Tag Archives: Birds

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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Should Cats Be Culled?

The Week has summarised this subject in an interesting article from various sources on both sides of the pond, giving both sides of the argument. http://api.app.theweek.co.uk/editions/uk.co.dennis.theweek.single.issue1093/data/64410_9eb86a38446fe2346dacac3875632851/web.html Different countries have different viewpoints about cats. The ferals of Australia are a serious … Continue reading

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White-capped Bunting – rarity in Kazakhstan

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Black-bellied Sand-grouse in Flight

Kazakhstan July 2016

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Red Knots – The Dilemma

I received this request from Audubon begging for money to help the Red Knot. A worthy cause, but it’s equally as important to make the situation more widely known too. “The 20,000-mile migration of the Red Knot — a sandpiper … Continue reading

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Homing Instinct in Birds – How do they do it?

National Geographic looks at the strange case of the homing pigeon that went missing for 5 years! It was released in Nantes and along with a large number of other homers it simply disappeared. This interesting article gives a probable … Continue reading

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Unbelievable Sparrowhawks!

How do Sparrowhawks fly and hunt like this? And how do humans capture it on video like this? Two more of nature’s mysteries…

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