Where in the world is SOIMF* (bird clues)?

Nobody was able to guess from the pictures he posted earlier, so I’m posting some bird photos which will be a clue…let’s see if any bird nerds are reading. And here’s a ridiculously long bird photo list. Flamingoes! Pelicans Verreaux’s Eagle Owl has pink eyelids Weaver butt! The frumpiest baby pigeon Spotted thick-knee Crowned Lapwing […]

Where in the world is SOIMF*?

*StandingOutInMyField Hey all! My travels of late have been a whirlwind of adventure…from Oslo to…a place that couldn’t be any more different to Oslo. See if you can guess! I’m just going for country since we traveled all over. This may be a bit tough unless you’re a botany nerd…

Where in the world is SOIMF*?

*StandingOutInMyField Having a bit of a wander! See if you can guess where I am this week (will be somewhere entirely different next week). 10 points for the country and 100 imaginary points for the city! This should be pretty easy, since the name of theĀ  city and the flag of the country are both […]

The Goldcrest and the Hawthorne

More birds and trees…a theme this week I suppose. Could be worse…I could write a whole week about pollination or elephants. Whew. Wouldn’t that be terrible. Goldcrests are tiny, adorable, and unsurprisingly* in the same genus as the kinglets. I recognize that these photos are terrible and I’m just going to own it. You get […]

Blue Tits and Autumn Leaves

I thought only Americans giggle at the name of this group of birds in the genus Parus…but the Irish will giggle about it too, even though these birds live here and include three of the 20 most common garden birds in Ireland. Sigh. If you’re American (or Canadian) and these birds look familiar to you, […]

European Goldfinches

Just singing their hearts out and hanging out like teenagers in a band called The Leafless Branches Totally. Sweet. Check out my tail feathers Album cover Album cover in the US Rockin yeah! I was actually meant to be taking photos of the trees, but somehow all my tree photos ended up with birds in […]