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One of the Highlights (Three Photographs)

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Bird songs are very often the best things about a walk in the woods. I worry when I don’t hear them. 44 more words

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The difficult Latin of Renaissance Natural History

In my last blog post I announced I had found funding to start a research project looking at a seventeenth century Latin Natural History text. I am now well underway, kindly sponsored by the Antiquaries of London and the Alice McCosh Trust. 700 more words

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Friday Feathers #57

Fledgling Downy Woodpecker, click for full size.

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Striking A Noble Pose

Perched in a patch of sunlight, this handsome Red-bellied Woodpecker struck a noble pose!  He is another of my backyard favorites. :)

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Robin

Recently voted again as the Uk’s most popular bird, the Robin is an inquisitive garden bird, sometimes referred to as the ‘gardeners friend’ due to them appearing when people are gardening and taking up watch from nearby bushes or trees (presumably on the lookout for any food disturbed by the gardener). 13 more words

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