Tag Archives: Raptors

Dubai World Record Eagle Flight

Still on the subject of bird senses in my recent blog Homing Instinct in Birds – How do they do it? this follows a White-tailed Eagle’s spotting success as it is launched from the top of the Burj Khalifa, at … 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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Natural v. Artificial Flight

I’m not a great fan of wild animals in captivity, dependent on us humans to survive, unless to protect a dying species. However, this video is rather entertaining, if only for the flight close-ups of this wonderful creature. ID please!

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Great Birding This Week – Again

Another winter day out north of Almaty Kazakhstan. Beautiful sunny weather rising to +4C (It’s unseasonably +16C today in Almaty). Spring is arriving early this year here in Central Asia as elsewhere in the Northern Hemisphere. 41 Sightings with an … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland

Headed out this week (1st week of Feb 2016) into the wonderful winter landscape N of Almaty Kazakhstan.  Great birding – 32 species including eagles, winter ducks and a few LBJs Full list: 80 Whooper Swan 2 Ruddy Shelduck 100s … Continue reading

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Raptorfest

This week, I visited a favourite birding spot near to Almaty and what I discovered blew my mind.  Hundreds of eagles, lots of Steppe Eagles but mostly White-tailed Eagles – the most I have ever seen in one place.  Most … Continue reading

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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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