I love birds. It's just birders I have a problem with. I can't seem to empathise with their ardour, focus, totally singular concentration -- and total lack of 'come on now, crack a smile!'
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Serendipity does sometimes smile upon me, and it did a few months ago when I was on a tossing, rolling tin motorboat on the roiling South Pacific off the Austral island of Rurutu in French Polynesia, looking for whales.
Bird of Paradise is a story of Raquel Cepeda's relationship with her father, which is difficult and complex, beautiful and inspiring.
Although all birds have feathers, some flaunt it better than others! These feathers, which are likely used to attract mates, come in all shapes, size...
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