Monthly Archives: July 2020

Falcons of Oran

Despite the pollution, our cliffside area of Oran is pretty well populated with falcons. Our ID skills are a a little shaky, but there are at least three species. Easily the most common and familiar is the kestrel; its tendency … Continue reading

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Nice arse!

Wheatears are a group of birds which I never noticed until we started spending time around the Middle East/Mediterranean. The most important thing to know about them is, of course, that “wheatear” is in fact a corruption of the original … Continue reading

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Reading List 13

A productive 55 books read in these six months, thanks to plague and unemployment! Short stories Real Time World +2 — Christopher PriestPublic Library — Ali SmithQissat: Short Stories by Palestinian Women — Jo Glanville (ed.)Beacons — Gregory Norminton (ed.)The … Continue reading

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