Puffin Stravaganza

Although we rarely do any birds anymore, we remain fascinated by the Auk family, especially the Puffins. Since our son Rodrigo and his wife live in England, we decided to visit the rookery islands while spending time with the kids. There are a lot of cottages available for rent in Seahouses, base for the birding […]

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Restless Muse on Migrating Birds

Aristotle was a brilliant philosopher and observer of nature. He pioneered the study of zoology, but he was utterly clueless about bird migration. The seasonal appearance and disappearance of the birds in his native Greece perplexed him. Similar appearing species must be “transmuted” into each other across seasons, he reasoned, to explain the disappearance of […]

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Inner Farne

A few images I took yesterday afternoon on Inner Farne, Northumberland. Kittiwake Chick Some of the ugliest chicks you could ever see, the Shag. Close Up. A mindful Shag. Adult Shags have the most stunning of eyes. Arctic Tern Nest and Eggs. A second of peace in the air. Arctic Tern. Puffins.

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