Jan 17th by Ian under Miscellaneous

Increasingly as you get older comments and situations make you react. Maybe because years of experience (of living) personal opinions can be formed, usually in a grumpy old man form. Well I'm not grumpy RE this, how often have you heard "they behaved like animals" in regard to a human situation? Well surprise surprise, we are animals, we are part of the animal kingdom, animals with backbones (includes politicians) is our phylum. Below is how the zoologists have sorted it out. Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: cordota class: mammalia order: primata family: hominidae Genus: Homo Species: sapien Thanks above to wikipedia answers,…

Dec 29th by Ian under Miscellaneous

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Started reading about the study of the Peregrine Falcon in Greenland, well the book is from the seventies and is about environmental effects of DDT and other organochlorides. Set me wondering 30 or more years on if we can do something equally stupid to the environment but not recognise it at the time, for it's potential harm. One on which the jury is still out. I cannot include the whole world, who knows what China does, when I worked in Hong Kong I passed streams that ran red, then next day blue and fragrance bay was better known for a…

Dec 26th by Ian under Miscellaneous

p1020611p10206101I like simple devices that work, my sometimes erudite son who made this site, got me a logmaker for Christmas. This if you have a woodburner or open fire will re-cycle waste paper and other burnable waste, into logs. well log shaped compressed paper etc. I have been raiding the paper re-cycling bin after the crimble present paper was used up. I made seven logs from wrapping paper! very pretty they were. I recommend this product, one hitch is you have to have a fire going first then add the "logs", I failed to start a fire with logmaker logs…

Dec 1st by Ian under Miscellaneous

My daughter Rachel is a curious mixture of the town and the country, her country side produced a book for my birthday I was unaware off, wildlife detective. This is a book I always thought was the province of an early influence on bringing me back to my core interests in birds, Bob McMillian. Back to the book, brilliant, a door opener into the upholders of our law, as with any crime a reflection on humanity pushing the boundaries to suit themselves. Alan Stewart's book is a fantasitic read for anyone interested in wildlife, particularly if you live in Perth…

Nov 21st by Ian under Miscellaneous

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Well I thought this was a different and fairly original gift. Thats right its your very own blog where you can write to your hearts content. It could be 'the' blog for construction and bird watching informationĀ and anything else you care to write about. Blogging is actually quite fun!…
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