While the Maasai Mara is primarily grassland, there are also significant areas of swampland in the Mara Triange (the area west of the Mara River). Our visit to the Mara Triangle included visits to these areas where we enjoyed vieiwing a variety of wetland birds and animals.
The Defassa Waterbuck is most at home in wetland areas such as the Saparingo Swamp.
A variety of birds make the swamp their home, including the Black-headed Heron and Egyptian Goose.
This Black-headed Heron is very similar to our local Great Blue Heron.
Preening Saddle-billed Stork; preening is an essential activity for birds to keep their feathers conditioned.