WildWings Bird Management boasts no gastronomic expertise, but Christine and I both enjoy new culinary experiences during our travels. On 13 July we decided to take our hosts on Praslin out for dinner and selected a restaurant we had not visited previously. Anse La Blague is a small community based on a quiet beach on … More Anse La Blague restaurant – out of the way but a good discovery
Marianne island is the easternmost of four small granitic islands lying to the north of Praslin and La Digue. In 1867 It was visited by Edward Newton, an English naturalist and explorer, who visited Seychelles for a month during a stopover on his way back to Britain from Maurtius. We know little about the state … More A tantalising view of Marianne
On 11 July we took a small boat from Praslin Island to Félicité, a small (2.68 square kilometres) granitic island lying to the north-east of La Digue. This was at the request of Steve Hill, who had been heavily involved in a major rehabilitation project on the island, associated with the development of a luxury … More Félicité Island
In my blog post of 23 June 2018, I described the occurrence of small plastic fragments in the Sooty Tern colony, which I had first noticed in the 1990s but which have been seen regularly and abundantly in the colony ever since. The origin of the irregularly-shaped pieces of remains a mystery but this year … More Plastic in the Sooty Tern colony
Our trial of the attachment method for fitting satellite tracking devices to juvenile Sooty Terns later this year (see post of 20 June) reached its first milestone when we left Bird Island on 30 June. Both of the birds fitted with dummy tags had alternated between incubating the single egg and going out on foraging … More SeyCCAT sponsored Sooty Tern tracking project makes early progress
Bird Island is not mis-named. For the variety of species that has been recorded, mainly in the northern winter, on its approximate 100 hectares, it is a birdwatchers’ paradise. During May to October it plays host to hundreds of thousands of Sooty Terns along with large numbers of Brown and Lesser Noddies, White Terns, Frigatebirds … More When birds become “humanwatchers”!