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

Stonechat

I’ve seen Stonechats in Devon. They’re a bird I didn’t see as a child so they always appear exotic to me. It’s …

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

Robin of the day

It wasn’t known that female Robins sing until less than 100 years ago. Male scientists seem to have assumed that they didn’t. …

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

Wren

The light is clear and bright when I see a Wren appear. I love how its shadow looks. I always imagine Wrens …

Kestrel and Mouse - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

The Kestrel and the mouse

There’s a Kestrel at the top of the tree here in Parco della Caffarella. It’s quite a distance away, so we get …

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

White Wagtails

White Wagtails are fascinating birds. In the UK we call our darker sub-species the Pied Wagtail. Even though it’s a common bird …

Monk Parakeet - Caffarella - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Monk Parakeets

Noisy, bright, squawking and quarrelsome, it’s me again. No, it’s the Monk Parakeets of Rome: Aren’t they handsome? I wonder what their …

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

Lui Piccolo

We’re at the Parco della Caffarella in Rome. It’s a sprawling urban park with grass closely cropped by the escaped rabbits which …

Black Redstart - Caffarella - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Black Redstarts

Black Redstarts are rare in the UK. Here in Parco della Caffarella in Rome they are everywhere. They’re the equivalent of Robins …

Black Redstart - Caffarella - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Black Redstart and blue skies

There’s a Black Redstart in the park here in Italy. I’m at Parco della Caffarella for the afternoon and finding the Black …