Another great walk with spectacular scenery.
Thorn Apples are also called Datura or in spanish Hieba del Diablo translated means Herb of the devil. They are poisonous and related to deadly nightshade.
Although poisonous they are very pretty, and found in waste ground in Tenerife.
Thorn Apple growing at side of road.
spiky seed pods
close up of seed pod
very alien-ish inside pod.
Yesterday I caught a glimpse of two big birds flying past the patio window, by the time I got my camera they were flying away from me and I only managed to capture one, I think they were osprey’s. If anyone knows different let me know.
You get an idea of the size compared to the hill and the buildings.
I cropped these but they are not very clear.
Whilst walking to the shops I came across these 2 very different birds. The first was in a garden area, I think it might be a pet, we have walked passed this area most days and this was the first time we saw it. The bird was a Guinea fowl, and surprised us as we were looking at the cats wandering about, when it just strolled out of the bushes, the photos are not the best as I could not get too close.
The second bird we saw was one I have been trying to photograph for a while, but again the photos are not great as I could not get too close or it would fly off. It was a hoopoe I love the colours. I will keep trying to get better pictures.