Allison and Art Daily, two guests that we had on a camel safari were kind enough to bring a large bag of school supplies and 2 beautiful footballs that we delivered recently to our local primary school.
We had our first rain last night. It has been two months since the heavy rains we received in January. Many Migrant birds have been around recently. On a recent birding safari we got a Booted Eagle, and hundreds of Whittethroats and Willow Warblers. In the past few weeks we have also had an Irania […]
Last week on safari we saw a Blue Headed Tree Agama. This is the first time that we have noticed this spectacular lizard here in Laikipia. We saw a male in full breeding colours. He was bright turquoise under his chin and bright blue all over his body. When we tried to get closer he […]
Here is exactly why we should no longer allow the British Army to conduct their excercises in Laikipia when there are much more appropriate places to blow things up in Kenya. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6164122.stm
One of our neighbours large bulls was killed and eaten on our property several days ago. It appears to have been doing a little secret grazing in the evening when the lion got it. This is the third lion loss for this particular neighbor in the past 4 months. We have notified the Laikipia Predator […]
We have been encountering the following Agama lizard on many of our walks around Tumaren. His colour is not right for a Red-Headed Agama and yet there is no other Agama for the area in the book that fills his description. The Mwanza Flat Headed Agama from the Mara and south is the only Agama […]
Here is the closer look at that snake which now i think must have just been a White Lip Snake (Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia). I realize its still a small image, sorry: Here is what I also Identified as a Big-eyed Snake (Telescopus dhara) a couple months ago: Other Species of snake recorded on Tumaren include: Puffader […]
We have Lesser Kudu on Tumaren but interesting enough they are not recorded on Mpala, our neighbor across the Ewaso River with what appears to be ideal habitat. I would be very interested in anyones ideas about why this species remains so localized in northern Kenya.
On our last safari we found two new species on Tumaren not yet recorded: The Rufous Elephant Shrew (Elephantulus rufescens) and Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus)
Found this young snake under one of our flys the other day as we were taking down camp. Not such a great picture but if anyone has any ideas they would be greatly appreciated. I suppose this image may appear too small on the blog for IDing. Please write should a snake person out there […]