Birds oblivious to clouds atop Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa circa 1986
A mourning dove comes to visit……
There are few experiences quite as thrilling as seeing the wild Spanish Mustangs roaming freely on the beautiful sandy beaches of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Known as the Spanish Mustangs of Corolla, these stunning horses have roamed this harsh and unforgiving land for almost 500 years. Yet, despite the obvious obstacles they face and the seemingly sparse supply of food, they have thrived here since they first arrived with the Spanish explorers of the early 16th century.
Due to the cold weather the mustangs didn’t venture on to the beach, so we had to settle on seeing them on the dunes.
An egret gives company to a wild Spanish mustang at Corolla, North Carolina
An egret riding a wild Spanish mustang at Corolla, North Carolina
A solitary bird poses against the backdrop of Jennette’s Pier at Nags Head, Outer Banks, North Carolina
Birds flying towards the Atlantic Ocean while one straggler looks on at Nags Head, Outer Banks, North Carolina
Birds are nice to see, but they sure do mess up!