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Title : The Canary Islands: their history, natural history and scenery: an account of an ornithologist's camping trips in the archipelago

Contributing Library : Robarts - Publisher : Bannerman, David Armitage, 1886 University of Toronto

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two ladies weretransferred from the old yacht to a strong rowingboat, and this is the way to the shore, whenthe occupants were landed by the boatmen. The photoof my wife being carried ashore sedan-chair fashion shows this precarious mode of landing, amusing enoughon to calm day but distinctly exciting when the surfthreatens to sweep ones bearers off their feet! Ourcamp was close to the beach, but on a very arid plain, the accompanying illustration which is reproduced from one of the tents gives a fair idea of ​​the desert aspect of thesurrounding country. Several interesting birds wereseen here; Ospreys were not by any means rare on this part of the coast, and it was while at this camp I disturbed a gathering of Waders on thepebbly beach; Kentish Plover, Turnstone, Black-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, and a small flock of GreyPlover, of which last species I obtained two specimens, the first recorded from this island. The Lesser Black-backed Gull was also close to

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