‘The warblers were not relying on environmental cues:? the changes in their behaviour were prompted by an internal clock consisting of two fundamental rhythms.? Circadian rhythms, corresponding to the twenty-four-hour cycle of the Earth’s rotation on its...
‘If you cut the forest down, you are being mean to birds. Sometimes people pour oil in the sea, that makes animals ill.’ (Lily Wild)
You can tell how high the wind is by how still the birds hang. (Rt Rev Rowan Williams)
‘..for a moment it was as if we were travelling across the middle of a page, with whiteness and black markings all around us, and geese lifting off the snow like letters coming unstuck.’ (William Fiennes, The Snow Geese)
‘It was as if I existed between two poles, the known and the new, and found myself drawn alternately from one to the other.’ (William Fiennes, ‘The Snow Geese’)
‘A study of the Great Malady; horror of home.’ Baudelaire, Journaux Intimes