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...)
|Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea.These handsome herons roost in trees above the Malecon and feed unconcernedly below the walkways.|
|Pacific Parrotlet Forpus coelestis.This little delight was photographed from a restaurant table on the Malecon.|
|Saffron Finch Sicalis flaveola; despite the name it seems that it's actually a tanager!|
I couldn't resist this outrageous clash of colours.
|Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus.One of the most familiar birds throughout Ecuador (and well beyond) but there's something|
special about seeing it backed by city buildings.
|On weekends locals crowd in to see them, and the whole thing is quite surreal!|
And that's all for this time. I hope you've found it better than nothing! And when in Guayaquil, it really is worth taking a few hours to stroll the Malecon, have lunch there - and of course visit the iguanas.