All posts tagged photogallery

Birding Australia’s Northern Territory – Day One

My colleague, Digital Spring’s Rob Jolliffe, is in Australia’s Northern Territory, enjoying the birding trip of a lifetime courtesy of Tourism NT. Rob will be sending updates as regularly as the schedule and broadband connections allow, and with over 300 […]

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TN38 Keith Betton and the African Bird Club

An extended conversation with Keith Betton - former Head of corporate affairs at the Association of British Travel Agents, the youngest ever president of the

Hybrid Mallards – they’re everywhere!

(Page updated Dec 2013)

Hybrids. Scary chimera between unrelated species, or slightly odd-looking crosses of what are in effect close relatives? Well, in biology there are two distinct meanings


Photogallery: Griffon Vultures, Spain

Breeding on crags in mountains, the magnificent Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus is the quintessential large bird of prey of Europe. With a wingspan of between 230 and 269

(European) Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis

One (of many) of the birds that are far commoner out here at Great Chalfield than anywhere I've lived before is the beautiful and dainty European Goldfinch Carduelis

Collared Dove (be careful what you wish for…)

When I moved from Chippenham (Wiltshire) down the road to the wonderful Great Chalfield last summer I was quickly struck by the lack of three bird species

Photogallery: Fieldfare

A couple of days ago I posted a gallery of images of the UK's largest resident thrush - the Mistle Thrush. Here by way of comparison (and because

Sulphur-crested Cockatoos, Sydney

Earlier in the year I featured parrots in a themed series of posts. Part of my own motivation for actually running a 'Parrot Month' was an earlier realisation

Photogallery: Birds of Panama

The following gallery is of over 70 bird species I photographed on a short trip to Panama courtesy of Raul Arias de Para who invited me to stay

Pacific Black Duck, Sydney

Found in much of Indonesia, New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, and many islands in the southwestern Pacific the Pacific Black Duck Anas superciliosa is closely related to the


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