I don't have time to set up full postings for the time I'll be away, but in the hope
of keeping you, my valued readers, while I'm absent, I'm going to post a few brief
perspectives - snapshots perhaps - of some wildlife I've come across in cities.
I often leave my camera behind when I go out in towns, so I can think of many possible subjects
for this series that I can't offer you. In particular I can't offer a posting on an Australian city!
(My home town of Canberra doesn't count, as it's known as the Bush Capital, and it'd be too easy...)
|This was the view from my hotel window; early morning, so still fairly quiet.|
|Typical traffic on the way out of town, above and below.|
Note the state of the roads - normal throughout the country.
|Birding by a very polluted little wetland on the way out of town.|
|They seemed to be coming mostly from the direction of the Wouri River estuary, presumably|
roosting in the mangroves.
|However there were even some roosting in the few trees in the hotel grounds.|
|Just two of the numerous bats flying past my window.|
They occur across sub-Saharan Africa, but seem to be declining.
|Male Common or Rainbow Agama Agama agama in full breeding splendour.|
This one was actually in the hotel grounds; as I mentioned I wasn't keen on taking the camera into the streets.
|Reichenbach's Sunbird Anabathmis reichenbachii near the Wouri River; |
it is found across central-west Africa.
And yes I agree - it would have been a much more desirable photo if it had a beak!