Monthly Archives: March 2007

Find Tumaren with Google Earth

For those Blog readers who would like to travel to our area via Google Earth, paste the following GPS coordinates into the search area. (Google Maps is a great program that users can download for free at ) . This is the location of one of our camps on the Ewaso Nyiro River: 0°25’13.66″N […]

Shooting Lions to prevent poisoning?

David Mech, the American Wolf Biologist once suggested that allowing ranchers to shoot and kill the occasional wolf predating their livestock would allow ranchers recourse to fix their own problems without resorting to poisoning, the more deadly and indiscriminate killer of predators as well as scavengers. I wonder if the same theory could apply to […]

Pygmy Falcon Nesting in a White Browed Sparrow Weaver Nest

Down by our camp on the Ewaso Nyiro River we discovered yesterday a Pygmy Falcon nesting inside an abandoned White Browed Sparrow Weaver’s nest.

Baboon Kills Hare

Kerry and I just saw a baboon with a Cape Hare that it had killed. Our neighbor Sammy Jessel says that he has seen them on several occasions chase down and eat Hares. He said that they do not usually work as a team but rather it is usually just a large male that runs […]

10 Oryx and large Zebra herds

We had 10 Oryx and a herd of more than 200 Zebra come through yesterday. The Oryx were associating with “Lefty” our resident male who has a broken left hand horn.

Crowned Eagle

On a recent Birding safari we found this immature crowned eagle on the Ewaso Nyiro River at crocodile jaws.

Elephants Returning

After a four month hiatus our elephants are beginning to return spending most of their time down on the Ewaso Nyiro River.

School Delivery

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.

Rain and Migrant Birds

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 […]