Mrs Tootlepedal sticks some jewels in the ground

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, my Somerset correspondent, who turns out to be in Namibia at the moment.  She sent me this portrait of male and female Long-tailed Paradise Whydahs.  The males are in full display mode. Our welcome spell of fine weather continued today but with a reminder that we are still inContinue reading “Mrs Tootlepedal sticks some jewels in the ground”

A happy chap

Today’s guest picture from my sister Mary shows some reflections on the Regent’s Canal. The day started with s stiff breeze and a good deal of rain but the breeze was quite a lot less strident than yesterday’s near gale and the garden was full of goldfinches as a result.  They didn’t always seem veryContinue reading “A happy chap”

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