Category Birdlife

Thursday Bird #11 – Pink Pigeon, Mauritius

Pink Pigeon, Mauritius Ok, it’s not quite a Dodo, the much missed (and oft quoted) bird that was indigenous to the Indian Ocean island before being eaten to extinction by Dutch sailors. However, Mauritius is the only place in the world that you will find pink pigeons in the wild. They can be found at […]

Bird Sanctuary, The Camargue, France

Thursday Bird #10 – Heron Family, The Camargue, France

Thursday Bird #9 – Cuban Trogon

The trogon is the national bird of Cuba on account of its plumage being the same colour as the Cuban flag. I spotted it in woods near Trinidad in 2017 and although the picture is pretty blurry, I was nethertheless pleased to capture it before it flew off.

Thursday Bird #8 – Tawny Owl, Western Cape

In 2004 we ventured to South Africa and made for the Western Cape. Whilst walking amongst the colorful fynbos we came across this fella way past it’s bedtime.

Bird at Iguaza Falls, Argentina

Thursday Bird #7 – Plush Crested Jay, Iguazu Falls, Argentina

I spotted this bird during our 2018 trip to the amazing waterfalls. It seemed to be saying, “What are you looking at?”

Fine Spotted Woodpecker, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Thursday Bird #6 – Fine Spotted Woodpecker

I noticed this bird on a patch of grass opposite the Colon Theatre in Buenos Aires. Despite the heavy traffic it seemed to be perfectly at home.

Proud Mother Stork, Riquewihr, Alsace, France

Thursday Bird – Mother Stork, Riquewihr, France

I took this shot during our 2014 tour of France, this being on the Alsace Wine Route leg. The father stork was off searching for food for the youngster whilst the mother waited patiently. Proud Mother Stork

Bird Sanctuary, The Camargue, France

Thursday Bird #4 – Flamingoes, The Camargue, France

We visited the bird sanctuary in the South of France on a baking hot day in 2014. The flamingoes were the undoubted stars of the show, putting on a fine display.

Thursday Bird #3 – Parakeet, Surrey, UK

This week’s’ bird is a bit of a cheat, having been shot in my own back garden! The story goes that some parakeets escaped captivity a few years ago and have bred incessantly. We get quite a few in our vicinity and although not indigenous and quite frankly a bit of a bully, they are […]

Thursday Bird #3 – Eagle, Kenya

This is a photo taken by my late friend Andrew Healey when he was on safari in Africa.