Nature Watch

Spotting the moon bird

April 14 2018

Expectation turned increasingly into forlorn hope and ultimately disappointment as the soft light of dusk was eventually extinguished by the dark cloak of night.

Nature Watch

A dusk encounter with the woodcock

May 7 2016

Standing in the diminishing light of dusk by an avenue of pines, I see the woodcock heading towards me, skimming low over the treetops on flickering owl-like wings and uttering strange croaks and intermittent hissy chirps.