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Spring Building Boom

Spring creeps slowly up our valley and in the last  week we have had 70 mm of rainfall, which is not at all unusual, but yesterday the sun came out. 400 more words


Resident cuckoos and their host parents: A pictorial guide

The cuckoos are well known examples of brood parasites, birds that lay their eggs in the nest of of another bird species and relying on their host to raise the young. 902 more words

Singapore Avifauna

Biological fight: the case of artificial stimuli in behavior research

by Piter Kehoma Boll

The study of animal behavior is an important approach to understand several aspects on the ecology and the evolution of living beings, both from the analyzed animals themselves and the species with which they interact. 1,266 more words


Festa Della Liberazione and More in Beautiful Tuscany

Benvenuti to all My Lovely Loyal and New Followers

Last Saturday was a very important day for Italy as we were celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Allied Force’s final flushing out of the  German occupation.  531 more words

My Father The Assassin

I finally saw the owl

I finally saw the owl which has been keeping watch over us all winter. Although we’ve only heard it in the evening/night, I spotted it as we were heading out for the train in the morning. 155 more words


From "An Unsolicited Egg" by Gauci Goldenstein

With delighted quibbles, the bird alights. A cuckoo enters the nest, level and light, balancing a bit to clutch twigs for a smaller bird. A nearby sparrow shouts a warning as the interloper lays a fake. 103 more words


Fowled Up: Funny and Offbeat Names for Birds

Many of our chosen monikers for birds are nothing short of odd. At times, they’re outright humorous. Even several scientific terms are not immune to chuckles, especially for folks with a limited acquaintance of Latin. 1,008 more words