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Pied kingfisher (Ceryle rudis)

The pied kingfisher (Ceryle rudis) is a water kingfisher and is found widely distributed across Africa and Asia. Its black and white plumage, crest and the habit of hovering over clear lakes and rivers before diving for fish makes it distinctive. 132 more words


coppersmith barbet (Megalaima haemacephala)

The coppersmith barbet, crimson-breasted barbet or coppersmith (Megalaima haemacephala), is a bird with crimson forehead and throat which is best known for its metronomic call that has been likened to a coppersmith striking metal with a hammer. 76 more words


Na No No Vember

Historically speaking I’ve always hated November. Everything seems to go poof and all at once it’s dark, cold, and generally cheerless. But NaNoWriMo came to the rescue. 527 more words



Here’s our little Hummer again!  I simply can’t resist them.

This is from this morning when the temperature was hovering at 0 c.


Cover photo

Arend Wassinsk just finished “The new Birds of Kazakhstan“. The cover photo as well as many other photos were taken by me last year. 41 more words


Brewer's Blackbird

Along the shoreline of Whiffen Spit, where driftwood is dressed with the twisted, tangled weed and kelp of the sea, a shimmering shine can be seen. 50 more words


It's Not Winter Yet!

It’s cold outside, the trees are mostly bare, and as much as I can’t take the cold I can’t take sitting indoors when the sky is a brilliant blue and the sun is shining! 27 more words