Of Paintings and Project Noah

Some of you may recall my recent post of a lilac-breasted roller we spotted in Kenya. If you don't, refresh your memory. This bird was at the top of my to-see list in Kenya, not despite and in fact because it was so common there. Satisfaction guaranteed. (I also had a second, non-official list, which… Continue reading Of Paintings and Project Noah

The Lilac Saga, Part 2

This adult lilac-breasted roller landed so close to our jeep I had to zoom out to show its entire body. Lilac-breasted rollers are endemic to the East African region and are easily spotted in open country with sparse trees. They cannot be found in treeless environments.

The Lilac Saga, Part 1 (Also, Caption Contest!)

I came to Africa with one bird, and one bird in mind only: the Lilac-breasted Roller. Not for I were the innumerable Kenyan endemics, nor the plethora of endangered species in the area. Experience of birding failures had taught me to aim low and land high. I would be best, I decided, with an achievable… Continue reading The Lilac Saga, Part 1 (Also, Caption Contest!)