Saturday, January 15, 2011

January 14, 2011


While the rain came down we packed up camp in the Nou Forest, half the group opted for an adventure in the trucks, the other half taking a walk through the village one last time. The final hour in the forest provided some of the best bird watching the group has had in the forest spotting a Golden-winged Sunbird, the beautiful White-starred Robin and some were lucky enough to see a Yellow Bishop. Due to various truck delays the 11-mile trip to the Yaeda Valley took over 6 hours. Arriving at our new campsite the Hadza greeted us and the group got right to work. Some of the wildlife group used the tracking skills of a Hadza guide, Moshi, to set up remote cameras. The group got the opportunity to witness their guide checking for honey in a tree. The night concluded with a shared song and dance in celebration of our tour guide Daudi’s 60th birthday.

PS Ja-Z wants to wish KT a happy 22nd birthday! It was an awesome day :)

video

 Video from Doudi's birthday celebration!

15 comments:

  1. Every time I sign on it's just something mind blowing. Kaitlyn B I am so glad you got hit by that car last year LOL
    No baby yet, she is taking her sweet time!
    Love,
    Aunt Cyn

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  2. ROOMSKIE!!! katherine marie pusecker, happy birthday!! it sounds like you are having a fantastic time! i am writing to you from sunny 76 degree miami!! i cant wait to see all of your photos and hear all about your adventures. hopefully your arent too smelly yet, did they let you bathe for your bday?!? miss you lots!!! come home to w4 safe please! i love you!!!!!!
    remember my nursing advice, you wont get aids if you dont have sex! hahahahahahahahah
    love, mer

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  3. Hi Rachel,

    I hope you opted to take the forest hike and see those exotic birs and capture some unique photos for Jaclynn. It sounds like you are all haing some great adventures and having amazing photo opportunities. Hope you had the chance to take a natural waterfall shower. Awesome scenery!

    Jaclynn brought home another fancy pigeon to keep Mumford company. She also brought home 2 ring-necks doves who are cooing. The temps have been in the teens here most of the week so enjoy that hot weather. We miss you and safe travels for all!

    Love, Mom and Dad and Jaclynn (and fur kids)

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  4. Liz A-I hope you're having an awesome time! Find some more elephants for me:) Serious question, do you ever get the urge to sing Lion King songs?? haha Love you!!

    Diana

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  5. Hi Virginia,

    We miss you and are looking for you in the photos. Loved the ostriches the other day. Yesterday, Nancy Gurman took Candy to Gedney, and was off leash near the front parking lot when Candy took off! Nancy called me, I jumped in the car (figured she be on at the end of Barnes), and as I'm pulling out of the garage, Candy is passing the Taddeos, and turning into our driveway!! She ran over a mile home! Her coat was half off, I opened the car door, but she ran right past me to the mudroom door. It was three minutes of terror, followed by hysterical laughter.

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  6. Hi Lindsay,
    Dad and Emily say hi... the last few days sound so great! We were thrilled to see your pictures from a few days ago... can't wait to hear about all your adventures and see the photography...Love, Mom...
    PS Emily is having fun wearing your clothes!

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  7. Hi Alex!!! We miss you but love checking the blog each day. How exciting it was to see your photo. Now we know your there for sure. Layla is wonderful. She is quite the little lioness herself. She misses you but loves Daniel! Enjoy all the sights and adventures, and be safe. We love you very much and think about you everyday!!!! Love, Mommy, Papi, Daniel and Michael

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  8. I look forward to reading the blog and checking the photo's everyday. All of you are taking some great photo's. Awsome that you found a siamese twim Ostrich!!! Looked like the two heads wanted to go in different directions!! Kidding aside, they are all great. It sounds like you are getting a good bit of rain. Hopefully the quick drying clothing is working as it should. Keep the adventure updates coming!!

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  9. katie-kane! I just read your whole blog. I didn't know you had this! i'm so excited now! Your trip sounds amazing. we're going on an island safari in barbados next week.. i don't think it will be remotely close to what you're experiencing though... you're pictures are beautiful lets compare in the u.s. miss youuu and most importantly..
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I'm making everyone i go out with tonight take a shot for you : ) we shall celebrate back in america. love youu

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  10. Kitler! Hope you're having a good birthday! Ryan and I can't wait to hear of your adventures. Got some interesting news the other day and it looks like you'll be seeing more of me in the near future. So that's your present this year... I am moving back north and you are going to be my dog walker. You can wear you crazy shoes while you take my three dogs on a run. Stay dry you don't want to get crotch rot ; ) Happy B-day Old Gal!

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  11. Hey Sam...hope all is going well...Im sure the shower was such a treat!!! Uncle Tony wants to know if you have landed a husband yet? If not no worries he has arranged one for you and has sent you his photo in an email...be sure to look for it! Miss you loads...enjoy the continued once in a lifetime experience.....love ya xox AnnMarie

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  12. Kaitlyn B,
    Lilianna Noelle Martin made her appearance into our world at around 6:00pm, 1/15/2011. 7 pounds 9 ounces, 21 inches long, she was sunny side up, had a little trouble getting her breathing but she is okay now.
    Can't wait to see you
    Love,
    Aunt Cyn

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  13. Lindsay R !

    sounds like an unforgettable experience so far! i look forward to checking the updates on the blog everyday! so excited to hear all the stories! miss ya roomie !

    xoxo kp

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  14. Ja-Z (and KT) keep up the great blogging. Everyone keep the photos and videos coming. We love reading about your adventures. What an amazing trip it must be exploring the wildlife and culture. Can't believe you've been gone two weeks already. Looking forward to all the photos and stories. love mater, pater, soror and frater XOX

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  15. Ogf course I wrote on your facebook but HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATIE!! AHHH! A couple of days late but hopefully you will get this! I am sure you had an unforgettable birthday in such a beautiful place! Miss you adn love you tons adn we will be sure to celebrate again once you return! Valvs and I went down to Del this weekend and missed your presence at w4!! Return safely and soon! love you and keep having a blast =)

    xoxox
    Diana "Dianee" Trenk

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