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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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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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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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