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...)
|Puerto Maldonado streetscape; this is near the city centre where things are more established,|
and in the relative quiet of early morning.
|Curious Ruddy Pigeon Patagioenas subvinace, town centre.|
|Tropical Pewee Contopus cinereus.Like the Ruddy Pigeon this little monarch flycatcher is widespread but it is always good to see |
native birds in the middle of busy cities. It too is at home in the central plaza.
|Palm Tanager Thraupis palmarum.Common and widespread but welcome as a reminder of what was here before the city.|
|A closer view of the same animal. This really was a thrill.|