Hornbill, Rollers, and a Firefinch (Historical post: Kenya #4)

We woke up a bit late on our last morning before we went to “the Mara” (as people here call Masai Mara), and it wasn’t till 7:10 that we got out of the house to do a bit of birding. We were soon in business with a hornbill flying across and landing on one ofContinue reading “Hornbill, Rollers, and a Firefinch (Historical post: Kenya #4)”

Birding New Vision: Pygmy Geese and a Pheasant-tailed Jacana

Last weekend Nic and I were joined by our young birding friend Elias Thomas for birding at New Vision. It’s definitely the middle of the monsoons right now, and as soon as we got to New Vision I could see the water level was even higher than the week before. We weren’t expecting too manyContinue reading “Birding New Vision: Pygmy Geese and a Pheasant-tailed Jacana”

Black Bitterns and a Wandering Pennant

This weekend I was able to make it out to New Vision again. Nic didn’t come this time, but it’s sometimes fun to bird alone. Some of my first birds after locking up my bicycle were two juvenile Long-tailed Shrikes along with an adult. The beginning of the trail has small trees along it soContinue reading “Black Bitterns and a Wandering Pennant”

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