Bee-eater

Bee-eater

I finally managed to tick Bee-eater in Europe. Spotted at the salt pans of Kalloni on Lesvos. These two pics were made in South Africa.…

Too hot

Too hot, originally uploaded by gwendolen. Yesterday I went cycling with a group of Flickr members. It was the first warm weekend of the year.…

Common Pheasant

I took this photo from our tent. We were camping on the island of Vlieland. This beautiful young male would wake us up every morning…

Spheniscus demersus

The African penguin has been declared an endangered species. (via The Penguin Lady)

Great Bittern

My husband made this when he was 13. I’m using the photo as an avatar on a forum.

Waiting for the fish

I took this picture in a zoo last year. All the comorants in the neighbourhood were hanging around, waiting for pelican-feeding-time.

WHSD

It was World House Sparrow Day yesterday, so I’m dedicating this week’s BPW to the House Sparrow. We used to have so many of these…

We’re all waiting for Spring

It’s too grey, wet and windy today, so I’m using a photo I took last week for BPW #81. Nothing much has changed season-wise. Temperatures…

Winter survivor

This is our resident grey heron. He usually hangs out on the roof of this house boat. He’s best mates with all the local fishermen.…

Rooftop heron | BPW #62

I haven’t had much time to go on birdwatching walkabout lately. Yesterday morning I was sitting at the kitchen table and spotted this grey heron…

Black Swan

Black Swans are common in the wetlands of south western and eastern Australia. Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos of the wild swans we saw…

Rüppells Griffon Vulture

Rüppells Griffon Vulture, originally uploaded by gwendolen. I visited Birdpark Avifauna today. They have an interesting collection of birds, but I feel they do need…

Lady M

Lady M, originally uploaded by gwendolen. Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) is the ancestor of almost all varieties of domestic ducks. The mallard is a dabbling duck;…