First for St Helena for 500 years
Pallid Harrier spotted on South Atlantic island
Do you know? I think even those of you who haven't the faintest interest in birds will be fascinated by this. As for the birders ...........
The big news from St Helena is that a female Parrid Harrier has been seen on St Helena - that wonderful island in the South Atlantic which I keep banging on about - AND it's the first bird of prey (or raptor for my more birdy friends) to be found on the island for 500 years. Eat your heart out Napoleon - you missed it!
Now the fact that I mention Napoleon is that October 2015 sees the 200th anniversary of his arrival on the island as an exile. And - guess what. Island Holidays is running a special tour to mark the occasion which will be on the island on the actual day. Cost hasn't been worked out yet (give me a chance!) but it will also be one of the last times (apparently - but don't believe all you read) to travel on the Royal Mail Ship before the airport opens in 2016 (again, apparently). We're only taking 12 clients and already have bookings, so if you want in on the gig you better get planning fast!