We had another beautiful day yesterday with the weather giving me a good enough reason to go out on that daily photo shoot. When I found a good ten dozen ducks or Mallards, probably of the Ànnera mallorquina variety (Latin: Anas platyrhynchos), they must have thought I was shooting for real, because quick as a flash they took off and hurriedly escaped from the range of my lens. Well, almost. We have quite a bit of bird life here in the Felanitx area, mainly on account of a kind of wetland that the local compostation plant has created. Now, that Catalina Soler, ex-mayoress of Felanitx, has taken chair and presidency at the Medi Ambient (Environment and Conservation) portfolio within the Consell de Mallorca, she threatens to close Mallorca’s six compostation plants. Can someone tell the lady, please, and in Mallorquin so that she understands, that she is ignorant and foolish. Sorry, it had to be said.
The Ànnera mallorquina is one of 30 razas autóctonas (native Mallorcan animal breeds) and is said to have lived here for the last 200 years or so. Now, it is said that this particular duck is in a critical state of survival.
If you want to know more about Mallorca’s compostation plants you can look it up on my earlier post entry.
If you want to know more about Mallorca’s razas autóctonas you can look for information on this website (in Castellano and Catalan only).
The photo (top) was taken near Felanitx, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: January 8th, 2012. The time was 13:57:05. The photo (bottom) was borrowed from the Internet, courtesy of Wikipedia and the photographer, Mila Zinkova.
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