Our Wedding Birds

As I mentioned in my 2017: The Rebloggening post, I recently got married to my longtime partner Ellie. We had an absolutely amazing day and it was so great being able to share it with all our family and friends. But it wouldn’t have truly been my ideal wedding without the inclusion of my favourite … More Our Wedding Birds

The Great Commonwealth Bird Fight: Round 4 – Lightweight

After three rounds, England stands in the lead with a solid ONE victory, and two ties with Australia.  But enough about the past, let’s move on to the next category! Weighing in around 200-250g, we have England’s entry for the lightweight category – the Northern lapwing! A Wonderful Wader The Northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), also … More The Great Commonwealth Bird Fight: Round 4 – Lightweight

The Great Commonwealth Bird Fight: Round 2 – Bantamweight

Winner of Round 1: Firecrest! With over 69% of the vote, England’s flyweight champion takes the first crown! Thanks to everyone that voted! Right, on to Round 2! This time, we’ve moved up to the bantamweight category (5-20g). There are plenty of eligible contenders for this round but after careful consideration, please welcome the European … More The Great Commonwealth Bird Fight: Round 2 – Bantamweight

Capybara & Chips: When Taxonomy & Lent Collide

Anyone familiar with the Christian tradition of Lent, which is the six weeks leading up to Easter Sunday, may know of the associated ritual fasting and abstinence, especially from eating meat. Traditionally, all healthy Catholics between their 14th birthday until death are required to abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and each … More Capybara & Chips: When Taxonomy & Lent Collide

The Great Commonwealth Bird Fight: Round 1 – Flyweight

  Steph Jones over at Zoologist Jones recently challenged me, and the rest of merry old  England, to an Australia vs. England avian showdown. The idea is that hopefully we will be able to highlight some of our representative nation’s greatest bird species, as well as adding a little fuel to the commonwealth rivalry fire. … More The Great Commonwealth Bird Fight: Round 1 – Flyweight