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'Irish Superstitions'

It can definitely be argued that superstitions are intrinsically tied in with traditional folklore, and with a culture as steeped in customs and fables as Ireland’s, it’s no surprise that there are more than a handful of superstitions unique to the country and its people. 719 more words


Channel-billed Cuckoo

How funny that I had been seeing blog posts by other people about the arrival of this bird in Spring here in Australia, thinking at the time that I had never seen one … and then they turn up at my place!! 433 more words



It is the Cambridge Festival of Ideas once again, and this week I will be highlighting five events which can be picked up by the keen thinkers amongst us.  400 more words

What's On In Cambridge

Went out for a ride

Deadbeat  avian  flew

The cuckoo is a curious bird

Not curious like a cat


It behaves in a very curious manner

Perhaps I should have said peculiar… 124 more words


New BTO cuckoo research and what it might mean for Dartmoor

The British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) has just published a paper in Nature Communications entitled “Population decline is linked to migration route in the Common Cuckoo”. 909 more words

This is how it is.

Yesterday was a dark day for me. I tried. Anyone who’s ever known me will know that I tried to stop the destruction of the wildlife rich site at the top of my road. 326 more words