A List of Some Facts

Here are some facts. Today I am angry. I share these sentiments with many around the world. It is not a new anger. It has been festering for a long time. Here is another fact. Today the United States has elected someone who believes climate change cannot exist because if it does it will negatively impact businesses.


Out of Frame, Out of Mind

While I wasn't planning on posting today, apparently it is World Photography Day, and what is a blog for if not to honor obscure days named in celebration of hobbies, often with even more obscure purpose. This is a (somewhat accidentally) experimental photograph - it is a fight between a drongo and a black kite,… Continue reading Out of Frame, Out of Mind

Like the Wings of Birds

An as-yet-unidentified raptor (which I would very much appreciate identification of) hovers in the sky over the Pyrenees - one of the many we saw. This raptor in particular was spotted along with some four or five others, that, by the time we stopped the car and got out, had coasted on the thermals too… Continue reading Like the Wings of Birds

Eagle of the Estates

Recently the Singapore birding community had a series of heart attacks when a migrant Crested Serpent Eagle arrived in the Japanese Gardens. I, at the time, was not present to see it - I was in the coffee estates of Coorg, a district in Karnataka. From afar, I thumbed my nose at them: here, these… Continue reading Eagle of the Estates


Singapore Quarry seemes to come out of nowhere: one moment you're lost in the steamy rainforest of Dairy Farm Nautre Reserve, the next you're confronted with a vast lake and sheer, scarred cliffs. It used to be the site of a granite quarry that devastated the wildlife of a once diverse area; now abandoned, the… Continue reading Quarried