Tag: birds

  • Old Environmental Thoughts

    Many years ago, aged about 12, I became interested in bird watching. Browsing through nature books in my local library I came across a book published the previous year. Called “Happy Countryman”, I took it home. The first few words of Roberts’ lyrical and atmospheric writing forever hooked me into natural history. The wonderful descriptions…

  • Abode


    Within that cavity aloftTheir new home they fixed,Formed with materials neat and soft,Bents, wool, and feathers mixed.Four ivory eggs soon pave its floorBy William Cowper

  • Yellow Road

    Yellow Road

    A twisty yellow farm road in the hinterland of Spain’s Andalusia. A disappearing track, the golden cornfields and slightly ominous skies, elements that reminded me of the painting, ‘Wheatfield with Crows’, by Vincent Van Gogh. According to the Van Gogh Museum, “the painting (left) is often claimed to be his last work. The menacing sky,…

  • Laguna de Fuente de Piedra

    Laguna de Fuente de Piedra

    Rich with shadows, a walkway on Laguna de Fuente de Piedra, a wetland located in Málaga province of Spain. The shallow lagoon, covering an area of 13 square kilometres is fed by underwater springs that pass through mineral salt deposits, so the lagoon is saline.