With Animal Tracker, you can follow the movements of wild animals all over the world that are being tracked in near-real time! These movements are collected by tiny GPS tags carried by the animals and are stored at Movebank, a free online infrastructure used by hundreds of researchers to manage, share, analyze, and archive animal […]
A new atlas of 1,300 maps shows the patterns of distribution, abundance and change among 296 bird species in Britain and Ireland. The Bird Atlas 2007-11 is a partnership between British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), Scottish Ornithologists’ Club and Birdwatch Ireland and involved the work of more than 40,000 volunteers over four years. BTO used […]
A barnacle goose who failed to turn up at his overwintering grounds at WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre in Scotland has turned up safe and well – a record 900 miles further south in Spain! It’s the furthest south that a barnacle goose has ever been recorded. The goose had migrated safely for six years running […]
Seven Bewick’s swans made it through the major storm sweeping Britain and completed their migration from the arctic to WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre in Gloucestershire just as the worst of the violent weather hit. Migrating birds are facing 80mph southeasterly winds in their faces as they make the 2,500 mile journey in a south east […]
The UK’s nature reserves act as ‘ecological welcome mats’ to new species, according to scientists. Since the 1960s, there has been a natural influx of wetland bird species from continental Europe. Species such as whooper swans, Cetti’s warblers and little egrets have used the nature reserves to colonise new areas of the UK, found the […]
När man är ute och rör på sig så ser man många djur men kanske inte alltid på det fotoavstånd man vill och man kanske inte har med sig de brännvidder (objektiv) som man önskar, men man vill ändå dokumentera det man ser. Här lite bilder som tillkommit senaste veckan och då bara på det […]
Ett sångsvanspar har övervintrat i en liten damm och väntar på att våren skall öppna deras häckplats som är 6-7 km från dammen , jag ser dem från mitt jobb när de kontrollerar isläget på häckplatsen.
Lake Eola also has several Whooper Swans. These swans are native to Europe, but here they are in Orlando, FL. They resemble Trumpeter and Tundra Swans to me, but with much more yellow on the bill. These birds can way over 25 pounds, making them one of the world’s heaviest flying birds.