Tag Archives: Ornithology

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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Mother Nature’s Delicate Balance

This BBC article says: Conservationists believe they have identified the cause of a decline in numbers of a rare duck. In the UK, common scoters breed at only a few locations in the Flow Country of Caithness and Sutherland and … Continue reading

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Unbelievable Swifts

From Beijing to Cape Town: a remarkable trip using the latest geolocator technology.  A SWIFT annual round trip from the Summer Palace to Table Mountain.  Amazing ornithology, amazing birds. http://www.birdguides.com/webzine/article.asp?a=5047

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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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Soaring high

Where the air is sweet! Bar-headed geese: Highest bird migration tracked http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30799436

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RSPB saving the Hen Harrier

This is something that I have been supporting for a while. Habitat is being diminished in UK: – by habitat loss – by self-interest groups managing land for such high-value business purposes such as Grouse shooting and – by raptor … Continue reading

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