Author Archives: starrywazzoh

About starrywazzoh

I'm a birder in Western Europe (UK, France & Spain) and Central Asia, with occasional visits elsewhere. Birding is my principal hobby and I dedicate as much time around work and other commitments.

A Sussex farm where nature runs wild

I saw this excerpt in The Week recently. It is a great illustration of what can be done with forethought and careful management. I would love and plan to visit when the opportunity arises. Buy the book – I have: … Continue reading

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Smart Animals

Courtesy of National Geographic, this article discusses smart (or smarter) North American animals. Learn to live together or perish! https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/09/behavior-nuisance-intelligence-raccoons-urban-wildlife-animals/?cmpid=org=ngp::mc=crm-email::src=ngp::cmp=editorial::add=inside_20180917::rid=703007513

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The Beauty of Nature

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Tough Bird, Tough Luck

This young Golden Eagle takes on more than it can manage this time. Amazing that no damage was done to the bird other than an empty belly – and maybe damaged pride!

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Nightingale in Full Song

A European treasure. Come to SE Kazakhstan to enjoy this common spring visitor in full song. After breeding, the song disappears and is replaced by a call that is a mere hint of it’s pre-breeding euphony. Hard to see, this … Continue reading

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Bullfinch Mimicry

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05k2xc8/player Stunning video of mimicry by european Bullfinches, revealed on BBC Radio 4 The Life Science, prepared by Tim Birkhead, who wrote the wonderfully compelling well-written, entertaining and easy-to-read “Bird Sense – What It’s Like To Be A Bird”

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Acceptable Hunting

This is hunting I can understand and accept:  

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