Jun 162017
 
Mongolia - 12th May (Day 5) - Dalanzadgad and Gurvan Saikhan National Park

After some early morning birding around the guest house at Dalanzadgad which produced much the same as yesterday including Isabelline Shrike,Pallas’s Bunting, Red-throated Thrush and Long-toed Stint we packed our bags and headed into the Gurvan Saikhan National Park around 45 minutes away.       Citrine Wagtail- Gurvan Saikhan National Park Isabelline Shrike – […]

Jul 272016
 
Disappearing Nightingales

Taking photos of Common Nightingales can be tricky but flight shots are pretty rare and I was really pleased to capture a sequence of photos set on 1/2500th of a second of such a bird in ‘hovermode’, something that to me at least is a pretty rare sight. During the breeding season and with young […]

May 072014
 
Chris Packham cuckoo reveals migration secrets

A cuckoo wearing a solar-powered satellite-tracked tag is the first to provide UK scientists with migration data for three years running. Having flown more than 45,000 miles Chris, named after wildlife presenter Chris Packham, revealed overwintering in Angola for the first time. The four-year-old returned to the Norfolk/Suffolk border on Friday, said the British Trust […]

Nov 262013
 
Review: Bird Sense: What it’s Like to be a Bird, by Tim Birkhead

Who’d be a bird anyway? Chickens have bi-focal vision: one eye for the close-up work of pecking seed; one for the fox on the horizon or the hawk in the sky. Peregrine falcons don’t swoop directly on prey – as the crow flies, to coin a phrase – but in a wide arc, using the […]

Hedge Accentor Prunella modularis

 
Hedge Accentor Prunella modularis

The Dunnock, Prunella modularis, is a small passerine bird found throughout temperate Europe and into Asia. It is a resident in the milder west and south of its range, but as an insectivore, must migrate south from the colder parts of its range. Factsheet: Hedge Accentor Prunella modularis (LC)