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Birds in Blizzard

On Monday last we had a blizzard on Prince Edward Island with over 80cm (32 inches) of snow in Charlottetown, 20 km (12 miles) away, and winds over 100km/hr (60 miles/hr). 87 more words


Redpolls Returning?

A flock of around 100 goldfinches have been feeding near Tower Farm since Autumn. They tend to roost in the roadside trees and feed in the field opposite. 210 more words


Poetry Map of Scotland, poem no. 156: The Bishop's House, Iona


Oi cheeky chops
are ye lookin at me pal
wi yer wee reid bunnet
perched upon yer heid?

Is it Aberdeen ye follae
wi thon scarlet… 94 more words

My day trip to Sax Zim Bog in Northern Minnesota

I had the weekend off and decided to go  Sax Zim Bog looking for owls. I saw only one Great Grey Owl in poor lighting and no hawk owls.. 53 more words



So a week ago I tried taking pictures of a Common Redpoll. The weather was warm and I have a feeder on the deck that attracts many birds. 125 more words


Hill test

Today’s guest picture is a fine mossy roof spotted by my daughter on her recent jaunt to Hampshire.

The forecasters had promised us a sunny day but there was little chance of a suntan and a reasonable chance of getting wet  in the morning.  817 more words