NEWS DIGEST 30.01.2021: Rare rainbows, rare birds, much excitement

Today’s news is brought to you via Facebook. Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper is wowing skywatchers with a article accompanied by beautiful images of the Moon surrounded by a ‘celestial rainbow’ – a ring of colours. The high-quality and detailed photographs … Continue reading NEWS DIGEST 30.01.2021: Rare rainbows, rare birds, much excitement

PIGEON JON: The Twitter vermin with attitude!

The pigeon – a humble bird, a symbol of world peace, favoured pet of boxer Mike Tyson, and the scourge of statues and old buildings everywhere.  If you happen to live in a decent-sized urban area, you cannot escape the hordes of grey, whirring birds as they flutter from one pavement to another, often leaving behind liberal doses of brown-and-white kack in their wake. Over hundreds of years, the itinerant members of Family Columbidae have become synonymous with city life. The Italian canal city of Venice is believed to have to world’s highest density of feral (wild) pigeons with three … Continue reading PIGEON JON: The Twitter vermin with attitude!