FROM THE CUCKOO’S NEST OCTOBER 2017
We have seen chimps only a few times this month, which is unusual, but hear them most days.
Red-tailed, blue, and black and white colobus monkeys seen often. I have met groups of baboons quite often in the last 2 weeks on the boundary path, separating our land and the forest. I think they are interested in the millet, grown by one of my neighbours.
Notable sightings during the last month include:
- Blue-headed sunbird
Yellow-eyed black flycatcher
Red-faced woodland warbler
Black-faced rufous warbler
Speckled tinkerbird at very close range
Mountain masked Apalis
Still plenty of Black cuckoo-shrikes around, and long-crested eagle semi resident.
Fruit of the Land
We are picking some avocados. Fruit of next guava tree is about to be ready, if the local children and the mousebirds don’t get to it first.
In the garden, we have plenty of salad veg lettuce, Chinese cabbage etc and are also harvesting leeks, cabbages, lettuce, carrots, pineapples and celery amongst others.
We have labeled some of the trees on the forest boundary, with permission from UWA ranger. Have planted some mulberry and some flowering shrubs, with impressive pink flowers, which I discovered just outside Kabale.