Wednesday, 7 September 2011

I do love a mystery bird!

Putative African Rail (Russell F Spencer)
The above photo was taken in May at Ziway Lake in Ethiopia and I'm convinced that it is an African Rail. I saw it from the corner of my eye whilst looking at a host of ticks that were parading in front of me all at the same time. You know how it is when you are in a new region of the world - absolutely everything you look at is totally new.

Any experts on Ethiopian birds out there?

Meanwhile, I have been racing up and down motorways on the first part of UK book tour, having already taken in The Birdfair of course, Waterstones Kings Lynn and the BTO's headquarters in Thetford. I have quite a full programme coming up and I will try and give you an up to date blow by blow rundown of how it's all going over the ensuing weeks and months.

Bye for now.

3 comments:

BirderRon said...

How about a diary if dates when and when you will be David? You might get a few of your followers turning up to buy your book ... me included!

euthymic said...

What a lovely opportunity to go to Ethiopia to promote your book and discover new birds:) Awaiting your blow by blow updates.

shaky said...

Sounds like ur a busy boy david- ere there and everywhere!
I enjoyed reading the recent review of book in birdguides . Looking forward to reading it!
Shaky