Category Archives: Birds and Birding

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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New York New York My Kind of Considerate Town

The state of New York is to turn off non-essential lights in state-run buildings to help birds navigate their migratory routes in spring and autumn. Check it out here

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Ospreys

One of my favourite Osprey videos: Enjoy! Ospreys

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Parental Guidance Video Secures Conviction

Goshawk killer gets prison Posted on: 13 Jan 2015 Conservationists have welcomed the first-ever prison sentence for killing a bird of prey, as gamekeeper George Mutch was convicted at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday. George Mutch – a gamekeeper working on … Continue reading

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Where do all the Ivories Go? Long time passing

Mysterious Ivory Gulls Sea ice crucial to annual movement patterns of Canadian Ivory Gulls http://www.birdguides.com/webzine/article.asp?a=4795

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Vultures in Southern Asia

This article on recovery of vulture numbers in India appeared in BIRDGUIDES website. BIRDGUIDES issues a great free weekly newsletter covering UK and world bird issues. Still concerns to be addressed.  A total ban of the vulture-toxic veterinary drug diclofenac … Continue reading

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