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The introvert

A Black-rumped Flameback (Scientific name: Dinopium benghalense)on the jackfruit tree, reluctant to show its face. Clicked at Trivandrum in Nov/2015.


Thanksgiving in the Garden

Thanksgiving Day in the garden held a pleasant surprise!  One of my blueberry plants boasted several blossoms! Quite unusual for blueberries in our region to attempt blossoms in late fall.  390 more words


Stand up Tragedy: 'Tragic Fall'

I was delighted to recently appear as a guest on Dave Pickering’s Stand Up Tragedy podcast. The results are here, and they turned out pretty well I think. 30 more words


Woody With A Side Of Stuffing

By Don Corrigan

Most outdoor/environmental types love woodpeckers. So did I, until one persistent woodpecker started dismantling my house this fall. Here is my column in the Nov. 524 more words


Thursday doors...open door

“The door’s always open” certainly applies to this residence.  The door to the home of this gilded flicker woodpecker, though, might not seem friendly to most, guarded as it is by the long spines of the saguaro cactus.  55 more words



This bird was at the Merritt public library first week of November 2015. A little different then the flickers usually about here. Sometimes its like a roll of the dice to see a bird… 22 more words



Black-rumped Flameback or Lesser Goldenback (Scientific name: Dinopium benghalense) in various moods. Clicked at Trivandrum in Oct/2015.