Friday, 31 January 2014

Cut-throat Finch at Lake Awassa, Ethiopia

Cut-throat Finch Amadina fasciata
Lake Awassa, Ethiopia
12 January 2014

    I still have hundreds upon hundreds of photographs to edit following my return from Ethiopia last night, and a trip report to write, so you can bet that I am going to be busy for a while! Based on what I have edited so far, this little Cut-throat Finch (oh so aptly named) stood out, and seemed to be begging for a blog posting.
    It was seen along the shoreline of Lake Awassa, towards the end of a day when we recorded over 180 species, a staggering total. There were many highlights but this species is certainly one of the most memorable.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Ethiopia Bound.

Leaving for Ethiopia 
in a Few Days

    The combination of inclement weather, other duties that couldn't be put off and preparations for my trip have kept me from blogging for the past week. Given the fact that I will be busy right up until Friday morning when I will leave home at 03:00h to travel to Toronto for a 06:00h flight to Washington Dulles where I will connect with a flight to Addis Ababa, I doubt that I'll be contributing much before I leave.
    So, to everyone who makes this blogging community so enjoyable, I will say farewell for now, and I'll be back with you the first week of February.
    Good birding to everyone!

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.