but then you ran into some familiar feathers.
like the grèbe à cou noir (podiceps nigricollis)
these two spatule blanches (platalea leucorodia) bring you back to ile de re.
you remember the four lingering bernache cravants (branta bernicla) that refused to leave ile de re.
you originally were planning to meet the avocets along the niger river in mali. but you came back to france before you had a chance to go and find them.
perhaps another west african winter.
at the jardin des plantes in paris.
gilles martin, jean-yves piel, alban cordoba, claude nardin, philippe busser & francesco formisano, andré mauxion, yannick bourgaut and jacques gillon are the photographers you have to thank for this little reunion.
the LPO (ligue pour la protection des oiseaux, literally bird protection league) is celebrating its 100 year birthday with an outdoor photo exhibition. you just accidently walked in on it. a very good accident.
it just proves that – when nervous, when anxious – go for a yala yala (walk) because who knows what old friends you’ll run into!
the couch, the balcony, a cup of tea, and you.