A long sought after recording - Duet of legendary musicians Pt Mallikarjun Mansur & Vidwan Doreswamy Iyengar
Plenty of birds can be seen at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore. This one is the Great Egret (Ardea alba), seen striding through the water on 3 March, 2019.
Local Status: Uncommon migrant
On iNaturalist [ https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/20905988 ]
Latest musical discovery: Veldwerck
Bird choir plus blackmetal drums (!!)
Two weeks ago, we helped rescue an injured juvenile swan, which led to the incredible picture below.
Yesterday, the local bird shelter told us that the bird had died not long after the ambulance brought it there. It had probably been hit by traffic and its sternum was broken.
RIP young swan
About 3am New Year's Day, a man in a town some 50km away shot a flare from his back garden in lieu of a firework. The fire drifted towards the mountain, landed in the dry summer grass, and started a fire that's still burning today and has traveled to a point on the mountain about 3km away from our town. Along the way, it's burned through a national botanical reserve.
We went for a walk this evening, and drove past the beach at sunset, with the smoke blowing in front of the sun. #photography
TIL The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On is available on YT:
Image from page 230 of "Annual report of the Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture of the State of Michigan .." (1862-)
I teach history and maths, play a lot of banjo and drums, and am a terrible but enthusiastic birdwatcher. Also #MeFite. He/him
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