Monday, January 26, 2015

Nature Notes: Snow Day


There are three hours between the photos. The first snow this winter that actually stayed around.


The backyard at Mr Ook's flat. The wood pigeons hog the place under the feeder, sometimes there are six of them, and they chase away any other bird that tries to forage there. They are too big to reach the feeder itself, but the tits and finches who feed there throw enough on the ground for them.


Two days later, all the snow is gone already. I would have liked the world to stay white a bit longer.

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Nature Notes: Sunset


Sunset in Hamburg, after a beautiful, but cold day.

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Nature Notes: Rhinoceros Iguana


A Rhinoceros Iguana at the Wilhelma in Stuttgart. These iguanas are massive animals, males can weigh up to nine kilograms. They feed mostly on plants, but will take the occasional insect or even carrion. There are only about 15,000 of them left in the wild. More about them on


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