Hawk Talk

    Walking  and being in nature helps us, it is refreshing and sometimes we experience mystical things , connections with Gaia and her children, the animals . Depending on the context or purpose of course, we don’t have to go out  tracking wild animals to appreciate their beauty it is respectful to accept that …

The Monkey Wrench

The words “Monkey Wrench” kept repeating in my mind, last December ,I knew it was a tool. I asked a friend of  mine who works in construction what  a”Monkey Wrench is used for. He  said this:  “The monkey wrench was originally used for repair work on steam locomotives in the U.S .by mobile mechanics. The …

Bright Star-Bellatrix

Bellatrix is a most beautiful and enchanting Barn Owl, she is an Ambassador for owls and helps the conservationist association the Hawk & Owl Trust in England. Her keeper is a well known conservationist and broadcaster  Chris Sperring, who is dedicated to his work and most knowledgeable about owls. He and Bellatrix  teach people including …

Birds Eye View- Peregrines

  Reproduced  by kind permission of the Hawk & Owl Trust   The  Peregrine Falcon,  Falco- peregrinus  is the  swiftest animal  on Earth  ,though wind speeds and the length of the descent will vary in every  situation Peregrines can achieve speeds of over 300 kph  ( 200 mph ) when descending from the sky after …

The Urban Parrot

My friend and I met Maxi the Urban Parrot perched on the shoulder of his owner in a  pleasant street in West London. Twas  late summer and Maxi and his owner were  relaxing together. The parrot seemed very content and rather sophisticated. It is such a blessing for animals like Maxi to find loving homes …

Sun Workers

Everything is  connected there is an  implicate order to all things as described by the late quantum physicist  David Bohm and there is a  link between quantum physics and metaphysics. Our life  here on  Earth  is not  confined to the arid and mechanistic . If we want  a better world it must  start with ourselves, clearing up our …