I baked another dud sourdough loaf which I threw onto the back lawn. A colony of gulls swooped in and demolished it all in less than a minute. Before the … Continue reading Gull dinner party
The cold-blooded killer brought a bird inside last week. I managed to rescue the bird and it flew away, seemingly unscathed, but it left behind a pile of feathers which … Continue reading Protecting birds from the cat
Cats are so easy. They come fully toilet-trained, don’t need to be taken for walks, don’t bark, and don’t require entertaining. It has been a long time since I had … Continue reading Pets and toilet training
The bird feeder in our backyard fell apart so we replaced it with one of those feeders that sticks to the outside of your window. They’re made in the UK … Continue reading A bird feeder and 50% off eating out
I went to the allotment today to assemble a small cage I purchased to keep the pigeons off the vegetables. I bought what I thought was an easy click-together frame … Continue reading Frank Spencer at the allotments
We’re in the paper this morning. I’m still miserable about this. We used to hear bird song from our bedroom but that is no more. All we can hear now … Continue reading Bird song no more
A little part of me grieves whenever someone chops down a tree and this very nearly happened today. This morning some workmen appeared on our street to chop down several beautiful old beech … Continue reading Should I chain myself to a tree?
We’ve just returned from a very enjoyable departmental party at Ben’s work. The pure maths department is very small so it was a small and friendly gathering. There were some other … Continue reading Bicycles, birds, and mathematicians
Dad came with us to the Shetland Islands and took much nicer photos of the puffins than I did so I thought I’d share his photos as they’re really terrific. He also … Continue reading More photos from the Shetland Islands
I’m not quite sure how to begin this post. I’ve just had a fantastic adventure in the Shetland Islands and saw and did so many wonderful things so this is probably … Continue reading The Shetland Islands
I was out in the garden today and this little robin redbreast came and said hello. Isn’t he cute? There are a quite a few birds around. They, and the … Continue reading A robin redbreast and more of Elizabeth’s writing
I promised one of my commentators that I’d write a blog post about wind farms. This is perhaps against my better judgement since there is sure to be a heated … Continue reading Wind farms: love ’em or hate ’em?
Yesterday I wrote about the nocebo effect in wind turbine syndrome and a comment was made in that post about how windfarms kill birds. It is true that wind farms … Continue reading Wind turbines and birds