Posts tagged with ‘Animals and birds’

  • May222013
    Emma's tattoo

    Skin deep

    My paintings have, quite literally, been getting under the skin of two admirers of my work. I was sent photos…

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  • Oct192012

    Edward Lear – bird artist

    Today we visited the Happy Birthday Edward Lear exhibition at the Ashmolean in Oxford. Edward Lear is best known for…

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  • Jul032012

    The extinction of the Great Auk – 3 July 1844

    The Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis) was once a common and magnificent sight in the sparkling waters of the North Atlantic.…

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  • Apr302011
    Swimming with dolphins

    Swimming with dolphins in Cuba

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    Two years ago I had a beautiful encounter swimming with dolphins in Kaikoura, New Zealand.  A pod of perhaps 500…

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  • Apr252011
    Bahama mockingbird

    The birds of Cuba

    Although our recent holiday in Cuba wasn’t the typical exploratory journey through the planet’s natural wonders that Moth and me…

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  • Dec082010
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    Audubon’s Birds of America

    “With the exception of the mockingbird, I know no species so gay and frolicksome” Audubon wrote of the red-headed woodpecker…

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  • Oct092010
    Scarlet macaws

    The birds of Peru – jungle

    After watching the birds of the coast and mountains of Peru we flew east to Puerto Maldonado, a frontier town…

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  • Oct032010
    Andean condor

    The birds of Peru – coasts and mountains

    Peru is home to nearly 2,000 species of birds; a fifth of all the world’s bird species. To someone like…

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  • Sep242010

    In praise of Peruvian mammals

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    Our trip to Peru earlier this month was punctuated with sightings of all kinds of wildlife: birds, insects, lizards; and…

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  • Sep232010
    Nazca lines

    Nazca lines, grand designs

    On a high desert plateau in the west of Peru are a spectacular series of massive geoglyphs known as the…

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