Sketches of green woodpecker by C.F. Tunnicliffe via Cortijada los Gazquez.
Image via Alladale Wilderness Reserve, Sutherland, Scotland.
(A cover of the Neil Young song recorded live for Bernard Lenoir on France Inter, 16th September 1991. The rest of the session is over at A jumped-up pantry boy.)
Plate from Extinct birds : an attempt to unite in one volume a short account of those birds which have become extinct in historical times : that is, within the last six or seven hundred years : to which are added a few which still exist, but are on the verge of extinction. By Lionel Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild. London, Hutchinson, 1907. Via Wikimedia Commons.
- (top): Foudia bruante =? Foudia delloni by George Edward Lodge.
- (bottom left): Necropsar rodericanus (erroneous reconstruction based on “N. leguati”) by John Gerrard Keulemans.
- (bottom right): Necropsar leguati = Cinclocerthia gutturalis (albinistic specimen, wings and tail discoloured in captivity) by John Gerrard Keulemans.
Where would many birds be without trees? And where also would we? In celebration of this particular tree, recently saved from the axe, Robert Pollard’s Guided By Voices.
And this seems the perfect moment to point you in the direction of The Great British tree biography.
Photo of Scots pine by awildslimalien.
- Blue jay
- Grey wagtail
- Red kite
- Song thrush