While we were in Nairobi last week, which you can read about in my previous post, we met up with our niece, Louise (nee Hedges) and Giles Kelmanson. They were married a month ago in South Africa but of course, Grant and I were in Kenya and couldn't attend. They've since moved to Nairobi so this was the perfect opportunity to meet these newly-weds with the world of East Africa at their feet. (Louise' mom, Shelley Hedges, is my sister-in-law, who always helps me with bird id's, so it's fitting that I post this meeting on my World Bird Wednesday meme)
Ironically while we were having coffee with Louise and Gilo (as he's known to all), our younger son, Angus, daughter-in-law, Amanda and grandson, Joel were holidaying on the coast and at that moment having coffee with Shelley. (Today's technology manned by today's youth kept us in the loop even though were thousands of kilometers apart!)
Gilo and Louise Kelmanson settling in and enjoying Nairobi
Now for my birding post proper. I posted some photos of swifts building their nest while we were out to lunch on Sunday. (See Monday's post, if you wish)
Back home here in the valley, I have a pair of swifts who've nested under the eaves of our house since we arrived here. Obviously, because of the very little variation in seasons (because we live almost on the Equator), the birds seem to nest all year round.
I'm not sure which swifts these are, but according to the description in my Birds of East Africa book, they look like Little Swifts
One bird stayed up on the ledge...
...while the other flew down to do some interio/exterior decorating!
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