Sunrise Accra

A sunrise shot from my bedroom window
A sunrise shot from my bedroom window

My alarm goes off everyday at 6am. On most days I’m already awake when it goes off. On this day, I’m awoken by the sound of the alarm. I look out of the window as I get up and I just had to grab my camera. For me, the scene was breathtaking…and I hope the image it gifted me with does something nice for you. At least, I hope it makes you look out the window when you wake

After the rain

A week ago after the downpour, I spotted a pretty large bird perched on the electric lines in front of our house. Beautiful Dark bird with white underparts, a long tail, yellow bill, dark feet and long talons. We tried hard, my Schatz and I to identify it by inputting the features into google search but came up with nothing. “Amateurs”. Still didn’t stop us from sharing some of our photos with you.

Large bird perching on an electric line
Large bird perching on an electric line
Yellow bill, white underparts, long tail, black feet and talons
Yellow bill, white underparts, long tail, black feet and talons
Clearer view of the unidentified bird
Clearer view of the unidentified bird
Ready for take-off. Identification anyone?
Ready for take-off. Identification anyone?

Bill looks curved like that of a predator bird but not quite. And when it flew, it moved quite close to the ground. I figured that’s in order to facilitate spotting of prey. Anyways, I’m sure my learned ornithology friends on here can help us out with identification.