Humans are used to being observers. Looking at whatever we want, with impunity, as we are at the top of the food chain. So, it’s good to find out how the […]
Whee! It’s fun to be a magpie, and as for wing-flapping? Not necessary! ~ OK, so I had my camera on the wrong setting today, but you can get the […]
Here we are in a community garden in Stein am Rhein, Switzerland, an old roman fortress, and before that a 4000-year-old settlement where Lake Constance becomes the Rhine. A shaded picnic bench […]
Magpie double nester along the Grey Canal Trail in Vernon. Nice, huh! Orchard and mountain view.
For years I’ve tried to get a good magpie photo, but those magpies are smart and can spot a camera from 300 metres. But I met a kind magpie on Saturday. Here […]
One of the greatest things about the world is that when you watch it … …it watches back. You really have to love that in a planet.
Watching the magpies watch me today, in their way of leapfrogging from tree to tree to fencepost to shrub to shrub to post up the slope, always 70 metres apart, always keeping […]
We all know when we’re being watched. We look up and catch the gaze of the watcher. Magpies like to control that kind of thing. Here’s a magpie being visible. And here […]
The ravens make a point of flying overhead and saying “Kalook!”, the flickers make a point of keeping me in sight, as they flit from tree to tree up the slope and […]
The air is colder than the earth. The sun burns right through it, yet does not touch its cold. But that sun is caught by the earth, and all my beautiful […]