Our local guide in the Simien Mountains had come to this conclusion based on the many tourists he had guided over the years..."The Americans and British just want to see the birds, the Italians just want a discount, and the Japanese just want to take a quick snap and jump straight back on the bus."
Arf! Never a truer word spoken, but many people do come to Africa specifically for the wildlife, and while I had come to Ethiopia for the architecture (and food) many in our party were looking forward to the Simien Mountains and a spot of twitching,...
Hooded Vulture in Debark (1)
And indeed, the land was very rich in birdlife. In fact, literally within minutes of arriving at out first hotel in Gondar I spotted an interesting specimen...and whipped out my camera to snap it...( Read more... )
Each photo has been given a number, as I can only identify (or mis-identify) a few of the creatures photographed, the numbers are there if anyone wants to identify the culprits. The first person to correctly identify all of them, (and I will check using the power of google,) or names more than anyone else, will be sent a souvenir brought back from Ethiopia! (Don't get your hopes up.)