Animals

Early doors

Out and about at the crack of dawn and the chorus was in full swing. House Martins were catching flies and taking them back to their nests, Blackbirds were grabbing a few worms and Wagtails and Plovers were scuttling along the riverbed....
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Birds

Fruity foodfest

From storms and high winds to clear blue skies and people sunbathing on the beach, quite a change although there is still snow on the hills. These warblers were enjoying a fruity feast and were so intent on the job in hand that, unusually, they were not at all bothered when I came along. Managed to get within a...
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Birds

A windy Sunday in January

After the storms and the rain I expected the rio Chillar to be a bit more of a torrent, but it wasn’t at all. A tiny bit, but nothing significant. Quite a bit of activity along the river, despite the very strong, gusting wind. I was particularly pleased with these two photos of a small Serin, Serinus serinus. Looks...
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Landscapes

Scenic trip up the river

An interesting and relaxing trip along the Gambia River began at Lamin Lodge in Kambo North, one of the main centres for such ventures. The Gambia River is a major river in West Africa, running 1,130 kilometres from the Fouta Djallon plateau in north Guinea and then westward through Senegal and the Gambia to the Atlantic Ocean at the...
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