New Office Mates by Lake Tanganyika

Inside of my office, lots of plants

Living by the Lake, and just a few miles from the Rusizi Wetlands (home and migratory site for myriad birds and wildlife), is never boring.  My office at the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika, instead of glass panes in the windows, has vines growing up where the windows are:

Office exterior

This gives lots of opportunities for small wildlife to come in and visit, mainly very small mice and lizards.  But recently, from my desk, I saw a pair of the smallest birds had entered and were exploring the office.  Finally, they settled close to my desk:

The pair roosting near my desk on a traditional basket lid (hanging from the ceiling)

The flit about the room, finally selecting a hand-woven storage container as a potential nesting site:

She is considering a nest in the storage 'box'

However, the next morning they had gone.  House-hunting for birds obviously takes time…

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With a group of BaTwa (pygmy) women potters, with whom we've worked to enhance production and sales of their wonderful pots - fantastic for cooking and serving. To see the 2 blogs on this work enter 'batwa pots' into the search engine located just above this picture. Blog entries throughout this site are about Africa, as well as about the Middle East and life in general - reflecting over 35 years of work and research in Africa and the Middle East – Come and join me!
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