Friday, August 22, 2008

Desert rain


The last time we had any significant rain was a month back - but then it made up for lost time and the desert became a lake - or rather, several of them, and it doesn't seem to go away. The farmers and their ploughs have had to move out and the waterfowl have moved in, big time - a spoonbill in the upper picture and a sacred ibis in the lower - and with them were dabchicks, Egyptian geese, spurwing geese, glossy ibis, herons, darters, blacksmith plovers - you name it. The ostriches have taken to the high ground.
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2 comments:

lachezar said...

One wouldn't think of it as a desert but I know what you mean. Both photographs convey fantastically the atmosphere and feel of space. And the birds... just like the cherry on top.
Beautiful! Cheers Shelagh!

Zsolt72 said...

welcome to the DP family:)