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A Few Kingfishers

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In a way, kingfishers may be the poor man`s pittas – almost as colorful and exciting, but much easier to observe. Here are some that I have seen in the past few years. African Pygmy Kingfisher (Mkuze, South Africa, Nov 2018). Belted Kingfisher (Reno, USA, Jan 2015).

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A Morning of Birding in Costa Rica, July, 2020

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These are times of unfamiliar circumstances and in more ways than one. As the tide of climate disaster keeps rising, protests continue, and economies fall into recession, we move through time and space in a limbo of anxiety and uncertainty.

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Hawking for Nighthawks

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Just under a fortnight ago, I saw a report on the local bird alert of a sighting of a group of approximately 20 Nacunda Nighthawks at a wetland not more than 20 minutes from where I live.

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April Showers 4.30

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Third Cable Beach Pied Oystercatcher nest to hatch

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Since last week another Pied Oystercatcher nest on Cable Beach has produced two chicks. The header photo above shows where the family rested shortly after the two chicks left the nest on Tuesday. We had been patiently awaiting the arrival of the two chicks since the eggs were laid a month ago.

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Collaborative List – July 2020

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Have you noticed that “pishing” is far less efective when one is wearing a mask? Do you think that the pish is muted, dispersed or in some other way deprived of its urgency? Anyone got a mask tanline yet?

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of August 2020)

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Another month, another movement of the world’s birds from one point to the next.

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A Stick! A Bird! A Tree!–Books on Nature for Parents & Kids

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“A stick! A stick!” ” With the pure energy of an almost two-year-old freed from weeks of isolation, my granddaughter was running across an empty field, proudly holding a newly discovered stick.

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