This blog is the ongoing tale of one tea-dependent Englishman’s experience of wild birds and the wider natural world. I aim to take the scenic route, via a considered – hence the title – and somewhat philosophical approach, whilst remaining, I hope, both readable and entertaining. As a result most pieces of writing (this introduction included) you find here will significantly exceed the contemporary standard of 140 characters. I am also on twitter, though: give me a follow! (@hatbirder)
I live near Reading, Berkshire, in the obscure parish of Ruscombe, and most of my explorations – and thus blogging – occur hereabouts. Increasingly I’m confined to the university campus where I work as a teaching assistant and research student – not such a bad thing as it’s an award winning greenspace teeming with interesting wildlife. However, since my wife Rebecca is from the USA I do tend to find myself Stateside once or twice a year, and the blog generally follows me. In fact I usually manage to make more time for writing whilst I’m away.
I’m glad you found me at Considering Birds. Please grab a cup of tea, make yourself comfortable, and stay a while.
Incidentally, whilst I don’t as a rule take great photographs I’m happy for them to be reused elsewhere, should you for some reason wish to, and provided you clearly acknowledge the source (i.e. a nice link to this blog would be lovely). But please do ask me first. I’m very unlikely to say no.