Sunday, February 28, 2016

The New Peter Principle

I decided to officially cut the "Trump" out of my name. So for the rest of the year, please call me the Peter Swan.

Trumpeter Swan

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Is Pigwidgeon a little owl or a Little Owl?

Capitalization makes a difference.  Is Pigwidgeon a European Scops-Owl, as depicted by Mary Grandpre, or a Little Owl? J.K.Rowling described him as a “little owl,” but unless she consistently capitalized bird species names, we can’t be sure. Little Owls do not have the feather tufts that scops owls do.