Friday, January 13, 2012

Critically Endangered Birds

If you do not already know of this Facebook page, then take a look: Critically Endangered Birds. Excellent and important stuff from my Swedish pal Erik.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Tracks and Signs

Yes, I know I post a lot of stuff on woodpeckers, but there is another subject that fascinates me... tracking. Being out and about birding one sees all kinds of tracks and signs left by animals. Some of them stare you in the face, others need searching for. Anyway, I have a blog on this subject, too, with photos of my own and those of friends. If you have any snaps you'd like to contribute, then please send them to me. Take a look: TRACKS & SIGNS.

Monday, January 2, 2012

British and American names

Went out today, around the Kiskunsag region, with 2 guys from the USA. First up were 17 Great Bustards, great views in good light. Later a couple of Rough-legged Buzzards (Rough-legged Hawks to the Americans), a few superb male Hen Harriers (Northern Harriers to the Americans), then Great Grey Shrikes (Northern Shrikes to the Americans), Great White Egrets (Great Egrets to the Americans) and so on. What did Churchill say? Two nations separated by a common language?