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Birdsong drifted from the woods. Our canoe was loaded. We shoved off into the slough, its waters murky with red-clay runoff from recent rains. The two of us stood at the edge of the slough in the early morning sunlight. The day had dawned perfectly ...Read more
Most fellow diners have already gone when we rug up for the miserable temperature outside - not that it feels cold now that we have a belly full of comfort food. We agree to read Sebastian Faulks' Birdsong in time for our next dinner.Read more
Bird surveys can be labour extensive and often need willing volunteers who are not just prepared to sit it out for a few hours but are also skilled enough to recognise the birds or their bird songs. This means trying to keep and up to date record of ...Read more
The birdsong is occasionally interrupted by the sound of ships' horns from the adjacent Aegean Sea. There are no cars and no people. Eight years on from 2004, Athens' Olympic Park is abandoned, overgrown, closed to the public.Read more