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 […]

Jun 232017
Should dolphins and orcas be kept in captivity?

Animal advocates have been arguing for years that Lolita, the lone orca at the Miami Seaquarium, has spent decades living in a tank that’s far too small for her. While the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has historically maintained it’s legal, it looks like the agency might be changing its tune. Lolita was once a […]

Jun 222017
Loro maitaca (Scaly-headed parrot) Pionus maximiliani

Durante una de las excursiones a la Fazenda San Francisco en cercanías de Bonito / MS Brasil Luis Krause pudo fotografiar a este Loro maitaca luego de un abundante chaparrón. Pueden verlo en las fotos con el plumaje mojado alimentándose de las semillas de un árbol al costado de uno de los caminos internos de […]

Jun 222017
POLL: Should the trafficking of Pangolins be stopped?

If during the past decade you’d wanted to see a scaly creature about the size of a house cat with a long skinny tongue for slurping up ants, California’s San Diego Zoo was the place to go in the U.S. Baba the pangolin arrived there in 2007 after wildlife officials intercepted him in an illegal […]