Sat.Dec 12, 2020 - Fri.Dec 18, 2020

Birding Carska Bara Reserve in December Fog

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I don’t know what those so-called meteorologists are doing: they all claim a moderately cold morning, but do not say a word about the fog! Yet, tree branches are covered in hoar frost and the fog is so thick one could cut it with a machete!

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The Birds are All Right

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It was the month of March, 2017, when I went to Lake Cuitzeo to check up on our migratory waterfowl and shorebirds one last time before they travelled north to breed. But that time, I was shocked to find that about half the birds I had expected were missing — along with half the lake.

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“The Lark Ascending” – Domaine de la Chanteleuserie: Cuvée Alouettes (2017)

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This past Tuesday marked the centenary of the première of The Lark Ascending , a work for solo violin and orchestra by the English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams.

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Birding during a tropical low

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Finally the weather has changed! For months and months we have had to wait patiently for rain. All of the ephemeral lakes have been drying out fast and the land was very dry. The wet season has now started and so far this week it has been perfect.

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PPT 11/19/20

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of December 2020)

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The holidays that characterize the last few weeks of the calendar year may designate this time of year the season of giving, but nature usually withholds its avian gifts in December.

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