Other Animals

Joyce and I stayed with friends for a week in Chesterfield, Derbyshire and although not at all a bird or photographic week I, as usual managed to get away once or twice or find something while out and about. ( or cunningly suggesting somewhere to go that I thought might be good for seeing some
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I think I have taken more images of Great Crested Grebes over the years than any other bird. Now that I am able to get about more I have been able to visit locations where I have previously enjoyed looking at and photographing grebes. It is that time of the year when they perform their
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This is just so typical of wildlife photography! Two cock Pheasants were on the lawn having a right go at each other in the garden of the house I was working on a couple of weeks ago. This was something I’d wanted to photograph for a long time but I was unable to get any
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Science and medical technology have made vast improvements over the last decade. Human lives have been changed for the better as our understanding of how the body works increases and better tools are developed to help implement new and innovative discoveries. There is no doubt that advancing medical technology increases our own life spans immeasurably.
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Yesterday I teamed up with Jonathan and Re’a to take part in Global Big Day. Our plan was to record as many species as possible, and also to connect with some specialties that are less likely to get recorded elsewhere. We did not plan our route too carefully, as this was not a competition but
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Whilst driving to Judah and Jebal Hamrah we came across two Lesser Kestrels perched on fence wires in the very early morning. This was the first time I have seen the species in Jebal Hamrah. Lesser Kestrel is an uncommon passage migrant to the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia that migrates in small flocks. They
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The Endangered Species Act is one of the most effective pieces of legislation in the United States. Roughly 99 percent of the species protected under the act have been saved from extinction — preserving biodiversity even as relentless development into animals’ natural habitats continues. Unfortunately, the Trump administration has unleashed a full broadside into the
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Birds are movers. Many embark on incredible, high-risk journeys to complete their lifecycles, from the 60-hour non-stop flights of the Blackpoll Warbler to the Pacific Ocean-crossing Bar-tailed Godwit. But while some species are winging it to another continent, other birds raise their young, find food, and escape bad weather by moving down or up in altitude. This
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Thomas Lovejoy at the 2019 Environmental Leader Awards Benefit in Greenwich, Connecticut. Photo: Luke Franke/Audubon When Thomas Lovejoy traveled to the Amazon as a young biologist in 1965, massive highways, farms, and ranches had hardly yet crisscrossed the jungle. Stunned by the rainforest’s riches (and by the colorful manakins—his favorite birds), he later coined the concept
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From the get-go, the Trump administration’s campaign to vastly increase offshore drilling has fought stiff headwinds. Coastal governors and lawmakers from both major political parties pushed back hard against the draft five-year leasing plan the Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued at the beginning of 2018, which proposed to open more than 90
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