Sunday, 26 September 2010

Tree barked by deer

Deer strip off bark and eat it and also gnaw at the wood beneath. This is called "barking". Teeth marks are left on the tree, as in this picture here taken in the Buda Hills, Hungary in 2010. It is hard to say for certain which species did this, but only Roe and Red Deer occur in those woods and as the barking was quite low down, the most likely species is Roe Deer.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Cones Wedged in Trees

Conifer cones wedged in crevices in the bark of a tree. Probably the work of Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major. Woodpeckers do this in order to be able to extract the conifer seeds. Bialowieza, Poland, May 2010.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Otter Tracks

Tracks of Otter Lutra lutra in the mud of a drained fishpond. Near Pszczyna, Poland, September 2010.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Capercaillie droppings

Droppings of Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus. Near Viiksimo, Karelia, Finland.