Tag Archives: Birdlife

Thursday Bird #21 – Hummingbird, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

No bigger than a large butterfly, the hummingbird moves so fast that it is really difficult to capture. This specimen that I photographed in 2018 was the best shot I got in around fifty attempts!

Thursday Bird #18 – Flamingoes, Valencia, Spain

Everybody loves a flamingo! There seems to have been a demand in recent years to have a replica pink bird as part of the interior design of shops, restaurants & hotels. The birds shown below were resident at the Oceanarium in the futuristic Science Park in Valencia.

Thursday Bird #16 – Great Egret, Cuba

I snapped this bird whilst visiting a cocoa plantation near Baracoa in Cuba.

Thursday Bird #15 – Pelican, Havana, Cuba

The iconic Havana waterfront stretch of Caribbean known as the Malecon is home to a multitude of pelicans. As the waves crash against the seawall, the eagle-eyed fishers look out for a meal, before diving into the turbulent waters and pulling out their prey. The pictures below shows different stages of an unsuccessful hunt – […]

Bird Sanctuary, The Camargue, France

Thursday Bird #14 – Baby Egret, Camargue, France

Thursday Bird #13 – Heron, Surrey

This heron was a surprise visitor to our garden this week. With no koi carp on the menu he didn’t stay long!

Thursday Bird #12 – Unidentified, Iguazu Falls, Argentina

I photographed this bird in 2018. Anybody know what it is?

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.