Saturday, February 09, 2013

Happy New Year

Da Lat, Vietnam
10 February 2013

    Today is New Year's Day here in Vietnam so we wish everyone Chuc Mung Nam Moi - Happy New Year! Yesterday we could detect that our driver and guide were a tad saddened that they would not be able to celebrate with their families and their ancestors so we offered to give them the day off to enjoy the day with their loved ones and we plan to do some sightseeing in Da Lat. They were obviously quite overjoyed but agreed to meet us again at 15:00 to resume birding. I think it will work well for everyone.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Horned Lark

Horned Lark Eromophila alpestris
3 February 2013

    On a cold afternoon with blustery winds we decided to go for a drive in the country to see what winter species we could turn up. These Horned Larks were photographed in the driveway to a farm, presumably feeding on grit.

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that the land on which we are situated are the lands traditionally used by the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe, and Neutral People. We also acknowledge the enduring presence and deep traditional knowledge, laws, and philosophies of the Indigenous Peoples with whom we share this land today. We are all treaty people with a responsibility to honour all our relations.