Other Animals

This blog is at risk of becoming Simon’s Pygmy Owl blog, but this is the time of year when they are relatively easy to find and they are a great bird! My birding day started with the Maridalen bird but he was sat quite high up and soon flew to other side of a large
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Finally found time to edit part of the many images I took during my trip to Brazil. In this batch I will post the better photos I took in the Pantanal. I did try to document as many species as possible, but many of these photos aren’t worthy of blogging. All photos are on my
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American Redstart. Photo: Tom Warren/Audubon Photography Awards NEW YORK – As winter migration ends this season in the United States, the National Audubon Society announces the launch of the Central Andes Birding Trail in Colombia, where hundreds of North American migratory bird species like Canada Warblers, Cerulean Warblers and Semipalmated Sandpipers are settling into their wintering
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This is about yet another exciting encounter with a Tiger at the beautiful Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan. The Tiger walked along the dry stream bed and emerged, as predicted, into the clearing in the exact location as predicted by our driver. And we were waiting there all set to capture his majestic stroll on
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Whilst birding the Jebal Hamrah pivot irrigation fields recently with Phil Roberts, Phil located a Bimaculated LarkMelanocorypha bimaculateon the stony area aroud the pivot field. The bird was on the edge of the field in with a group of Lesser and Greater Short-toed Larks, but flew almost immediately. We moved to where it had landed
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Towards the end of November the weather was settled with easterly winds and dry conditions.I discovered that a local barn owl was coming out and hunting early afternoon on a regular basis.I visited half a dozen times and was rewarded with some great opportunities for the camera.The earliest the owl came out was around 1.30pm.I
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Bald Eagle. Photo: Robert Bailey/Audubon Photography Awards Washington, D.C. (December 15, 2018) “Secretary Zinke’s job was to balance development interests with protecting public lands and wildlife. He got it half right, taking care of special interests at the expense of conservation. The investigations he’s facing also suggest he didn’t know the difference between right and
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Conservationists are expressing some serious disappointment over the Trump administration’s decision not to ban deadly devices otherwise known as M-44s, or “cyanide bombs,” despite their brutality, sickening death toll and the risks they continue to pose. These devices are spring-activated bait traps placed in the ground that are loaded with sodium cyanide, which is ejected
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The Maya Forest, the largest tropical rainforest north of the Amazon Basin, stretches across northern Guatemala, southern Mexico, and much of Belize. The region is peppered with ancient ruins, including Tikal, a ceremonial center with magnificent temples, pyramids, palaces, and public squares. Surrounded by lush jungle, Tikal now receives hundreds of thousands of tourists from
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Throughout history, there has been no lack of extraordinary tales of extreme determination against overwhelming odds. Some of them are history book worthy. And while there are many more stories of bravery that fill the all the pages of life’s book, none of them are less memorable than the other. This particularly heartwarming tale involves
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Northern Bobwhite. Photo: Carole Wiley/Audubon Photography Awards WASHINGTON – “This Farm Bill is a huge win for birds and it gives us real tools to work together on clean water and places birds need while increasing productivity for farmers and ranchers across the country,” said David O’Neill, Chief Conservation Officer for National Audubon Society. “We are
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The most pertinent issue in the modern world is the state in which we are leaving the planet we live on and the damage we’re doing to it. Since the Industrial Revolution, the vast need to grow, to harvest, to exploit, for economic and social gain has resulted in the world being left in a
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