Other Animals

Today I worked with NPA marine rangers on seabird identification near Ashkelon. There were no proper seabirds around, so we made do with gull identification. Can’t get any better than that. We spent a bit of time inside Ashkelon NP, then checked for some gull rafts inside the coal depot. At one secluded spot a
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Yesterday I had planned a trip to Kurefjorden with Anders. On the way down we received a message that a Great Grey Owl picture had just been posted on Facebook from Hvaler. The exact location was unclear but we had enough information that we decided to alter our plans and keep heading south. An hour
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Whilst in Tabuk recently we saw a Steppe Eagle perched on an earth bank the side of the road. The bird allowed very close approach before it flew off after twenty minutes and gave some good flight views. The species is a common passage migrant down the western side of the Kingdom with October the
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Whilst birding the NADAC Farm area of Haradh recently I saw plenty of Harriers including a female Montagu’s Harriers in a pivot irrigation field. Male Montagu’s Harriers are easily identified by their upperwing pattern amongst other details but Juvenile and female Montagu’s and Pallid Harriers are difficult to identify with certainty and good views are
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Well, chances are this hungry fella wasn’t expecting his breakfast would be to-go — or that he’d get carried right along with it. But that’s exactly what happened. On Wednesday morning, sheriff’s deputies in North Carolina received a call from a concerned motorist who’d spotted something unusual barreling down Highway 17 in Bertie County. It was a run-of-the-mill garbage truck,
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Yesterday saw Anders and I again engaging in the noble art of Taiga Birding. With sun and little wind forecast plus seemingly everyone who enters into the area recently having to wade their way through flocks (up to 100 strong) of Pine Grosbeaks we had high hopes. We did have a great day in great
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African grey Griffin in Dr. Irene Pepperberg’s cognitive behavior research lab In previous blogs I’ve talked about the importance of using “inference by exclusion” (inferring where something can be found after being given information about where it is absent) for examining nonhuman cognition. Many species succeed at the task at some level, but only a
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Whilst in Lincs yesterday a couple of the local patch workers found a Fudge Duck on Holyfield Lake in Lea Valley country park but we couldn’t get back in time so had planned to look for it this morning. I set off on a solo run and despite thick fog managed to get on the
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