The Certainty of Doubt


WC admits to difficulties in being polite and tolerant towards Christianists. They not only have imprisoned themselves in intellectual chains; they vehemently insist on wrapping everyone, everywhere in those same chains. WC suspects it is hard to break free of those self-imposed chains. Jessica Misener, writing in Buzzfeed, decribes [A] swelling doubt about the faith I’d…

Wandering Tattler, St. Paul Island, Pribilof Islands, Alaska

That Would Be Tattling


Yes, there really is a bird called the Wandering Tattler. For some years, it has been a nemesis bird for WC: one WC really wanted to photograph but the bird itself seemed uninterested in the experience. WC understands his readers aren’t as excited about birds and photography as WC can be sometimes. We’ll get back to…

Huffin’ and Puffin


One of the pleasures of birding rocky coastlines is puffins. The comical looking Puffin family are among the great delights of a birding obsession. WC, as some of you have doubtless concluded, has been birding. In fact, WC has been birding on St. Paul Island, part of the Pribilof Islands, in the middle of the…

Red-legged Kittiwake, St. Paul Island, Pribilof Islands, Alaska

Bor-ing


WC was pretty excited to photograph a Red-legged Kittiwake yesterday. There’s certainly no mystery how the species got its name, or confusing it with its close cousin, the Black-legged Kittiwake. But the Kittiwake’s reaction? A truly epic yawn. The 300mm lens looks clear back to the bird’s uvula. If Kittiwakes had tonsils, you’d see them.…