Jun 292017
 
Results of the Best Photo of the Week Ended 24 Jun 2017

We are delighted to announce the results of our latest photo competition. Kerry Singleton wins First Prize for her brilliant capture “Cow and New Calf”. Sherry Shepardson is awarded Second Prize for her outstanding image “Safe with Mom”. Third Prize goes to Reima Rönkkö with “Forever Yours”.   See detailed results below: (click on thumbnails […]

Jun 292017
 
POLL: Should wildlife-killing "cyanide bombs" be banned?

Just weeks ago, a teenager in Idaho almost lost his life and had to watch helplessly as his dog died in front of him. That senseless tragedy was a result of the government’s war on wildlife, with its continued use of deadly devices — otherwise known as M-44s, or “cyanide bombs.” Unfortunately, and worryingly, the […]

Jun 282017
 
POLL: Should Mozambique's wildlife park be funded by trophy hunting?

Call it Noah’s Ark on lorries. Dozens of trucks rolled over the Zimbabwe savanna carrying elephants, giraffe, African buffalo, zebras, and numerous other large iconic mammals. Driving more than 600km of dusty roadway, the trucks will deliver their wild loads to a new home: Zinave national park in Mozambique. The animals are a donation from […]

Jun 272017
 
Turtle Dove at Titchwell

The venue for todays trip was Titchwell RSPB. In the car park we watched a single Turtle Dove as it called and spent some time picking grit from the car park gravel. These birds are becoming scarce as they run the gauntlet of the gun on the way back from Africa and then have to […]

Jun 272017
 
POLL: Should the use of wild animals in circuses be banned?

Animal advocates are celebrating progress in an effort to ban wild and exotic animals in New York City circuses, but the measure still needs support. The New York City Council is currently considering a bill introduced by council members Rosie Mendez and Corey Johnson that would ban dozens of species of “wild or exotic animals […]

Jun 262017
 
Mongolia - 16th May (Day 9) - Ikht Bogd Uul and to Kholboolj Lakes near to Jinst

After a good nights sleep in our tents beside Orog Lake we had an earlier breakfast at 06:30 overlooking the lake with its breeding colony of Spoonbill and Grey Heron and to the sound of booming Bittern and singing Asian Short-toed Lark. After loading the car we headed up the valley behind the campsite and […]

Jun 262017
 
Female Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)

The Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) is a small passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the Thrush family (Turdidae), but is now more generally considered to be an Old World flycatcher (Muscicapidae). It is a widespread breeder in south and central Europe, and winters in southern Europe or north Africa. (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_redstart) […]

Jun 262017
 
Bald Eagle Adopts Baby Hawk Instead of Eating Him

In the wild, bald eagles and red-tailed hawks are natural-born enemies, frequently fighting each other to the death – with larger bald eagles typically winning those bloody battles. That’s why it’s so amazing that instead of serving her offspring a 4-week-old red-tailed hawk she may have snatched, a bald eagle in British Columbia has literally […]

Jun 252017
 
Rayadito (Thorn-tailed Rayadito) Aphrastura spinicauda

El rayadito (Aphrastura spinicauda) es una especie de ave passeriforme de la familia Furnariidae. Se distribuye en Chile y Argentina, como también en las islas Malvinas, islas Georgias del Sur y Sandwich del Sur. Sus hábitats se encuentran es bosques templados, y montes secos, en tierras áridas con matorrales, desde 0 hasta los 1200 metros […]

Jun 252017
 
POLL: Should the cruel sport of bullfighting be banned?

A Spanish bullfighter died after he tripped in the ring and was gored by the bull in south-western France, according to media reports. Ivan Fandino, 36, was taken to hospital, but later died from his injuries, Spanish news agency EFE reported, citing sources close to the Basque matador’s entourage. Fandino stumbled during a fight in […]

Jun 242017
 
Zorzal patagónico (Austral Thrush) Turdus falcklandii

Segunda entrada para el blog del Zorzal patagónico con estas fotografías que obtuvo Luis Lugo en Bariloche/Río Negro durante sus vacaciones el día Jueves 2 de Febrero pasado En el Lago Moreno, circuito chico/ Bahía López en la base del Cerro López. Hay que variar un poco de paisajes/especies/ambientes/provincias para no aburrir en el blog […]