There were many pied kingfishers living in areas around the Nile River. They were interesting to observe when they went fishing. They fly over the water, hover to get a fix on their prey, and then rapidly dive by plunging beak first into the water.
The shoebill is a tall stork-like bird with an interesting shoe shaped bill. It can hold very still for long periods of time when hunting and then strikes rapidly to catch its prey.
Yellow billed Storks and Grey Herons were also common along the Nile River