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Bird feed Pre-safari safari

What I thought was going to be another bird walk in the neighborhood with Fadi, turned out to be a visit to a village an hour and a half away with virtually every bird spied, new. Today's bird list: Kenya Sparrow, Red-billed Buffalo Weaver, African Mourning Dove, Rufous-tailed Weaver, White-headed Buffalo Weaver, Chestnut Sparrow, Yellow-collared Lovebird, Hildebrandt’s Starling, Ring-necked Dove, Long-tailed Fiscal, Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu, Blue-capped Cordon-bleu, Yellow-bellied Eremomela, Scarlet-chested Sunbird, African Grey Flycatcher.

Bird feed First gum, then birds

The past two evenings I’ve gone birding with Fadi, one of the school’s casual maintenance workers. He’s studying to be a safari guide, so he practices his English with me and learns more about birds. When we met yesterday, he gave me a piece of gum. Today, he handed me a Golden-backed Weaver! Today's bird list: Purple Grenadier, Yellow-rumped Seedeater, African Pipit.

Bird feed One by one they come

It was the third day in a row seeing a single new bird. They might be trickling in, but how can I complain when I haven’t had to do any work to find them? Today's bird list: Willow Warbler.

Bird feed Good food, good company, new bird

The five of us in the marketing team headed for Arusha Safari Lodge for our holiday lunch. It was a quiet afternoon; we had the place to ourselves with the birds for company. Today's bird list: Red-and-yellow Barbet.

Bird feed Bada-bundi

Yes, there has been some serious owl (bundi) porn on campus with another new species today. Not to mention the Palm-nut Vultures hanging out by the art room. Today's bird list: African Wood Owl.

Bird feed Owl be darned!

I’ve been tracking an elusive owl for a few nights but it wasn’t till tonight that I finally saw my first Spotted Eagle-Owl. I heard a pair, but only saw the male. Today's bird list: White-bellied Bustard, Spotted Eagle-Owl.

Bird feed Short coffee long shot

Today I walked Short Coffee but thought I missed a turn and retraced my steps. After looking at my GPS track, I realized that I had almost reached the end! It will have to be third time lucky. At least I have a new bird to show for the 8.6 klicks. Today's bird list: Tawny-flanked Prinia.

 

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