Last year in January I was in Tamale for only three days. I went to visit my mother, before going back to school for the next semester at the University of Ghana (I’ll be dealing with this one later).
As usual, I did my bird quest. Tamale, at my very backyard, did not disappoint me, really. Of course, this is expected since I did not really expect much, but still, it was a good morning of birding. Especially because I thought I spotted the black-headed gonolek!
The bird, as you may know, should not be found in Ghana. I occurs in East and Central Africa. Yet here I was, field guide in hand, tailing this pair for the better part of twenty minutes, noting the calls and losing the battle against the doubt of my education: the bird could not be the bird, yet there they were, singing and happy!
I have thought about the pair for a year now, and am preparing to return next January and ‘hunt’ or more like ‘watch’ it down.
Will surely keep you posted. Meantime, here’s what else I found, just behind me casa. Nothing inspiring.
Hey, I didn’t stay out long: got called in for breakfast.