Bird Identification – Merlin

The “Pigeon Hawk” or Merlin Introduction: It was the early 1950’s when I became familiar with Redhouse Wood near Moor Monkton, York. I know the period because I was still collecting birds’ eggs and trading them at primary school. The hobby was outlawed in Britain […]

Larkspur Book Club: #1Beartown Review

Review of Beartown by Fredrik  Backman   This review was prepared late 2017 after the book was discussed by my Larkspur Book Club to which I belong. It’s an excellent read. The author writes a fascinating, character-driven story, phenomenally well structured, carefully researched, and generally […]

Welcome to my Blog

Thank you for visiting my author Blog page. If you have time, tarry awhile, and maybe you will find something of interest. The theme is books and birds . I include reports on books I have read with my Larkspur Book Club and recommend, and […]

Personal Experience Researching Ancestral Family Trees

  I happened to be out at dinner with some friends a few nights ago. My host is busy researching her family’s genealogy and has already learned that her parents’ names originate in and around London and in Ireland. She now wishes to move to […]