Thursday, 4 May 2017

Dead tree with Black Woodpecker work

A dead tree adorned with bracket fungi and the foraging holes of Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius. Zemplén Hills, Hungary, May 2017.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Long-eared Owl droppings and pellets

Long-eared Owl (Asio otus), Hungary, March 2017. Droppings and pellets on top of a shed under a communal winter roost tree with 12+ birds.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver colony

Nests of Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver (Bubalornis niger). Kruger NP, South Africa, Feb 2017. Image by Gerard Gorman.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Hooded Crow tracks in snow

Tracks of Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix) in fresh snow. Budapest, Hungary, January 2017 (Gerard Gorman).

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Happy Holidays


.. whether you celebrate Christmas or not!
A Great Bustard (Otis tarda) feather in snow, from the Kiskunság, Hungary (Gerard Gorman).

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Old nest of Blackbird

An old nest of a (Common) Blackbird (Turdus merula), Budapest, Hungary, December 2016. It was about 1.70m above ground in a willow tree. Gerard Gorman.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Shell of European Pond Terrapin

Empty shell of a European Pond Terrapin Emys orbicularis. It was unclear what happened to the actual turtle, the shell was some metres from water and there was no sign of any body remains. Kiskunság, Hungary. Gerard Gorman.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Great Bustard footprints

Footprints of Great Bustard Otis tarda in mud. Apaj, Kiskunság, Hungary. Gerard Gorman.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Black Woodpecker foraging site

Old tree stump hacked open in typical fashion by Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius. Note the oval hole (this one 12cm high and 5cm wide) and large woodchips (some 6cm long), scattered around. In Europe this kind of work is only done by Black Woodpecker, the largest woodpecker on the continent. Zempén Hills, Hungary, Gerard Gorman.

Thursday, 31 December 2015

Lapwing Feathers

Feathers of Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), Kiskunság, Hungary. Probably predated by a fox - note the sharply and evenly cut off quills (Gerard Gorman).