Heron. Photo by Jeremy Ramos

Hovering the water before departure onto Lake Naivasha, was an exciting feeling throughout the morning of 25/5/11. Feeding a substantial amount of carp fish to the local Fish Eagles was an exhilarating feeling. Silence-to-whistling-to-silence was the harmony that was performed. Attracting multiple Fish Eagles attention was the theme for most of the morning. Seeing them perch on their territorial trees to spotting the carp meters away. Focus, precise, and determined the Fish Eagles were. Witnessing the primary and secondary feathers flop as the Fish Eagle descended, we began to feel a rush, like getting ready to come down a roller coaster for the first time. Either you’re going to pout because of a missed photo shot or you will feel accomplished because you may have one of the best photo shots of the day. Constant feelings were expressed, especially because of the last group boat ride on Lake Naivasha.

Before we can finally cry our hearts out, we had to first spread our love to other bird speices and hippos. Locating Malachite Kingfisher, small kingfishers, Long-toed plover and Egyptian geese, were many species we’ve encountered on our last official stay at Lake Naivasha birds as colorful as the rainbow were zooming before our eyes. There were times I couldn’t set my camera because of the zoom-zoom speed that was happening at 8:00 am.

Malachite Kingfisher. Photo by Jeremy Ramos

As it was time to say our goodbyes, we were faced with more defeat; LECTURES! Great lectures from both Shiv and Munir, who happen to present evidence of their previous research projects. Shiv presented on Fish Eagles and Munir presented on Asian Vultures, who were facing intensive distinction. Breath-taking information and performances were displayed in the Adamson conference room. Wonderful day for bird exploration!