Mistle thrush eating/fighting pink berries

I captured this (to me) hilarious series of photos of a mistle thrush devouring berries off a tree today in the middle of the storm. The shutter speed wasn’t high enough to capture the speed with which he thrashed those berries into submission haha. I’ve never seen a thrush eat berries so viciously. What are […]

Leaving and The Summer Ends, by Wendell Berry

I title this photo “Leaving” 😀 I was trying to get a photo of this syrphid fly on a flower, but of course it took off and I just caught its little feetsies. The Summer Ends The summer ends, and it is time To face another way. Our theme Reversed, we harvest the last row […]

Feather grass

I just discovered this new species I’m calling feather grass…what an interesting seed dispersal strategy it has! 😀   WILL there really be a morning? Is there such a thing as day? Could I see it from the mountains If I were as tall as they? Has it feet like water-lilies? Has it feathers like […]

I have a(n) (ir)rational fear of primates (that includes you)

When I used to work at a zoo, the primates used to torture me (explained in detail here, but suffice it to say they were very mean), and I rapidly developed a primate phobia. Admittedly, I’ve always been somewhat afraid of humans, which are also primates. Humans are arguably the most dangerous, lethal, and unpredictable […]

This bird with a petal stuck to its head is the best thing I’ve seen all year

This is from March, in Dublin…I was walking home one day and I passed this blackbird with a petal stuck right to the top of its head. I was so delighted that I followed the poor thing all around the field taking photos of it. It seemed so baffled at my interest…of course, it had […]