Monthly Archives: November 2007

Veros and puppy

16th Nov 2007 Vero’s is a Verreaux’s Eagle. She is now 13 years old or so. Certainly out of all the birds she is the one that most visitors see up close. She must have sat on the gloved arms of thousands. In this respect she is an extraordinary eagle. Few eagles anywhere in the […]

14th Nov 2007

14th Nov 2007. Yesterday I flew Tim down by the dam. It is one of the best ways to get respite from life’s more stressful or boring moments. Tim is a male Lanner Falcon. He fell from Times Tower in the middle of Nairobi city in early July this year. Fortunately someone in a queue […]

Steppe Eagles

8th Nov 2007. The last few days have been unproductive. I saw a comment on the “blog” regarding “What has happened to Duchess?”. I have no idea. There has been no bad news, and I am sure all is well although I remain anxious to make contact. Duchess is very special to me but I […]

4th Nov 2007

4th Nov 2007. The Black Sparrowhawk (B Spa) that had a head or spinal injury is much better. At first the bird could not stand and reacted to stimulus slowly. He had partial use of one leg and one wing and held his head at an angle. He was placed in a sling that suspended […]

Tiny Tim, sick hawk and dead vulture

For some reason this entry never got through. So here it is again. Day spent at home on Game Ranching near Athi River. All the birds are well and Mwanzia and Jonathan are keen to take the weekend off to catch up on their various public holidays, of which I have completely forgotten. The only […]

Easily Deceived

While Simon is away for a while climbing trees to install cameras for a research project in the Aberdares, I will fill you in on some goings on at the ranch. A frog found in one of the dry water tanks, a southern foam-nest frog (Chiromantis xerampelina). This is the frog in Simon’s hand looking […]