Today I am asking you to do me a favour and simply click through to a more ambitious piece. This is the third collaboration with Ebenezer Baldwin Bowles of CornDancer.com
It a photo essay on the Red-flanked Bluetail, Tarsiger cyanurus. As with previous works I provide the photos and the skeleton of the narrative. Eb transmogrifies my raw material into the polished end result. Of course it means that any errors are down to me and me alone. Eb adds the icing on the cake. He finds wonderful historical references and illustrations. In the process of the research for this piece we have both enjoyed greatly reading the work of Henry E. Dresser. There is also a good lesson here, namely that we ignore to our own loss the old works, which were based on field observations and personal research rather than many of today’s pieces which are built substantially on photographic excellence. They can happily co-exist and the old works please as much as the most modern field guide. So here is the link and I hope you will enjoy the result.