According to Wikipedia, “The Taveta weaver (Ploceus castaneiceps), also known as the Taveta golden weaver, is a species of bird in the weaver family, Ploceidae. It is found on the African Savannah in Kenya and Tanzania. The name of the bird comes from the unique markings/coloration of the bird, as well as how these birds weave intricate nests.”
Another 5 hours on Ainsdale beach looking at waders, gulls and terns. More birds today with at least 10,000 waders – mostly Dunlin and Sanderling, but the earlier start meant a lot more Knot and Barwits. Lots of them still in their brick red breeding finery – why do so many waders have that as their breeding colour – must be a reason?
A nice juv Common Tern was feeding on the tide line – I like to think that it was one of the Preston dock birds making its first foray on to the open water.
Another colour ringed Sanderling – this time a Dutch rung bird.
The sea pushed the waders in and they were concentrated into one large group.
I picked out an adult Curlew Sand – a different bird to yesterday as this one was more uniformly red, but I couldn’t get a picture. The birds…
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Some video games are more relaxing than others. Feather is one of the ones that really channels the verb “relax” and throws in some birds and lots of pretty colours. Can’t go wrong with that, eh?
From indie devs Samurai Punk in Melbourne, it launched in April 2019 and is available on Steam and the Nintendo Switch.
Recent graduates Nicholas McDonnell and Winston Tang formed the studio whilst studying in 2013. They helpfully explain on the official website, “Samurai Punk is a Melbourne-based studio that loves to make cool shit for you.” Thanks, guys!
Despite the use of a swear there, Feather is a deeply serene indie game about exploration. It’s a cut back premise – you become a bird, fly around, and wallow in the Zen.
As a viewing experience it’s also entertaining. Something to have on in the background, eh?
But this is a video game, too. As…
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