I adore goldcrests…at 9 cm they are Ireland’s smallest breeding bird species. This is a bird so small that I have mistaken it for an insect when spotting it out of the corner of my eye. Yesterday I thought, is that a moth? It’s a bit cold for a moth. Oh wait, it’s a goldcrest! […]
Tymon is a nice little park in south Dublin with several ponds where waterbirds like to aggregate. Since Ireland has a lot of interesting winter visitors bird-wise, I’ve been visiting periodically to see if anything exciting shows up. But the real question is would I even know? Someone help me with my water birds; I’m […]
Here’s a Tufted Titmouse drawing for Valentine’s Day because I ❤ birds and they are ALWAYS happy to be my Valentine.
Watching the crazy antics of the snowboarders at the winter Olympics reminded me of a story about a crazy snowboarder, so…story time! One time I was skiing with an uncle in Pennsylvania (we used to ski in Colorado together, but as we were living on the east coast at this time, we met up to […]
This is a really interesting article, but I resent the implication that ecologists don’t pay any attention to evolution. Of course we do! Like what is this crap in a Nature article: “Ecologists have generally ignored evolution when studying their systems; they thought it was impossible to test whether such a slow process could change […]
Moody robin Lookin for adventure/food? A little birdwatching site in Wicklow county (which I have to specify because there are at least three Newcastles right around Dublin alone). As in the name, it is on the east coast. I cycled down from Dublin a couple of weeks ago with the plan to take the train […]
I’ve shared housing with others, usually strangers, the entirety of my adult life, as I’ve yet to make enough money to afford my own accommodations (especially in Dublin, geez). Because I grew up a military brat, and then became an academic, I’ve moved pretty much every year or every other year my entire life. This […]