Bird People

Bird People

Our driver and guide in Kenya, Saidi, is also a bird watcher. We both had our binoculars and he had his guide book. (I didn’t realize before that bringing your own binoculars marks you as a bird person, but now I know). We were driving through Ruma National Park and suddenly Saidi hit the brakes to point out the Crowned Cranes to me. We’d seen a bunch feeding a day earlier, but much further back from the road, and these were much closer. I waited until they were close enough to get them both in the picture together and got this shot. Then he said almost to himself, “Now where did those giraffes go?” That’s when I thought everyone else in the jeep was going to kill us both.


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