Taking flight / by Mario Mirabile

The male Superb Fairywren is glorious bird in its breeding plumage. Unless you're very lucky, they're hard to get close to, prone to taking flight at any moment.

Like them, I'll be taking flight in a couple of days (I know, I know, a terrible segue....). - I'm off to Italy and Ireland with Trish. We'll be gone 5 weeks, but don't despair, I hope to be posting regularly while we're away. We'll be arriving in Venice,  where we'll be spending the first few days.  I'll post a picture of a gondola so you'll know we've arrived.