Bird Light Wind has moved!

First of all thank you to everyone who has subscribed to BLW – this blog has nearly 3000 followers which is amazing. I hope you will move with me to the new site.

BLW is moving to


You have three options.

1. The easiest one is to “Like” the BLW Facebook page. I set it up in the right margin so you can just click once, and rest assured you still get your BLW in a timely way.

2. You can update your RSS reader with the following address:

or 3. Just visit from time to time.

Unfortunately subscription is no longer an option so if you want to stick with me you’ve got to make the move too.
Also, please continue to enjoy this site as an archive. It has 374 posts for your perusal.

Thanks everyone!

With gratitude,
Walter Kitundu

BIRD KNOWLEDGE is now available internationally

My new e-book Bird Knowledge: Little Life Lessons Learned From Birds, is now AVAILABLE from iTunes internationally. Just click on the image below to go to the iTunes store and get your digital copy for $14.99.


BIRD KNOWLEDGE is now available!

My new e-book Bird Knowledge: Little Life Lessons Learned From Birds, is now AVAILABLE from iTunes for a mere $14.99. Eighty pages of birdly wisdom and contributions from birding luminaries like Keith Hansen, Sharon Stitler (Birdchick), Peter Pyle and more!

Get your copy at the iTunes Store.

Bird Knowledge Cover

This is a heartfelt endeavor showcasing some of the more poignant moments from my bird encounters. I truly hope you enjoy it! Check out some sample pages below…





I learned that iTunes sells gift cards which makes Bird Knowledge a great digital stocking stuffer too.

There are also a few video clips in the book too. The image below is just a sample. You have to get the book to see the little owl do his thing. Thank you everyone!


Serengeti Sunset Studies

All these images are from a single sunset in the Western Serengeti.



Serengeti Sunset
Click to view this image full size.

horizon and up



Secretary Bird

secretary bird

Distant Hills

Distant storm.

Masked Lovebirds

Fluttering down to the bird bath at the entrance to Tarangire National Park.

West of here you only find Fischer’s Lovebirds so these were a lovely find.

Beautiful and quite noisy, as lovebirds usually are.

Monitor at Rest

Basking at Meserani Snake Park.

Dust Bath

dust bath
A Guineafowl dusts off at Meserani Snake Park.

Oxpecker Opportunist

Nature is gross… (and super interesting). This Red-billed Oxpecker, who also loves ear wax and keeping scabs from fully forming so it can feast on blood and tissue, seems particularly attuned to the digestive timing of giraffes. It flew down from the beast’s neck within seconds of this process starting so it could have its pick of the ticks that inhabit this usually inaccessible region. Yup, gross… and interesting.

Bird Light Wind… keeping it real since 2008.