Chipping Sparrow at Central Winds Park

When I moved to Florida I was very new to birding, and I knew next to nothing about sparrows. I remember going to take our dog Ella to a dog park. I didn’t know at the time that right next to this dog park was the best place to find warblers in Seminole County, Central […]

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VOTE for the Best Photo of the Week 28 Feb 2015

Welcome to the “Best Photo of the Week” competition showcasing and celebrating the biodiversity of Planet Earth. This week’s featured image: Ringed Kingfisher (Megaceryle torquata) perched on a branch in Ecuador by Glenn Bartley Voting is easy and lots of fun. First click an image and browse through the slideshow. Then select the three images you […]

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Video: Sea Eagles: Britain’s Big Wildlife Revival

Directed and shot this film about the Sea Eagle with Iolo Williams on the Isle of Mull. I also produced the rest of the show – including the rest of this film looking at the UK coast. Featuring Ellie Harrison swimming with seals off the Farne Isles. This video was first published by Sam Bailey […]

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Four arrested for allegedly attempting to export 150 native animals to Europe

Four men are in custody in Perth accused of attempting to export more than 150 native animals from Western Australia. The men were arrested at Perth international airport earlier this month after customs was tipped off by postal workers who noticed something amiss in packages sent from destinations including Carnarvon, Tom Price and Geraldton. All […]

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42 pangolins rescued, then sold to restaurants

On February 1st, local police seized 42 live Sunda pangolins (Manis javanica) from poachers and handed them over to forest rangers in Vietnam’s northern province of Bac Ninh. While the poachers were slapped with a fine, the rangers turned around and sold the live pangolins to local restaurants for a reported $56 a kilo, netting […]

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Red Knot at Daytona Beach Shores

Daytona Beach Shores is a great place to go to see gulls in the winter time in Florida. About an hour before sundown, they fly in and land along the coastline by the tens of thousands. My father and I went to see Thayer and Iceland Gulls that have been seen there frequently. We picked […]

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Inaguan Lyretail: Scientists Unveil New Species of Hummingbird

According to a group of ornithologists led by Dr Christopher James Clark of the University of California, Riverside, the two subspecies of a hummingbird known as the Bahama Woodstar actually represent distinct species. The Bahama Woodstar (Calliphlox evelynae) is a member of the North American branch of the bee hummingbird group Mellisugini. This bird is […]

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Joined for a Drink

This year has been a whirlwind thus far and my photo processing has taken a serious back seat between a new role at work, continuous family commitments and other random things. I found time tonight to take a quick peek at some of my photos from our safari to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in December […]

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Poll: Should the illegal trapping of birds in Cyprus be stopped?

At roughly 250 km long by 100 km wide, Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean and is used as a crucial stopover site by migrating birds during their sea crossings. The volume of migration there is actually quite incredible with millions of songbirds, waterfowl and birds of prey passing through twice a year. With such […]

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Authorities catch kingpin responsible for killing 20 rhinos

With the aid of Interpol, authorities have arrested the leader of a rhino poaching gang responsible for killing 20 Indian rhinoceros in Nepal. Last month, authorities nabbed Raj Kumar Praja in Malaysia where he had been evading capture for two years. Kumar was already evicted of 15 poaching incidents in absentia and sentenced to 15 […]

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