Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Hazel Grouse Tracks

Tracks of Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia in snow. Volovske Mountains, Slovakia, March 2009.

Monday, 30 March 2009

Hazel Grouse Droppings

Droppings of Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia. They sometimes resemble cigarette butts in shape and size. Volovske Mountains, Slovakia, March 2009.

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Molehills

Two fresh molehills. Made by Common Mole Talpa europaea, near Breclav, Czech Republic, March 2009. 

Thursday, 19 March 2009

More Beaver Signs

More signs of the impressive work of European Beaver Castor fiber, Nove Mlyny Reservoir, South Moravia, Czech Republic, March 2009.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Tree Gnawed by Beaver

Fresh gnawing marks on a tree made by a European Beaver Castor fiber, Nove Mlyny Reservoir, South Moravia, Czech Republic, March 2009.

Monday, 16 March 2009

Great Capricorn Beetle Burrow Close-Up

Another close-up of the burrows made by the larva of Great Capricorn Beetle Cerambyx cerdo in an oak tree. Adult man's hand for size comparison. Lednice, Czech Republic, March 2009.

Friday, 13 March 2009

Close-up of Great Capricorn Beetle Burrows

Burrows and holes made by the larva of Great Capricorn Beetle Cerambyx cerdo in an oak tree. Lednice, Czech Republic, March 2009.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Great Capricorn Beetle Burrows

Oak tree riddled with holes and burrows made by the larva of Great Capricorn Beetle Cerambyx cerdo. Lednice, Czech Republic, March 2009.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Pellets: Long-eared Owl

Long-eared Owl Asio otus pellets. From left to right, from dark to pale: fresh, recent, older, oldest. Lednice, Czech Republic, March 2009. Ball-point pen for size comparison.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Old Wolf Scat

Wolf Canis lupus scat, Bieszczady Mountains, Poland, November 2008. The dropping is broken into two pieces. The 5 zloty coin is for size comparison. Note the dry nature of the dropping, which indicates that it is old, and the fur and hair content and grey colour, all of which typical for Wolf. Wolves leave their scat in prominent places, as is the case here on a tussock.  

Monday, 2 March 2009

Magpie Footprints

Footprints of a Magpie Pica pica in snow. Budapest, Hungary, Match 2009.