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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Bird Watching on Tenerife Part 1, Domestic Visitors

Our house is actually a decent ‘hide’ for spotting a quite wide range of Tenerife birds. A metal bowl filled with water – until enthusiastic blackbirds empty it – acts as a sort of watering hole. The birds queue for their twice or thrice daily bath whilst the roof tiles are a good vantage point for our birds of prey on the lookout for sunbathing lizards.

These are some of the Tenerife bird varieties we commonly see without leaving the house.

Bird Watching on Tenerife Part 1, Domestic Visitors

Unlike so many journalists writing about the resorts, Pamela has not only actually been to Tenerife, she lived on the island for 16 years, for the majority of that time in a rural valley immersed in the local culture in a way that few outsiders have been privileged to do and gaining a wealth of knowledge about the island, its people, their customs, fiestas and celebrations that she is now able to share via this site. Fluent in Spanish, she also translated and reported for the various English-language newspapers.

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