Monthly Archives: February 2016


Today we went for a wander along the Morava, which was very deep and fast after the wet winter. The reeds have not started growing back yet, which together with the many flooded areas has transformed the landscape. The cormorants … Continue reading

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The History of the Highland Clearances

The latest book which I’ve had posted on Project Gutenberg is The History of the Highland Clearances, by Alexander Mackenzie. This was published in 1914, revised from a first edition of 1883; besides Mr Mackenzie’s own accounts, there are pieces … Continue reading

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Kestrel couple

Something interesting on TV in D├║bravka today: a kestrel couple (female on the left), hopefully about to start producing little kestrels….  

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