Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Red-footed Booby, S France

Yesterday (5th), day-tripped the adult Red-footed Booby at Lac de Sainte Crox, Alpes-de-Haute Provence, some 100km or so northeast of Marseille. The bird showed wonderfully well (see the photo of it with me swimming behind!), although to us appeared a little ill - for example, it spent alot of time sat about closing its eyes and shaking! However, in-the-hand examinations seem to suggest it was actually in rude health(?!), and it is still there this afternoon.

All the above photos were taken with a point-and-shoot camera only; the image below is digiscoped.

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