Sunday 30 September 2012

News from home, well, my old home anyway!

Our old friend Frank van der Kallen has been out and about on our old stamping grounds on the coast in Brazil. He visited one of our favourite venues, Paraty. Paraty always made a pleasant change from claustrophobic forest birding; horizon to horizon skies and it was especially attractive as it involved shorebirds!

It was shorebirds that featured strongly in Frank's news, with three species involved, Pectoral Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper and Lesser Yellowlegs.
Pectoral Sandpiper: Frank van der Kallen

White-rumped Sandpiper: Frank van der Kallen

Lesser Yellowlegs: Frank van der Kallen
He also saw a group of Black Skimmers which were a tick for him, and photographed these two Little Blue Herons, the adult contrasting with the white juvenile.

Black Skimmer: Frank van der Kallen

Little Blue Heron, adult left juvenile right: Frank van der Kallen
 Thanks to Frank for bringing back some good memories of our time in Brazil.

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