Category Archives: birds

Joni Mitchell’s Protest of a LDS Decision

Recently LDS Church officials decided to shutdown a neighborhood garden (the Church owns the land) and “put up a parking lot.” The Outreach Community Garden covers 1.5 acres embedded inside an east Salt Lake City block, where neighbors have tended … Continue reading

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Installing Playground Equipment on Islands in Lake Victoria, Uganda

In January 2017, we visited two islands just off the coast of Entebbe in Lake Victoria.  As part of this visit, we offered to return and install playground equipment.  To get the equipment to the island, we chartered a small … Continue reading

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Observing African Wildlife from a Small Fishing Boat

On previous trips to Ugandan national parks, we have observed riverine wildlife from larger tourist boats.  However, on our most recent trip to Murchison Falls National Park, we traveled the Victoria Nile in a small aluminum fishing boat.  This gave … Continue reading

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Galapagos Islands: Walking with Charles Darwin

I recently spent 5 days in the Galapagos Islands with my grandson, my brother, and my sister-in-law.  It was a great experience.  While the geology, geography, sea life, land biota, and scenery are great, it was the experience of walking … Continue reading

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Birds of the Galapagos Islands

In early August 2014, I took a few photographs of birds with my iPhone: Flightless Cormorant     Blue-footed Boobie Galapagos Penguin Oyster Catcher Magnificent Frigatebird

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Do Dead Turkeys Deserve a Road Sign Memorial?

In a continuing effort to explore issues that are important to our eternal salvation, I would like to discuss the proposal by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) to put a small memorial near the spot on the … Continue reading

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Animals of Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

There is a wonderful selection of African animals in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda.  I’ve visited the park several times and have enjoyed every visit.  Among the animals are: BIRDS Bee-eater, Red-throated: Crane, Gray Crested Darter, African and Goliath Heron … Continue reading

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Interesting Trip to Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

We left for Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s best animal park, from Kampala.  About 2/3rds of the way there, our radiator started to boil over.  We stopped.  Not having enough water in the minivan, our driver hitched a ride to a … Continue reading

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The Arduous Migration of the Bee-eaters

I’ve taken frequent boat trips up the Nile River to Murchison Fall.  As we motor up the river, the guide always points out the bee-eaters colonies.  These birds dig adits into the sandy banks, adjacent to rivers.  They dart around, chasing insects. The family … Continue reading

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Shoebill, Africa’s Most Exotic Bird?

The day before yesterday (24 Jan 2013), I traveled to the island of Bussi (in Lake Victoria), located just off the coast of mainland Uganda.  To get to the island, we took a short trip in a primitive narrow wooden boat equipped … Continue reading

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