These strangely beguiling amphibious fish are fascinating for reasons that are hard to spell out.
The call is plaintive, at times, sometimes rising in excitement, persistent enough to be an integral part of the twilight hours.
Nose twitching, tail thumping, he could have been in a wild hunt through snowy woods or a puppyhood memory that we’d accuse him of being unable to form.
Republicans must protect their national bird, and its homeland, against the dishonour and greed of Trump.
The wildcat is once again under threat, and some observers estimate that there are just 35 pure specimens left.
That combination of long stillness with moments of extraordinary speed and precision.
The avian magicians spend months at sea, never touching land and taking only a moment’s rest now and then.
Man has always tried to make music that sounds like birdsong. Now, composer Erland Cooper has succeeded.
Training an animal, Pavlov-style, to do human-designed tricks is one thing, but to have it come, voluntarily, to music practice is quite another.
Frightened, I shook my head. “Of course you do,” he grinned, opening the sack.