Blue tit slow motion video

Total Eclipse March 8 & 9

Natural History Wanderings

National Geographic has an article on “How to See the Total Solar Eclipse, No Matter Where You Are”

Lucky skywatchers in Southeast Asia get a rare front-row seat to a total eclipse on March 8 and 9, and Pacific islanders will see a still-dazzling partial eclipse. But the rest of the world doesn’t have to miss out: If you can’t hop a plane to the middle of the Pacific Ocean, you can watch it live online, right here.

Read more and  see links at How to See the Total Solar Eclipse, No Matter Where You Are

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Early Spring patch magic

Hethersett Birdlife

In the last post I identified that there is still a lot of winter birding to enjoy whilst celebrating a bit of Spring. Today I got a brief opportunity to check the West Hethersett Loop and the weather was definitely Wintery with North winds and frequent showers. Whilst I waited for the worst of the winter down pour to pass I checked out the water meadows and fields either side of Market Lane. I was rewarded with a splendid grey heron in full breeding plumage. I had to do a double take as it was very white from a distance and might have been the great white egret which has been frequenting Bowthorpe marshes for the last couple of weeks. It was not to be but nice to see and it was in company with some greylag geese . Next on my warm car journey was a flock of thrushes. I…

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Holler Feathers & Their Kruger Kin~

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(African Red Winged Starling).
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Holler birdies (Purple Finch)

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are curious (Black Phoebe)
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and friendly (White Headed Sparrow).
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But their African cousins (Cape Glossy Starling)
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have that African ‘vibe’ (Southern Ostrich).
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Like no other birdies (Blacksmith Lapwing)
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anywhere else (Pied Kingfisher)
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alive (African Fish Eagle)!

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Cheers to you from our world of amazing birds (Baleteur Eagle)~

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