Saturday, October 19, 2013
I have been absent from my BLOG for 13 months, but I am back now, back to nature walks, identifying birds and portrait photography.
Hope you are all well~
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Happy Monday and make it a great week!!
Monday, May 14, 2012
Saturday, May 12, 2012
The Flamingo - The bird most sought after by visitors, and the symbol of the Camargue, is undoubtedly the flamingo. Wading with its webbed feet in the shallow saline waters of the large lagoons, it filters the mud with its large down-curved beak, and extracts the invertebrates on which it feeds. Flamingos breed in colonies of thousands of individuals. Pairs form in the spring and in May-June some 20,000 white chicks hatch in the Camargue, forming the new generation. The flamingo only attains its characteristic vivid pink plumage at the age of four or five years. They seem almost motionless on their slender legs, but the slightest noise can cause them to take flight in a blaze of colours and with loud cries. At the end of summer, part of the population flies south to the other side of the Mediterranean, where the winters are milder, others remain in the Camargue taking the risk of perhaps facing an exceptionally cold winter~ (La Camargue, English version)
Wednesday, April 25, 2012