Kestrel

16 Dec 18
Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it.  Click again for a full screen image. Southern Arizona is home to five falcon species: American Kestrels, Merlins (Merlins reside here in fall and winter, the others live here year-round), Prairie Falcons, Peregrine Falcons, and Crested Caracaras.  There have been one or times […]

16 Dec 18
Moon light and dreams

Easy Prey by Catherine Lo Only three students had access to a teacher’s racy photos before they went viral. There’s Mouse, a brainy overachiever so desperate to escape his father and go to MIT that he would do almost anything, legal or not. Then there’s Drew, the star athlete who can get any girl’s number—and […]

16 Dec 18
Riding the Blimp

The detail adds an element of unexpected something.  All fiction is false; what makes it convincing is that it runs alongside the truth.  The real world has lots of incidental details, so a painting also has to have that element of imperfection and irregularity, those incidental details.” ~SHAUN TAN It’s only natural that a person […]

15 Dec 18
New Mexico Birder

Recently I decided to explore Plaza Blanca near Abiquiu, New Mexico. If any of you have seen the movie Cowboys and Aliens, then you may remember the white rock formation that was in the scenes of the final battle of the movie.  I have always wanted to explore this place, but never seemed to find […]

15 Dec 18
Flying the Camel

Obviously the P.1127 is far simpler But still needs nozzles  Undercarriage  And doors

15 Dec 18
The Floating Circle

President of the RWA Stewart Geddes talks to us the major new Albert Irvin retrospective and his friendship with ‘Bert’…

15 Dec 18
Horton Heath Moths

A selection of species from recent trips the next blog will be just Short-eared owls Avocets – Farlington Marshes Kestrel Red Fox   Little Egret Mute Swams Reed Bunting Fieldfare  

15 Dec 18
Of birds, birdies and biryani's

Did you know that the collective noun for a group of falcons is ‘a bazaar’? Neither did I but a google search throws this up (apart from cast which I knew is a collective for falcons & kestrels). This image is from a trip to Nagaland last month and this sighting of the Amur Falcons […]

15 Dec 18
One Woman's Quest II

The sun is shining and as we pull into the office area, a flash of bright red catches my eye – a vermilion flycatcher.  I hop out and aim my lens towards the bush where the bird has landed.  A swoop of large, mottled brown wings cuts off my view.  A kestrel settles in a […]

15 Dec 18
greenbenchramblings

While on a week’s break in Cornwall we decided to try a coastal walk and also decided that the day to do it would be the anniversary of my surgery to rebuild my right leg. Before my surgeon performed this complex 5 hour operation I was able to walk a few hundred yard at a […]

15 Dec 18
Quiet Solo Pursuits

Note: this post, while published, is a work in progress, as are all posts in this series, My Photo Life List. My goal is to photograph every species of bird that is seen on a regular basis here in Michigan, working from a list compiled by the Michigan chapter of the Audubon Society. This will be […]

15 Dec 18
Kestrels Class

Several items are missing,and I’d be grateful if your child could check to see if they have all their belongings ( jumpers, coats, PE kit, book bag etc) and if they’ve also got anything that doesn’t belong to them. We can then have a lost and found session on Monday to try to ensure everyone […]

15 Dec 18
Photo by Chris Kilpatrick

Raptors are larger birds, such as Hawk, Eagles, Falcons, Owls, and Kites etc. the so-called Birds of Prey. They have strong talons and beaks to hunt their prey in a flash. It’s a photographer’s joy to capture them in action. I am an incidental photographer. Every once a while, I got lucky. If not, I […]

14 Dec 18

Cumquattler

kestrels: me when im working on something: oh i am so fucking genius, me looking at the completed work: absolute fucking garbage who allowed my hands to make this

14 Dec 18
braesofgight

November. Three bold magpies in the garden, for a girl . Then two, for joy. Sub-zero Gight. Glorious gold and wonderful white. For one day only scores of dippers strung like fairy lights along the river, hung from branches like baubles, white wakes trailing along the river. And above crows jostle a pair of kestrels and […]

14 Dec 18
The London Free Press

I love birds and other wildlife and I also enjoy the challenge and satisfaction of capturing nature on film. Because of those interests, for the past few years I’ve made a point of taking in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year show at the Royal Ontario Museum. In early December, I zipped into Toronto and […]

14 Dec 18
Loch Leven National Nature Reserve

Waxwings still feature strongly again this week in the Loch Leven NNR blog with regular sightings. There have been daily sightings from Kinross and Milnathort.   7th Green Road 30 8th Gallowhill Rd 10 9th Pier/Nan Walker Wynd 20 10th Pier/Nan Walker Wynd 20 11th Pier/Nan Walker Wynd 75 12th Pier/Nan Walker Wynd 35 13th Pier/Nan […]