An Incredible Owl Rescue

Barn Owl header photo by: Jean van der Meulen on Pexels.

In my previous post, I mentioned that nature is doing  so well without us- reduced pollution and interference with nature due to isolation/ lockdowns. However, last month I was involved in rescuing an animal that needed human intervention for it to recover. Read on to find out more.

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2020 Waterfowl Census at Crater Lake, Naivasha

It’s day who-knows-what of self isolation since Kenya announced its first case of COVID-19 and I really miss being outdoors. The fact that no one knows how long this will last is what’s taking its toll more than anything. That and being holed up in the house with family all day, every day. Introverts will tell you they need breathing space from others every so often. On this last day of April, I’m thinking about the shortest bird census I’ve done so far.

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Hiking Through Hell’s Gate

Do you have a travel bucket list? I don’t, as much as I love to travel. Well, my list looks like this: everywhere I haven’t been yet, except cold places. I really don’t like cold. Anyway, I would especially like to cover this country before going to others. There’s so much to see here, and I don’t want to be that person who’s gone all over the world but not to the next county. One of the places I hoped to visit this year is Hell’s Gate National Park, and I made it.

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Out Here, in The Wild (Magadi Edition)

Magadi is one of my favourite places to visit in this country. It fascinates me because of  how wild it is. Looking at the harsh environment, you wonder how people and animals survive here- and yet somehow, they do. That’s why I always go to Magadi during Waterfowl census, and skip other locations if I don’t feel like going. The 2019 February census was an interesting experience.

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2020 Nakuru Waterfowl Census (Wild Chase Edition)

January almost ended without a post! I’ve challenged myself to do at least one post every month, and for the past almost 4 years, I’ve managed. The year started well and then things started going  sideways. The waterfowl census was postponed by 2 weeks, then I missed one of the trips due to organizational challenges, work was crazy and I was drowning in responsibilities…By the time last weekend was rolling around I was in dire need of a mental break.

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It’s My Birthday! + Highlights 2019

Yep! I’m turning a year older today. 2019 has been quite the interesting year but not as tough as 2018 (I think). Here are some of my experiences from the last year of the decade.

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Confronting Lk. Ol Bolosat

I first went to Lk. Ol Bolosat last year during the July waterfowl census. I was excited since it was a new destination and I was eager to see just how cold it would get. Little did I know that an accident would unfold, in terms of me drowning and almost being swept away by the water. I decided to go back last month to make peace with the lake, so to speak.

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Epic Return to Maasai Mara

I had really been looking to go on a trip to refresh the mind after the accident in June. Unfortunately the one I found was postponed. There was no word on the July Waterfowl Census so I thought it had been cancelled. The earliest trip happened to be a whole month later (20- 22 July). I was invited by a friend to join his friends in going to Maasai Mara.

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My First Geo-walk with Nairobi Local Guides

After the horrible accident experience last month, I looked for a trip to distract my mind but found none. During the search I came across a Facebook post announcing a Geo-walk on 13th July and planned to attend it. The fact that it was being organized by Nairobi Local Guides caught my attention.

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My Blog Turns 3!

Yep, I’ve been writing and sharing stories on here for 3 years now. 3 years of travel which began with my visit to South Africa then morphed into exploring my own country. During this time I have paid for countable trips- a good number of my travels have been free. Don’t ask me how. God is awesome. 🙂

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