Name: Albie the albatross. Age: It’s not known how old Albie is, but albatrosses can live for more than 70 years. Appearance: A bit like a big gull, to be honest. The black-browed albatross is medium-sized – for an albatross – which is pretty damn big compared with most birds. Wingspan can reach 250cm. Guess […]
The last surviving golden eagle in Wales was shot, it has been revealed. The dead bird was found by a walker on a mountainside this summer, after it had survived around 12 years in the country. A post mortem listed the bird’s death as systemic Aspergillosis, a fungal infection, but X-rays released after a Freedom […]
Today was eBird’s October Global Big Day. For me it was a day full of family commitments, so all I managed to do is a good and intensive morning session. I birded Tal Shachar and Tsor’a area, mostly solo but I joined some other birders there for short periods. The big September push is gone, […]
This Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) never lost sight of his prey even as a sudden gust of wind caused an extreme 180 degree correction in his final flight path. Photo taken at Kafue River, Zambia.
There are 17 acres of open land in the Hollywood Hills that provide a crucial corridor for wildlife like mountain lions, bobcats and deer. But, as I wrote in October 2015, that land was in danger of being subdivided into a housing development with four mansions, destroying the corridor. This would be devastating for local […]
I have a lot of catching up to do, after several wifi-less days in Kaziranga NP, Assam. Our first day in the reserve was incredible. The weather was good, the birds were active and we just saw so many birds. Our guide, Rofikul, did a great job and our daily score was over 170 species! […]
There can never be too many eagles, right? The comeback of northern Europe’s largest bird of prey could challenge that notion. Some scientists are worried that the white-tailed, or sea, eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), which has recovered from near-extinction in the 1980s, poses a new threat to other at-risk birds. There are now as many as […]
Watching a giant eagle streak out of the sky to capture a rogue drone is undeniably cool. A story has been sweeping the Internet about how the Dutch National Police are training eagles to be a new avian air force that will protect us from evil flying robots. The idea that eagles could be turned […]