• Island Life
  • Part of the Silence

    According to Irish writer Robert Lynd, “In order to see birds it is necessary to become part of the silence.” Having walked the earth for well over a decade alongside the children I put here, this silence, in this last decade-plus, has been about as likely as an uninterrupted glass of wine, a short chapter […]

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  • Birds Live and on Location

    “Even the dullest bird or face becomes interesting when you give it a good look in the wild/flesh. The way the shadow drops across the cheek, the light hits an eyebrow, etc….there are many more angles, positions, etc. than you can ever imagine. My heart always makes a little jump when I see things in […]

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  • Seeking Successive Autumns?

    Our bird from last week has returned twice now, each time staying longer than the time before. The last time, I stood a mere five feet away and took pictures while he watched, sizing me up. Even when LCB and the neighbors showed up and my flash went rogue, he remained. I think he’s an […]