Lovely Robin and a Magpie

Lovely Robin and a Magpie

A last-minute trip to the UK for a week but, unfortunately, no time to go on any walks, not even to the local quacker pond. However, I was able to watch the Red Kites, up to twenty in number at times, soaring, playing and swooping down, sometimes so low that, if they had them, one would have seen the whites of their eyes. Magnificent creatures to watch and when they are so low you get to see the beautiful, rich colours.

Leopard

Leopard

The Leopard, Panthera pardus, is a member of the family Felidae and is found in sub-Saharan Africa, West Asia, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia and even Siberia. It is, however, a near-threatened species due to habitat loss and illegal hunting, as is so often the case unfortunately.