Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Wheatears come in variety, the larks are difficult and the Northern Bald Ibis is a uniquely ugly rarity.
Richard put the birds in context for us with photos showing the local surroundings, streets and people. I particularly liked the 'crossroads' in a small village where men sat outside a cafe on the corner. Richard kept returning to this crossroads as he tried each road in turn trying to find the way to a particular site - much to the amusement of the watching locals. Mad Englishmen and all that!
I had forgotten how striking the wheatears can be - Richard had a lovely shot of a Black-eared Wheatear, one of my favourites. There were many other excellent photos and it was a very enjoyable evening.