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White Wagtail - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Living on crumbs

Along the River Tiber in Rome there are many bridges. Under some of them, on the east side of the old city, …

Cormorant on the Tiber - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Cormorants on the Tiber

Walking along the Tiber in Rome there are two waterfront boulevards. On one side it is beautiful, clean, well-lit, marked with a …

Heron on lungotevere - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Heron on the Tiber

A Heron on a bridge over the River Tiber stands as still as an Ancient Roman statue.

Razorbill - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Razorbills

Looking back at my photographs from 2017 I come across some which I haven’t posted. They are Razorbills. They nest along the …

Bridled Guillemot - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Bridled Guillemot

Looking back at my photographs from Westray in 2017 I’m struck by this beautiful Bridled Guillemot. It’s a Guillemot, Uria aalge, but …

Chewing Sheep - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Cud

The sheep on Westray are hardy beasts. Here’s one with a white face doing what a sheep does best; chew:

Driftwood - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Driftwood

There are precious few trees on Westray. Wood for buildings was a scarce material and driftwood was always salvaged by Islanders and …

Common Seal - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Too much for dinner

The seals on Westray always look in such good condition when I see them: I’m hoping that’s because the seas are clean …

Beachy Head - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Life

Life is precious. One of the most emotional experiences for me in 2017 was a visit to Beachy Head. I was there …

Pleurotus ostreatus - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Oyster-of-the-Woods

Winter is still a productive season for wild food if you know where to look. Out on Dartmoor, along the River Teign …

Flammulina velutipes - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Velvet shank

Would you expect the Japanese workers who grow Enokitake mushrooms to have lower rates of cancer deaths than the general population? That’s …

Hygrocybe punicea - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Crimson Waxcaps

Waxcaps live in unimproved grassland. That means they are often only found in graveyards as the rest of the grassland environment has …