Category Archives: Stuff

Trying To Show Sympathy

This poor hunter is being victimised… Apparently, according to this article in The Press & Journal (Aberdeen), this poor chap has been prevented from enjoying his lifelong bird-slaughtering-for-fun relaxation by saboteurs in the form of birdwatchers at a Moray Scotland … Continue reading

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Hilarious Winners of the First Annual ‘Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards’

Silver Runner Up, William Richardson / Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Check them out here courtesy of This Is Colossal

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White-capped Bunting – rarity in Kazakhstan

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Long Distance Travellers

Do they get jet lag, I wonder? This BBC article is short but informative, explaining about long distance birds (Sooty Shearwaters and the champions – Arctic Terns), Elephant Seals, butterflies (Monarchs of course) and salmon. The fascinating aspect for me … Continue reading

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Martens to curb grey squirrels in UK?

I saw this interesting article in The Week recently “Britain’s red squirrels have been in decline ever since grey squirrels was introduced from North America in the 1870s – but now research suggests they could be saved by another threatened … Continue reading

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Springtime in Kazakhstan

The deluge of rain has made a huge difference this year in our SE corner of Kazakhstan. The land explodes with life in a myriad of colours, particularly lush green and gorgeous red hues of poppy. The rains will peter … Continue reading

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Attenborough’s Top Ten

The Guardian has published a top ten of Attenborough’s video shorts, selected by Stephen Moss, wildlife television producer, to celebrate the great man’s 90th year. Well worth watching! http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/shortcuts/2016/may/04/attenborough-90-wildlife-legend-top-10-tv-moments

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