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Ghosts of Airshows Past 4 - Gone But Not Forgotten

This post/series is something I have not revisited since the 2014 advent run but I thought it would be good fun to take a trip down memory lane and remember a few warbirds that have now departed for foreign shores. 460 fler ord

Warbird Stories


Outside, dusk, snow falls
such a harsh, sublime beauty
ten jack snipe fly by


Snipe and Woodcock - Sport and Conservation, Colin McKelvie, 1996

The sounds of snipe. From the light “chip, chip, chip” of one snipe calling to another, to the “scaip, scaip” cry and beating of wings heard on the flush, what authors sometimes poetically suggest the snipe flushed is crying out “escape!   509 fler ord


Ernest Hemingway - a Quote for the Day

Readers of Hemingway who hunt are likely to have read ”The Green Hills of Africa”.  In this book is a wonderful, fun and almost carefree description of a side duck hunting trip with his second wife, Pauline, and encountering snipe as incidental bag: 141 fler ord



Here’s a few photos from the last couple of weeks.

Lincoln’s Sparrow at Palo Duro Canyon.

Pied-billed Grebe on a foggy morning at Lake Meredith. 43 fler ord


The Marvellous Captain Manby

Some time ago I was offered the opportunity to take part in the lunchtime talks programme at Time and Tide in Great Yarmouth, and when asked to come up with a subject for my talk there was only ever really one choice. 425 fler ord

Snipe in the Art of Arthur Burdett Frost

I apologize for being away from this blog for so long.  The past year started out with good intentions and turned into a rather poor year for snipe here. 188 fler ord