Author Archives: Grumpy

Green Woodpecker

I was watching several species of birds on my feeders this morning when, wow! Picus viridis, aka the green woodpecker, alighted on my lawn and stayed for quite a while. Over 21 species visit my garden on a regular basis, … Continue reading

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New Winter tick

A new winter tick! I always thought that the Blackcap (Sylvia Atricapilla) was a summer visitor to the UK. But lo and behold a male blackcap was on my feeders this morning, a definite ID. Perhaps they want to migrate … Continue reading

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Internet Addiction

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Jamal Khashoggi

So much noise and furore regarding the disappearance and alleged murder of one man, namely Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. All this at a time when many thousands of innocent people are being killed in Yemen  on … Continue reading

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Denial

Why are all political parties in the UK and in Europe, and civic leaders at every level, in denial regarding the threat to our values of freedom of expression, democracy and rule of law. I’m referring of course to what … Continue reading

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Disparity

There are approximately 15 million Jews, worldwide.                                                                 As … Continue reading

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Antisemitism

Questions were being asked about Jeremy Corbyn’s visit to a Palestinian graveyard in Tunisia, after claims that photographs showed him holding a wreath near the graves of those responsible for the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. … Continue reading

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