Category Archives: Birds

Nature Crossword – Araucarian Word Ladder

Long time since I posted a crossword here! So, this isn’t just any old crossword. This is based on a format originally invented by Araucaria* which I absolutely love: the word ladder crossword. Rules are fairly simple: Each answer is … Continue reading

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Hyperlocal Everyday Nature – Business Birding in Niederrad

I work in a big office building in Niederrad, the business district of Frankfurt. It’s not residential at all, and to many people it’s probably one of the most lifeless places in the city. Nothing opens on weekends. Before the … Continue reading

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Urban birdwatching in Frankfurt — Urbane Vogelbeobachtung in Frankfurt-am-Main

If you follow me on social media, I’ve probably been driving you mad recently with lots of bird pictures. Lots and lots of bird pictures. In order to have them all in the same place – and not just have … Continue reading

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German Reading Project – Die Tribute Von Panem by Suzanne Collins, Chapter 3

It looks like I’m getting through these fast but actually I’m just ploughing through because I owed like three chapters after getting back from Amsterdam… Favourite word: Der Spotttölpel: Mockingjay. Bonus trivia! OK, this isn’t a real word, but whatever! … Continue reading

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Google Search Q&A 6

It’s been a long time since we did this, and the boring reason why is that Google now encrypts its search engine referrals (officially for privacy reasons, but it will still show you search terms for paid search adverts…) But … Continue reading

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Google Search Q&A 4 – A beginner’s guide to set theory

According to our site stats, almost two thirds of visitors to our site are looking for information on sparrows. Don’t believe me? Here is a graph of the search strings that have found our site, grouped by whether or not … Continue reading

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For Christmas, we got a bird camera (Brinno BirdWatchCam if you want to know), and we set it up in eager anticipation of lovely bird pictures. Sadly, being the height of winter, we got no photos before a sudden cold … Continue reading

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Google Search Q&A 3

Time to stick my hand into the lucky dip of our incoming Google Searches once more and see what comes to the top… difference between dove and sparrow what is the difference between a dove and a sparrow whats the … Continue reading

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Google Search Q&A 2

A few months ago, Dove wrote a post for one poor hapless soul who ended up on our blog after searching for “is sparrow and dove same thing?” Since then, we’ve had people find our site using “is a sparrow … Continue reading

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Google Search Q&A – “is sparrow and dove same thing?”

I sincerely hope this is the first of many. Before all that, though, check out mine and Charlotte of Sherbet and Sparkles‘s review of Frankfurt bubble tea purveyor Nom Nom! So down to business. Spuggy informed me that when he … Continue reading

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