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23
Sep
18

Residents, visitors and other beings extraordinaire! 5

“There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.” – Robert Lynd

Over the years as ‘development’ takes place, many bird species have disappeared from this place. The woodpecker is not seen any more and the Barbet that once nested here can just be heard intermittently.

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10
Aug
18

Residents, visitors and other beings extraordinaire! 4

“In order to see birds it is necessary to become part of the silence.” – Robert Lynd

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14
Jul
18

Residents, visitors and other beings extraordinaire! 3

“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 birds or faces that surprise me.” –  Siegfried Woldhek

The more I gave birds and other creatures ‘a good look’ and moved away from their spectacular markings, colours and behaviour; the further I found myself concentrating on their bodies and limbs.

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