There’s a new bird feeder in town. The squirrels are not impressed. It has a spring mechanism that closes the feed ports when something heavy sits on it. I wonder if they’ll work a way around the
frustration…The small birds are happy though.
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I have added I, Scallop to Fine Art America. Before I clam up for the remainder of 2017, here is a nice article; I might have mentioned it before? Anyways: Muscular mechanics and the ontogeny of swimming in scallops, by S J Gould. I don’t understand it all, but have a soft spot for scallops, though no desire to consume adductor muscles.
I have made some scrappy window decals to ward the birds against the windows. They look pretty against the light.
An own XMas present:
The cats are happy with the light balls and the ginormous box they came in.
I am at last watching The Handmaid’s Tale TV series: so good.
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I wondered what the blue jay was hiding so carefully: a peanut! The wind and rain have stowed some small, pale blue, and milky white eggs on the lawn…robins’s? The trillium flowers are not quite there yet.
I promised a tiger picture! Here is the cub that chased the wild boar that got away. Mum was hiding in the long grass; resting in the heat of the day, only the tips of her ears, a playful paw and the swish of a tail somewhat visible. The carcass of a less fortunate boar was also lying prone, a treepie showing interest in it had her swat at the bird lazily.
My favourite peacock picture.
I already miss my uttapam breakfasts.
I saw but a tiny part of India, full of contrasts. It has much to offer. Of course, we were fortunate to have a good guide, and stay in excellent accommodation. But I have grown little brain hooks now, and news about India will be digested with new insight.
What’s my name?
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Ranthambore Tiger Reserve has more than just tigers! We saw wild boar, sambar, chital (spotted deer), Nilgai (blue bull), and many different birds, including peacock, lapwing, snake bird, stork, woodpecker, cowpie… There are sloth bear, wild dog, hyena and other more nocturnal animals that we didn’t see in the few days we had available.
I’ll save my tiger shots for Friday…
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