest and entices a potential mate to inspect it.

Weaver Birds at Ishasha: Inspecting the nest, does it come up to standard?

Weaver Birds at Ishasha: Inspecting the nest, does it come up to standard?

If she likes it she will move in, if he has not got it right, he has to completely rebuild it before she will accept him.

Weaver Birds at Ishasha: male bird by a rejected nest

Weaver Birds at Ishasha: male bird by a rejected nest

There was a feeling of empathy as I watched the nests being inspected and rejected.

Weaver Birds at Ishasha: Rebuilding the nest

Weaver Birds at Ishasha: Rebuilding the nest

2: Seeing the lioness(of course) so asleep and un-bothered.

Queen Elizabeth National Park:  The Lioness

Queen Elizabeth National Park: The Lioness

3:   ?

Murchison Falls National Park: Elephant by the River

Murchison Falls National Park: Elephant by the River

There were many other possibilities, so many could make my top three: Elephants

Murchison Nile Sunset

Murchison Nile Sunset

The Nile of course

Watching a bird of prey

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bird of Prey (on the left)

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bird of Prey (on the left)

tear apart it’s breakfast in Queen Elizabeth Park.

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bird of Prey

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bird of Prey

3: But really I think it was just being with partner and daughter:

Murchison Family Christmas

Murchison Family Christmas

aah.

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