Congratulations and Happy 10th Birthday to Trevor’s Birding
A companion site that I also write for is called Trevor’s Birding. You can access the site here. I started that site just a few days over 10 years ago and it has proved to be one of the more popular birding sites worldwide. The site attracts readers from over 200 countries and comments from many of them.
Over the last ten years I have posted over 1660 articles, almost all of them about Australian birds – with a small offering from a few other countries as well, including Thailand, Nepal, Ethiopia and Morocco – with Spain still to come. In many cases I have included photos of the birds I have seen, and write about.
A good proportion of the photos shown on the site include birds I have seen in our own garden. We live on five acres of partly mallee scrub on the outskirts of Murray Bridge, an hour’s drive south east of Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. This small rural city straddles the Murray River, Australia’s longest and largest waterway, so we occasionally get the odd water-bird landing on our roof, in the garden – or even in the swimming pool.
Later this year Trevor’s Travels will also be celebrating its 10th birthday, so stay tuned.
Meanwhile, to celebrate, I thought that I would share some of my best bird photos with my readers.
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One of the prominent birds species – both in size and number – we saw on our visit to Morocco was the White Stork. They were in large numbers in many of the towns and cities we travelled through. Many times they were perched up high on prominent buildings, like those shown in today’s photos. I never tired of seeing them, nor trying to capture good photos.
I don’t normally post photos of birds and write about them here on this site. I usually do that on another of my sites, Trevor’s Birding. (I’d love you to visit – and even leave some comments too. Click here to go to that site.)
Despite that general rule I sometimes write about birds here and this time I couldn’t resist showing these photos of a pair of White Storks (I assume they are a breeding pair) on their nest on top of the local mosque in the town of Sefrou near Fes in Morocco. It is quite a magnificent nest an so photogenic, especially against such a beautiful blue sky.
My wife and I both enjoy seeing the various species of Eremophila plants in flower. Eremophilas – commonly called Emu Bushes – are found in many parts of Australia and especially in the drier inland regions. They are becoming a very popular garden plant too, mainly for their wonderful show of colourful flowers over many months. They also attract many of our nectivorous birds like honeyeaters.
This series of photographs was taken earlier this year at the Pangarinda Arboretum at Wellington, South Australia. This is just over an hour’s drive south east of Adelaide. I’ve featured this special collection of plants and flowers over recent days here on this site, so look back through recent posts for more beautiful flowers.