0834/2nd June 2023 Poor air quality is not something we normally worry about here but an alert was issued on Wednsday and today the air looks decidedly smokey. Presumably this is from wildfires. They have seem to have become the norm which I find quite disturbing. So many of these fires are caused by humans, … Continue reading Telling tails?
Category: Wild Animals
Animals of the northeastern USA
Muffin's preferred method of transport Muffin was never shy. She is Himalayan with the laid back view of the world that I have seen in all my Himalayan friends. We believe her previous family had named her Sasha but already having one of those in residence, and wanting to erase all memories of that earlier … Continue reading Story time
23rd Mat 2023 "Zoomer, are you stuffing your face?" "No, missus. I's got toof-ache!" . "On boff sides!" . "Is da wicked pussycat locked up?" . Dee Dee did a bad thing the other day. She seized a chipmunk. . "I wos very frighted!" Fortunately, Grant arrived on the scene in the nick of time. … Continue reading Zoomer
Photograph by Openverse (not Pale Male) In around 2008, a friend told me about Pale Male, a Red-tailed Hawk that nested among anti-pigeon spikes on a residential building beside Central Park in New York. Tenants of the building complained about the mess and the nest had been removed which caused a huge out-cry from the … Continue reading Pale Male
1815/6th May 2023 Every time I see it happen, it's as if it's the first time. I've been enjoying the early evening light here for nearly 5 years. But I still rush outside for these brief moments when floodlights bathe our trees... ..after first checking that I won't be disturbing someone's dinner... . Last summer … Continue reading Substitutes
0745/6th May 2023 In principle, I am not a fan of mist. Even with the advantages of modern technology, I like the pilot of any aeroplane I happen to be on, to be able to see where they are going. Back in the days before all said advantages, mist caused my airline colleagues and I … Continue reading Small delights