Category Archives: Birds

Sunday Stills: Bird Houses

The Canal Lateral a la Garonne winds through picturesque countryside and one of the villages along the way inspired the name of my other blog – Castelsarrasin.  In this village the canal widens out into a basin, where the locals … Continue reading

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The Waiting Game

Ring necked doves tend to attract the same bad press as the common pigeon, but in general we’ve always had a fond tolerance for them.  They’re not quite so messy or aggressive as pigeons, and once they get used to … Continue reading

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Ducks Galore (France)

There’s no end to the variety of ducks to be found on the canals of France.  And then of course there’s Duck a l’Orange.  😉 These photographs were taken along the Canal du Midi and the Canal Lateral a la … Continue reading

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African Penguins at Boulders , South Africa

In the early eighties a pair of penguins turned up at Foxy Beach, Boulders, near Simon’s Town.  After a couple of years they began to breed and by the late nineties there were over 2000 birds living there. Cape Peninsula … Continue reading

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Owls at Boschendahl, South Africa

Each time we visit Cape Town we always make a point of visiting the Boschendahl vineyard for a picnic lunch.  Here, in beautiful grounds complete with a lily pond and sparkling white gazebo, a traditional picnic basket is brought to … Continue reading

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