Saturday, February 19, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Here are some more photos from Madagascar taken from a plane over Morandoava about 140 km SW of Miandrivazo where Sinbad is hanging out. It shows the coastal forest and in showing that reveals how much of the inland forest has been lost. You can see it if you zoom in using Google Earth, so the extent of forest loss is great enough to be seen from space. Erosion is a huge problem in Madagascar. It threatens the wildlife there, but in the long term also threatens the ability of subsistence farmers to feed themselves. From Sinbad's standpoint, reduced forest probably means reduced food resources for sooty falcons in the winter. We'll see what Sinbad does.
Posted by Mike at 2:28 AM
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Here might be what Sinbad sees. I got this image from Google Earth. It was taken by a Belgian lady. If you want to see other images from the area, you should visit her Panaramio page http://www.panoramio.com/user/
1387099 or; http://www.panoramio.com/user/ indri, or if you search Google Earth for "Miandrivazo", then zoom in with the photo layer box checked, then you will see other pictures by other photographers.
Posted by Mike at 1:36 PM
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Obviously our immature falcon has no need to move too much. Still in the very same region, southwest from the capital and not far from the town Miandrivazo, where the river Tsiribinha runs through. The yellow line is 60 km long, so you get an idea of the scale of the movements. One can really say that Sinbad is quite relaxed...