Although I have no idea whom the company will appoint, (I'm more certain that in September next year I'll be posting that we're still waiting to hear which company, if any, was successful in getting the tender! ) it was really great to meet Jess. He, who's lived in Tanzania since 1998, is our age, he's Irish and full of bounce and humor. To top it all he's a seasoned Tanzanian birder! While he stayed in the little cottage behind our house, he spotted and pointed out no less than three different birds which I'd never noticed! (And there I was priding myself on my observant nature!) He also identified the two raptors which I didn't post on Wednesday, because I hadn't had positive id's!
As raptors are very difficult for both me and Grant to identify, Jess not only named the birds, but showed me the distinguishing features which makes it easier to identify them!
Immature Dark Chanting Goshawk
Shortly after seeing the Goshawk, we spotted this pair of eagles in a tree quite near to the road.
A pair of eagles identified as...... Steppe eagles
I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend.