Mediterranean Chameleon

He’s back! Our Mediterranean Chameleon that visits our garden casually strolled across the grass as I was working outside yesterday. He looked up at me and walked slowly up to my leg. Amazed, I stared talking to him like some mad man. I then picked him up to see how he was and saw that […]

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2 Days in Nairobi (Day 2)

OK, long time between blogs but been busy, busy, busy…… been travelling including Pakistan, no chance to go photographing birds though unfortunately! Karachi must hold the biggest population of Black Kite in the world. Literally thousands rise into the late afternoon skies. Anyway I digress this is a little account of my 2nd day in […]

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Stop Apache Alaska from Launching Airgun Attack on Cook Inlet’s Endangered Beluga Whales

Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas) photo by Brian J. Skerry The Beluga Whale, commonly called the White Whale, is a marine mammal living in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic areas of the world. From a conservation perspective, the beluga is considered “near threatened” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature; however the subpopulation from the Cook […]

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Hookers Sealion, Whakahao. Phocarctos hookeri

Hookers Sealion Southern New Zealand is home to the worlds most endangered sealion. Most live at two locations on the Auckland Islands, 200 miles south of Stewart Island. But there is a small but significant population including breeding females on the Otago coast from Dunedin south to the Catlins coast. And at Port Pegasus on […]

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House Sparrows Taking Over Cliff Swallow Nests

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) Male photos by Larry Jordan Just the mention of the House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) in the world of Bluebird nest monitoring sends shivers down the back of some trail monitors, and rightfully so. There is plenty of documentation of House Sparrows attacking Bluebirds and other cavity nesting species, killing both young […]

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Black Backed Gull, Karoro, Larus dominicanus

Black Backed Gull. Apart from heavy forest I doubt there are many places in New Zealand without a Black Backed Gull somewhere nearby. I grew up on a sheep farm, and without doubt these adaptable gulls were our biggest single pest. Preying on any cast sheep and on just born lambs. In both cases targeting […]

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