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  • Paradise found

    It is easy to combine the two at most any holiday resort in Costa Rica. It was our second trip there and already we want to go back for more. The ...

  • Birds reveal signs of spring

    We all know every kind of snowstorm is possible and likely to happen in March, but the days are getting noticeably longer and sunny days are ...

  • Birds reveal signs of spring

    We all know every kind of snowstorm is possible and likely to happen in March, but the days are getting noticeably longer and sunny days are ...

  • Glorious winter eiders

    Eiders are an extremely durable duck, able to withstand heavy winter seas and cold winds. The drakes are strikingly attractive in their canvas ...

  • Two birds dressed in black

    Most of you are also aware there is another black bird similar to a crow called a raven. But when is a crow a crow and not a raven? This question ...

  • When luck is with you

    Last Saturday was one of those days. It was the first nice day on a weekend in some time. The company was good, with Ken Knowles at the wheel of ...

  • The purple sandpipers of Cape Spear

    Everyone likes the grey jay. These exceptionally friendly, inquisitive birds are grey and white with a touch of black. Low-key dressers, to say ...

  • The pine warbler of Bowring Park

    A pine warbler is a summer bird. Normally it would be no closer than the northeastern United States in the summer and in the winter it favours ...

  • A bird’s gotta eat

    Let’s just say the forecast was correct with the snow squall warnings for the southern Avalon Peninsula. Being out in the harsh winter weather ...

  • Celebrity woodpecker sightings

    There is no doubt the woods are at a low point of the cycle for wild food. The lack of cones means there is a scarcity of food for the seed ...