Birding Namibia

Ruff Namibia, with the second least dense human population (after Mongolia), sits on the southwest side of Africa, just above South Africa. I have been fortunate enough to visit this country twice in the last 14 months and of course took some time to birdwatch. Nambia is not particularly known…

Beware, Seagulls

Just today I received an email from a reported at a British newspaper in Yorkshire, England, asking if I knew anything about babies (human babies) being attacked by seagulls. No, I hadn't, so I looked it up. Couldn't find any information on baby attacks, but I read about others. One…

Singing for Fun

[caption id="attachment_9301" align="alignleft" width="300"] European Starling in Breeding Plumage[/caption] In 1889 a religious book emphasized the spur provided by the possession of a song. This notion matched the quotation under examination: A bird sings because it has a song and must sing it. In 1902 a column in “The Brooklyn…