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Just revisiting the work of nature writer Richard Mabey, and in particular his radio essay The Scientist and The Romantic. He is so precise with his prose, and many of his exquisite descriptions of birds and their songs have stuck in my mind over the years. I am looking for something here; perhaps it is his emphasis of ‘exactness’ that is relevant to Portland. I am not sure. (The picture is a still from a short ‘video drawing’ I made a couple of years ago, entitled ‘Birdsong’, which is itself made from recorded birdsong.)