Ile de France – Bougival – In summer they are purplish-green iridescent with yellow beaks. They prefer to live near human settlements. Traveling in large group, the species is partially migrant . They are gregarious and spend their time forming groups, which can reach more than one million of birds. they sleep in community dormitories […]
They always need an open space like a lawn, a field to feed of invertebrates or insects on the ground. Unfortunately they also love fruit and can fall on an orchard, vineyard by thousands being then very destructive.
Ile de France – Bougival – The short-toed Creepers and the common Creepers are similar, they can be identified mainly by the difference in their song, however, the short-toed Creeper is more present in Ile de France.…They are found in woodland and feed on insects, larves, or spiders under the cork of the tree.
It is a small passerine which climbs up and down the trunk of the trees making small hops like a spiral.
These birds belong to corvid species and are beautiful as their feathers reflect the UV light. When they communicate or are nervous they often raise their crest. They are very clever and can imitate human voice and more. They make their nest to breed high in a tree, up to 10m in coniferous but preferably […]
I met some groups of the rare and very endangered Golden Langurs in Bhutan while visiting the Zhemgang area. It is a mountainous country with lush forests where they like to jump from tree to tree. The construction of bridges on the rivers allowing the langurs to cross on the other sides has caused a […]
Easter Island – Moaï
Rapa Nui is the local name of Easter Island, famous by its mystery Moai statues The Moaïs are supposed to be the representation of the Chief of a clan or his Ancestor There are about 887 Moaïs on Rapa Nui. The culture Rapa Nui was at the top between 880 after JC to around 1680. […]
This picture shows miniature trees at the top of the volcanic chimney. What is surprising is that they are in fact adult birch trees of may be 20 years old or more. They should be of 20 to 30 m height with a trunk circumference between 40 to 60 cm. The composition of the chimney […]
Africa – Zimbabwe
Little Makalolo in Hwange National Park was a great place to see wildlife. The lodge is situated near a pond with a fantastic hide. I spent hours there looking at every movement from birds to mammals. It was hot, quite peaceful, with just few birds drinking. I was nearly wondering me what I was waiting […]
The Panama Canal
In 1502, Christophe colon arrives at the Panama Isthmus. In 1510 Spain begins the colonization, but it is in 1880 that Ferdinand de Lesseps inaugurates the beginning of the works. The disease and the bad administration led to a financial bankrupt in 1889. In 1894, a new Canal Company begins the construction of a canal […]