Went for a wander this morning but not much at all happening on the bird front at the moment. Saw the odd Blackcap, a couple of Spotted Flycatchers, one finch, a few doves, Swallows and Martins, but not a lot else.
As I meandered down the walkway to the riverbed, I spotted something in one of the (many) cracks and holes in the bridge supports. I have identified it as a Horseshoe Whip Snake.
It is the middle of October and still no water in the river, so the lizards are scuttling about freely. There were several tiny ones, presumably born fairly recently.
There were lots of Pond Sliders, Trachemys scripta, about, some catching a few rays on islands or sprawled out on the banks, others swimming around and occasionally sticking their little heads above the water to see what was going on.
I wasn’t sure what to expect on my first trip to the Parque Natural Desembocadura del Guadalhorce, so everything was a nice surprise. For a change I am going to try and cover things in order.
As I left my apartment there was a nice Gekko on the wall of the stairwell. Had to grab a snap, of course.
Apart from my favourite, there were quite a few other, generally smaller lizards running about all over the place.
Of all the lizards running around the compound in the Gambia, this particular Agama lizard was my favourite.
You never know who or what may pop up to say hello.