It was mostly a sleepless night but I dropped off to sleep towards dawn. When I did wake up I could hear vigorous bird song outside our hotel. I stepped out onto the balcony of my room and shot the above photo.
There were birds flitting in the trees below but it was hard to get decent views of them in the thick foliage.
Uganda is a small country in the middle of the African continent. It is right on the Equator, wedged between Sudan to the north, Kenya to the east, Tanzania to the south, and the DRC to the west. It is densely populated, 34+ million people, most of them living in small, rural villages that lack electricity and running water. There are relatively few paved roads in the country. The people we encountered were universally friendly and helpful.
Before I go to a new country I spend months studying the birds that occur there. Some of those birds really stand out for one reason or another and I hope to see them most of all. One bird that I missed seeing in South Africa last year was the stunning, Scarlet-chested Sunbird. From my hotel balcony it was the first bird I could see well enough to identify. We ended up seeing many of them in various parts of Uganda.