Tag Archives: Wildlife

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 […]

Wordless Wednesday – Bee Here Now

Monday Morning Blues – Aegean Ducks, Skyros, Greece

This weeks’ Monday Morning Blues shot is taken from the lovely Sporades island of Skyros. Less well known than nearby Skiathos & Skopelos, Skyros has fewer tourists and maintains a more authentic, idyllic feel. Why not join the MMB group over on Twitter by posting a weekly photo featuring the colour blue to help get […]

Sunday Photo – Social Distancing Alpacas, Peru

I took this shot in 2001 at Machu Picchu. There was clearly a pecking order type thing going on here and looking at it now they appear to be social distancing before such a thing was ever thought of by us humans! Social Distancing Alpacas, Peru Talking of Peru, I will be hosting a free […]

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. […]

Wordless Wednesday – Giant Tortoise, Mauritius

Friday Photo – Cheetah Family, Kenya

Wordless Wednesday – Reflective Zebras, Kenya

Africa Day – Part Two

Today is officially Africa Day. According to the South African Government website, “Africa Day is intended to celebrate and acknowledge the successes of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU now the AU) from its creation in May 25, 1963 in the fight against colonialism and apartheid, as well as the progress that Africa has made, […]