Following the recent post about the wildlife we get around here. I dug up these older photos (some of which are on the Facebook pages for two of the novels, "The View From Kleoboulos" and "A Brief Moment of Sunshine"). Plus there are a couple of new ones down below as well...
|From April 30th 2011. A beautiful jay on the palm tree just outside our French windows. He (or she!) had come to nick some of the breadcrumbs we put out for the house sparrows. Plus he goes after the loquats on our nearby μουσμουλιά tree.|
|Dragon or damsel? I dunno, but very attractive all the same. Here it sucks moisture from the tips of the Agave, where we've clipped off those lethal spikes that can have your eye out!|
|A mother dolphin and her calf put in an appearance in Kalathos Bay during our Bay-to-Bay excursion in June 2014.|
|Mediterranean Toads. Nothing if not resourceful when it comes to finding somewhere to hide out during the daylight hours. I'd just turned this hose reel around in July 2010.|
|Another snap of a Sardinian Warbler from October 2011. Here he's actually chomping on the lantana berries. When we prune we try and leave some uncut berries especially for these little chaps and their wives.|
|In November 2006 this robin did a kamikaze smash into our kitchen window glass. Once again (as with the Sardinian Warbler further up the page) I was afforded the opportunity to snap him before he recovered and flitted away.|
|A Swallowtail butterfly from July 2014. Note the blue bits at the tail end of the seemingly back-to-front wings.|