life list

sunday, 25 june 2017

birders are a broad community, captivated by the flight and fancy of feathered creatures and enchanted by their complex song. The number of bird varieties is endless yet we rarely are aware of their presence and beauty in the city. And often take them for granted in the countryside.

I have come to birding late – which is probably not all that uncommon given my superficial observation of the average age of the demographic. It differs greatly from the temptation to capture images of these winged apparitions on digital film. Instead, you are called to observe this family of creatures and observe their nuanced behaviour and features. It challenges the power of observation.

Sometimes you can observe the intimate parenting of juveniles or the love shared between lifelong mates. Sometimes, it is a fleeting glance of a silhouette passing out of view.

Here is my local backyard list – both literally and the surrounding area which includes jaunts to the local parks in the city with Kali, mere kilometres from our home. Started arbitrarily but a reminder of the wonder of wonders that awaits us, if we take the time..

wednesday, 21 june 2017

tuesday, 11 october 2016

saturday, 1 october 2016

sunday, 17 april 2016

thursday, 7 april 2016

sunday, 30 august 2015

thursday, 4 june 2015

friday, 8 may 2015

wednesday, 6 may 2015

wednesday, 15 april 2015

thursday, 19 march 2015

monday, 8 december 2014

wednesday, 22 october 2014

monday, 20 october 2014

tuesday, 14 october 2014

tuesday, 7 october 2014

friday, 3 october 2014

thursday, 2 october 2014

sunday, 28 september 2014

friday, 26 september 2014

thursday, 25 september 2014

wednesday, 24 september 2014

thursday, 11 september 2014

wednesday, 10 september 2014

tuesday, 9 september 2014

monday, 8 september 2014

sunday, 7 september 2014

saturday, 30 august 2014

sunday, 17 august 2014

saturday, 9 august 2014

friday, 8 august 2014

tuesday, 5 august 2014

monday, 4 august 2014

saturday, 2 august 2014

wednesday, 30 july 2014

friday, 25 july 2014

wednesday, 23 july 2014

thursday, 17 july 2014

monday, 14 july 2014

friday, 11 july 2014

sunday, 6 july 2014

thursday, 3 july 2014

monday, 30 june 2014

sunday, 29 june 2014

saturday, 28 june 2014

friday, 27 june 2014

thursday, 26 june 2014

wednesday, 25 june 2014

monday, 23 june 2014

sunday, 22 june 2014

saturday, 21 june 2014

───  patricia, 1948-2016

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