I have two delightful bird paintings in the computer room of joy, at Watson Mansions. Both are by Ishbel MacDonald who resides in Durness and Iceland. Durness is but a short car ride from my habitual holiday location and the site of an artists’ village.
Last year I bought a small painting of some [...]
Very sadly this did not happen, thus breaking a seven year run of submitting results to the RSPB.
Despite loading up the balcony of delight with sunflower seeds and fat balls a week before the BGBW weekend, my feathered friends either did not find them, or thought them too scary to use. The felling last [...]
As the weather is so bad and inspired by seeing the joy on Chris Packham’s face during last week’s WinterWatch when he spotted a long tailed duck, I have re-opened the balcony of delight. It’s been many months since I last fed them so the birdies have not yet reacquainted themselves with the copious supplies [...]
While enjoying Springwatch last night, I was slightly shocked to hear that less than 2,000 results had been sent into the BTO’s Big Garden Weigh-In survey. This is similar to the ever popular RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch which happens each January but as befits the more scientific approach to bird protection, research and study [...]
The seventh year of participating in the BGBW, was tinged with an amount of sorrow and trepidation. As regular readers will be aware, the tree of delight is no more, having been blown down in the storms earlier this month. As this was used as a landing pad by the birds, before feeding on the [...]
The recent storms have caused a great deal of damage around dkpw towers. I’d spotted the damage to my garage, how could I not, but it was a shock this morning to look out of my bedroom window and see this; the terrible remnants of the tree of delight and my neighbours’ bird [...]
As is my usual habit, especially during the winter months, I put out a selection of choice morsels for the delectation of my avian friends on the balcony of delight. This cornucopia of free victuals attracts a host of less welcome visitors, prime amongst these is the squirrel. These vermin are regularly accounted as intelligent [...]
My low esteem for the bible has been raised temporarily and by a minute fraction, having read this impressive list of birds which god told Moses not to consume in Leviticus Chapter 11.
And these ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and [...]