Kestrel

20 Feb 19
Kevin Parr

I have come to realise that I do not much enjoy living in ‘interesting times’. If that is indeed what we can call the now. We are certainly living in a time of confusion. And mess. Working twice as long for half as much, and then waking to discover that yesterday we hadn’t even been […]

20 Feb 19
Blackpaint's Blog

Albert Irvin and Abstract Impressionism – RWA Bristol until 3rd March 2019 – so hurry to visit! Following hard upon my enthusiastic review of the Bonnard exhibition at Tate Modern, another positive reaction to the above; I’m sure I’ll soon find an exhibition to hate, but in the meantime, this is really very good.  Not […]

20 Feb 19
1shakylady

The warnings had been there for several days…”Winter Storm Warning” across my face book page. Yesterday was sunny, hardly a prelude to such a winter storm, although it was cold and a bit blustery…nothing unusual for mid- February. Then last night the “Snow Moon” flooded our downstairs bedroom window with it’s pale white light casting […]

20 Feb 19
linda bergman-althouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wild Side

He was lying on his side in the box, pretty much flat out, when he arrived at the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter in Newport. A driver saw a pile of feathers in the road as he pulled to a stop sign, and at first glance, thought the bird was dead, but before pulling away, the […]

20 Feb 19
Garden for Wildlife!

Aside from hedge and tree planting, winter is the time to put up nestboxes. Many birds start looking for a nest site pretty early in the year and so the earlier you put up your box the better the chances of it being occupied in the spring. I put this box up in our front […]

20 Feb 19
Woodlands and Waters

Regular readers of our blog will know that we are not particularly adept at bird watching.  That doesn’t mean we don’t like birds — we’re just not very good at finding them.  One thing we have learned is that places frequented by experienced bird watchers are usually great places to hike, and if we’re lucky […]

20 Feb 19
roncorylus

Our two night outing to De Hoop commenced on Monday.  Recording bird species for the trip list started when we left the tar road outside Bredasdorp and ended there today on our return.  It was a great trip, arranged by Craig, as his swansong from the committee. Accommodation and food were of a very high […]

20 Feb 19
The Croydon Birder

Went to pick up Claire and had 30+ Jackdaws near her house in Warlingham, also a Coal Tit and when we dropped her off later there was a Jay. 4 Red Kites as we drove past Warren Barn and another 3 at Cheverells where there were also Common Gulls on the fields. Spent time walking […]

20 Feb 19
The Croydon Birder

Wednesday 6th February – went down to Oxted to start sorting out arrangements for going to the weeding in Bulgaria later in the year. A Red Kite drifting around over the town was an unexpected sight. Another Kite, and Rooks, as we drove back up Titsey Hill. A brief stop at the entrance to Cheverells […]

20 Feb 19
BikinginLA

It’s a relatively light news day, so let’s just get right to it. ……… Somehow, I just can’t spot the bike lane causing all this traffic congestion on Robertson Blvd yesterday. So it must be a scooter. Right? Or maybe it’s just more LA drivers who can’t see the traffic for the cars. ……… Local […]

20 Feb 19
Jim’s Texas Big Year

December 8, 2018 I only have a few weeks left in my big year so I need to be in the field as much as possible. Roads are still icy and snowpacked after snowing this morning so I decided to bird the nearby Clapp Park in central Lubbock. I bundled up and used my Baffin […]

19 Feb 19
Earnestly Emma

Ah, love. I wish I could lie and say that a romantic subplot isn’t my absolute favorite part of every book I read, but guys, I just can’t. They fuel me, they keep me turning pages, they soften my cold, dead heart, and they leave me weeping weeks later. If we’re being honest, my need […]

19 Feb 19
Irish Garden Bird Blog

We can get so close to the one legged blackbird that the usually almost invisible tip of her beak has set us thinking. It’s an almost translucent extension to the more obvious part of the beak, we can’t see it on the other female but maybe because we can’t get as close? It’s a slightly […]

19 Feb 19
Ferry View

It was valentine’s day in 2018 that Red Funnel announced that they had placed a £10 million order 4 days earlier for a freight ferry to take the pressure off the passenger vessels on the Southampton – East Cowes service. Having seen the frequent congestion for myself the idea seemed a sound one. The ship would handle […]