Four of us set out this morning for a bit of birding along the Oued Ksob (Ksob River) before setting out for Marrakesh. We stopped for a coffee first – there is no such thing as a latte to go, of course! We ordered cafe noir which I will now remember means espresso. Yum!!
Of course, just getting out is always good, so no matter that none of the above were in evidence. Instead, we saw the common bulbul (very chatty), a grey heron in the river, and Moussier’s redstart and a few others. Nothing extraordinary but all life birds for me.
Walking back from the high banks of the river, our eyes were caught by wildflowers. Thistle, obviously, and then this yellow hummingbird flower, something that might be Gerbera daisies, and some pretty purple flowers. On one shrub I saw what I thought was a calcified flower of some sort. Not! It was a land snail. The first picture shows empty shells on the ground, the second a snail still attached to a stem.