Category Archive for 'Birding'

An Avian Alphabet, Q to Z.

Q is for Quail-thrush, the Spotted is the local species, and I’ve only ever managed one distant photo despite many attempts when I’ve been comprehensively outwitted. R is for Robin, the Scarlet is a regular autumn visitor after coming down from the high country, this male had just arrived in the garden last year when […]

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An Avian Alphabet, I to P.

I is for Ibis, the farmer’s friend, industrious probers for cockchafer caterpillars, so familiar that they hardly attract more than a casual glance, but pause and look more closely and you’ll find that the Straw-necked Ibis can be a bird of considerable presence. J is for Jacky Winter, the gorgeous little bird with the twitching […]

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