Tag Archives: Wildlife

Isolation Antidotes (37): Too Much Independence?

Here we are, on the 4th of July, the US Independence Day, and for the first time in many years, we are not at our cabin in the north woods to celebrate it. But we are well and safe and … Continue reading

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Menagerie Monday: The Talented Tui

In the text of my post the other day (here) featuring the cheeky little Silvereyes, I mentioned that the other native bird that we love to see visiting and feeding on the blossoms of our abutilon is the tui (Prosthemadera … Continue reading

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Menagerie Monday: Barnacle Bay

All of us are very fond of exploring the coasts, beaches, and bays around New Zealand, and we’ve found that one needn’t go very far to find some really interesting ones. Castor Bay is one of these, on Auckland’s North Shore, … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday: Black Swans

I returned a few days ago from a week of fishing for trout in Lake Otamangakau, in the Taupo District of New Zealand’s North Island. It was a success in many ways, and I was delighted to find many beautiful … Continue reading

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For the Birds–Again

I have written about Muriwai Regional Park several times before, and it holds a very special fascination for me. It contains a magnificent beach on the western shore of the North Island, in the Waitakere Ranges, a little less than … Continue reading

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Silly Saturday: Shortcut

There’s a shortcut, they said. Just take our word for it, they said. You’ll be fine, they said.

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Silly Saturday: Bad Feather Day

Why didn’t you tell me you turned up the heat on your blow dryer, Dearest?

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Menagerie Monday (4): Lobos de Mar

My blogging buddy Steve Schwartzman did a post on California’s Point Lobos the other day, in which he mentioned a colony of seals on an island in his photo. They were likely California sea lions (Zalophus californianus), and I was … Continue reading

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Menagerie Monday (3)

I visited an old friend in Toronto, Ontario (Canada) in May 2005 and he showed me some of his favorite places in the area. One of these was Coronation Park, on western shore of Lake Ontario, from which one has … Continue reading

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Menagerie Monday (1)

Having been rather subtly called to task after I published a couple of photos recently, under the category of Melancholy Monday, which didn’t seem to live up to the adjective, I have decided to inaugurate a new category. As I … Continue reading

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