Thursday, March 31, 2011


Some of the local Great Tits Parus major are still coming to the peanuts.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The amphibians emerge

It is warm enough now for amphibians to emerge from their wintering sites. They are on the move, calling, and breeding will soon be underway. I came across this European Tree Frog Hyla arborea yesterday in the Kiskunsag region, Hungary.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Another sneak preview

Here is another design for the cover of my Black Woodpecker monograph. I am not sure yet which photo will actually grace the cover, several options are still be considered. Looks like it is going to be on sale at a good price, too.. just 19 Euro, about 26 USD!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Woke up this morning to the song of a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla in the garden. This first birds of the year have arrived back. Welcome. I managed to get a recording, too. Listen here.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Black Woodpecker Monograph: an up-date

I promised to keep you up-dated. Well those nice folks at Lynx Edicions in Barcelona have just informed me that the galley proofs for my Black Woodpecker monograph will soon be with me. It seems that everything is on schedule for publication this July... 

Monday, March 14, 2011

Spring sounds

Right! The sun is shining and the birds are calling, singing, drumming... the recording equipment is out ! 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

All Sorts Going On...

I am busy now, as it's still winter (just about), writing and doing the dreaded admin stuff... but spring is definitely in the air and the woodpeckers are drumming and a few birds singing. My next trip, which I am preparing for right now, will be to Croatia in early April... no fool. Though the photo here from last year's trip shows what might await me.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Snow... again!

It's back! Again! The snow. Winter will just not go away. Anyway, as I said a short while ago, at least the animal tracks are visible when snow is on the ground. Here's the hoof-print of a Red Deer.