Odds and Ends
A few pictures of some of the birds we saw on our recent holiday in Lanzarote.
WhimbrelWe watched this bird dismember a poor crab it had caught on the rocky shoreline of Fuerteventura
Cory's ShearwaterOne of the birds I managed to photograph from the ferry to Fuerteventura.
Cory's ShearwaterThe birds nest in the numerous small offshore islands.
Stone CurlewJust to show how effective their camouflage is.
Stone CurlewThis pair were in the process of selecting a nest site. The female (on the left)
was making a small depression amongst the rocks.
Stone CurlewThe bedraggled male.
Rose-ringed ParakeetsThese females were flying from lamp to lamp searching diligently under the metal
overhang presumably for moths and other insects attracted by the light the
Great Grey ShrikeThese butcher birds are quite common on the island, but form a separate race koenigi
which is darker and smaller than the nominate race. It also has a pale eyebrow which
can be clearly seen on this individual.
Short-toed LarkThese cryptically plumaged birds are common all over the island and were breeding
on the hills by our hotel.