Tag Archives: Birdlife

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.

Fine Spotted Woodpecker, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Thursday Bird – Fine Spotted Woodpecker, Buenos Aires

If I had more time on my hands I could see myself becoming a ‘twitcher’, the unofficial name for a birdwatcher. I love our feathered friends, so thought I would dedicate Thursdays to sharing a picture of birds that I have spotted on my travels. Sometimes birds pop up in the most unexpected of places. […]

Flight of the Condors – Peru

As a rule I am unlucky with my wildlife spotting in the ‘wild’. A tigerless tiger safari in India, a whale free visit to Hermanus in South Africa, zero dolphins on a boat trip in Mauritius specifically arranged to see the grey beauties, not a cetacean to be seen on a whaling expedition in Iceland […]

Wordless Wednesday – Just The Two Of Us

Monday Morning Blues – Iguazú National Park, Brazil

This week’s picture to help us beat the Monday morning blues comes from a trip I made exactly one year ago to the amazing waterfalls of Iguazú. I am not sure what type of bird it is – any suggestions? Join the Monday morning blues tribe over on Twitter @wilburstravels

Villages of Provence

Le Tour de France – Part Two, Provence & The Camargue

Continuing my touring ideas for France, not by bicycle but by road and rail (see my stage one post for Côte d’Azur). Provence Also accessible from Nice, a better gateway is Marseille, especially as you can now get a direct train there from London. You can read about my journey and stay in the great city here. […]

Bird at Iguaza Falls, Argentina

Friday Photo – Bird Staring Competition at Iguazu Falls, Argentina