This pair were building a typical broadbill nest out on the end of a long flexible branch overhanging a stream, a little bit of paradise. I was lucky enough to get some very nice shots of these delightful birds, what a great memento to finish off our trip.
I imagine that the images taken with the big telephoto lenses & full frame cameras are exquisite, but how often do they miss the shot? how long does a bird have to sit and wait for them to get into position, line up, focus and shoot? Too slow for my liking anyway.
The shot below taken with my little lens is not bad? no tripod, no sprained back, no mortgage. I´ll stick with it.
It was a treat to see another magnificent hornbill before we left, it was our third Hornbill species which is not bad for just a relatively short trip.
Below we have a Green Eared Barbet chick looking out for its parents from the safety of the nest hole in a dead tree. The light was good for this shot and we can clearly see the whiskers that gave this species the name.