|Harpy Eagle (juvenile).|
|Barnacle Geese on the Solway.|
|Female Hen Harrier.|
Every now and then I get tempted away from my regular haunts if there is a good selection of interesting birds somewhere. I have been known to be led astray on a twitch, but this is rare nowadays.
I've been travelling abroad in search of birds since 1979 when I was lucky enough to be invited on a trip to Mallorca. Birding trips throughout the Western Palearctic and to various countries in Asia and Africa where well before I started blogging. I've already posted many entries from my tour leading experiences in Central and South America (which will continue) and there'll be some "Old World" foreign birding featured soon in addition to the recent Lesvos trips.
Most posts feature primarily birds seen during the outing but I am interested in all aspects of natural history. I particularly enjoy looking for dragonflies and recently purchased a moth trap, although work (and often, weather) prevent me from continued study of these fascinating creatures.
|Jaguar in the Pantanal, Brazil.|
All photos on this blog were taken by me, unless labelled otherwise. At present I only use digiscoping equipment - Nikon compact camera plus a Swarovski 'scope. Apart from being the main reason for starting a blog digiscoping has had its uses, with some of my photos published including posters for conservation project (Lear's Macaw) and in schools (Bee Hummingbird in Cuba).
I enjoy recording bird vocalisations and every now and then I'll post a call or song if appropriate. It'll appear something like this Goshawk alarm call on the blog ......
Just click and listen.
The sidebar has a few links to other sites, including websites that cover a subject I'm particularly interested in (such as raptor conservation and ecology) and blogs that I find useful or just enjoyable to read.