Birds and Elephants

During the crazy times of flooding in Bangkok, our family decided to spend some time in higher ground and what could it be better than Khao Yai, with the National Park of the same name which is a World’s Heritage Site from Unesco and a paradise of wildlife and with my good friend Guide A, […]

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A Shortie Winter

The winter of 2011-2012 has been a phenomenal year for Short-Eared Owls across Britain, but its been especially good in my home counties of Northumberland and North Tyneside. Back in October, one of Northumberland’s hotspot sites, Preswick Carr, was already boasting at least 8 birds, attracting a huge number of local birders, wildlife enthusiasts, and […]

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My small contribution to Yellowhammer population preservation

For my first publication, after reading the post about the Yellowhammer some days before, I want to explain you my work for the conservation and reconstruction of a Emberiza citrinella – Yellowhammer’s new population in my country. This male bird population disappeared in winter near totally the 30 past years due to the cut of […]

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Juvenile Pied-billed Grebe in morning light

Pied-billed Grebe juvenile

These juvenile Pied-billed Grebes (Podilymbus podiceps) images were created at Farmington Bay Wildlife Management Area, just to the north of Salt Lake City, Utah. This is a hatch year Pied-billed Grebe and it still shows some of the camouflage that the immature birds have to help them hide from predators. This bird is in the […]

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Wispiness of White ~ Ghostly Robin

I was very excited to see this white (partially albino) robin in the crabapple orchard here at Flower Hill Farm about a month ago. I did see it a few more times over a couple of weeks but have not seen it since. It was a lucky sighting, as only one robin in 30,000 is […]

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American Black Duck

The male American Black Duck, Anas rubripes, has a dark body and light head, orange-red legs, unblemished yellowish bill, and a black-bordered blue speculum — the brightly colored patch of feathers on the wing. The black duck in the photos is locally famous among birdwatchers in Brooklyn, New York, for pairing with a female Mallard, […]

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Pesticides Hit Queen Bee Numbers

Some of the world’s most commonly used pesticides are killing bees by damaging their ability to navigate and reducing numbers of queens, research suggests. Scientific groups in the UK and France studied the effects of neonicotinoids, which are used in more than 100 nations on farm crops and in gardens. The UK team found the […]

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Studies Show Outdoor Cats Are Popular Prey for Coyotes

American Bird Conservancy (ABC), the leading bird conservation organization in the United States, advises that as coyotes continue to move into and around large cities such as New York, Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C., Detroit, Los Angeles, and others, owners of cats should think twice before letting their pet roam free outdoors. Studies show that outdoor […]

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Brighter Future for Endangered Yellowhammers (Emberiza citrinella)

Europe’s largest wildlife conservation charity, the RSPB Northern Ireland, announced the return of the yellowhammer to Co Down. A five-year study has demonstrated that agri-environment farming schemes to benefit wildlife have been very effective in bringing back this bird from the brink. The yellowhammer, a distinctive lemon-yellow bird, famed for its ‘a-little-bit-of-bread-and-no-cheese’ song, has been […]

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