Yellow-Billed Kite – A Daring Aerial Pirate

Yellow Billed Kite – A Daring Areal Pirate A man from West Africa told me that he had visited a busy food market. Many of the traders are women and they carry the food in pots, baskets, and other containers that are balanced on their heads. Some even ‘ride pillion’ on motorbikes with containers on […]

Crowned Lawping Eggs

Crowned Lawping Eggs At sunrise one morning I found a Crowned Lapwing nest. In sandy, slightly gravelly soil, the birds had scooped out a small, circular, crater. Two of the most stunning eggs lay on the gravel bed. Their base colour was a mustardy, khaki. On top of this were uneven patches blue-gray and larger, […]