Just like to say thanks to the folk who have visited and commented on my blog and to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a great 2015!!!!!!
Sunday, 21 December 2014
Tuesday, 9 December 2014
A few more images of the birds we saw around the hotel in Cape Verde, at times it was very difficult to pick up the both Larks as there colour blended in really well with there surroundings.
|Cattle Egret and a friend|
|Male Iago Sparrow|
|Stilts on the settling pools|
Hope you have enjoyed your visit!!
Friday, 5 December 2014
Last week the Duchess (wife) and myself were off to Cape Verde to celebrate a friends 60th birthday; it was going to be a relaxing 7 days in the sun, but having never been to Cape Verde before, and after a bit of research, I found that there were a couple of birds there I had not seen - Iago Sparrow (Cape Verde sparrow) - which is an endemic, and the other was Black-crowned Sparrow Lark, so, on the 26th of November, and after a 6 hour non eventful flight, we found ourselves on Boa Vista - one of the islands in this archipelago 350 miles off the West coast of Senagal Africa. Our hotel - the Riu Touareg (which I can certainly recommend) is on the SE coast of the island. On our 30 minute transfer to the hotel, it was noticeable just how sparse the vegetation was - the first image (below) was taken from outside the hotel - and this what it was like as far as the eye could see - with just a few bushes scattered here and there.