Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Capercaillie Droppings

Droppings of Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus. Cigarette stub-sized but varying in colour. Western Pyrenees, Spain. Julian Gayarre Igazuirre. 

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Chamois Tracks

Tracks of Chamois Rupicapra rupicapra in snow. Spanish Pyrenees, Julian Gayarre Izaguirre.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Snow Leopard paw print

Paw print of Snow Leopard Panthera uncia. Szabolcs Kokay, Ladakh, November 2011.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Snow Leopard Tracks

Tracks of Snow Leopard Panthera uncia. Note human boot prints and the darker patches around the cat's prints, caused by the thick fur on their paws. Szabolcs Kokay, Ladakh, November 2011.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Crab Burrow

New burrow of a small crab (species not documented) on beach on Havelock Island, Andamans, India. November 2011, Gerard Gorman.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Wild European Honey Bee Honeycomb

Fragment of the honeycomb of European Honey Bee Apis mellifera. Something had pulled most of a bee-nest out of this cavity in a beech-tree. Photo by Gerard Gorman taken in the Pyrenees, Navarra, Spain, October 2011.   

Monday, 17 October 2011

Skull and bones of Red Deer

Skull and bones of a Red Deer Cervus elaphus. Cause of death unknown. Photo taken in Irati Forest, Pyrenees, Navarra, Spain, October 2011, Gerard Gorman.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Jaguar Footprint

Fresh footprint of a Jaguar Panthera onca in fine sand. Photo taken in Guyana, October 2009, Gerard Gorman. 

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Magellanic Woodpecker feeding hole

Feeding hole made by Magellanic Woodpecker Campephilus magellanicus. This species is the only large picid in Patagonian forests thus such holes are easy to assign to species. Near Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina, November 2010, Gerard Gorman.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Campo Flicker Nest Hole

Not all woodpeckers nest in tree cavities. Some create holes in banks, cliffs, even the ground or buildings. The Campo Flicker Colaptes campestris of South America is one such species. This nest hole was in a sandy-bank in Brazil.  

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Geese Footprints in Wet Sand

Geese footprints (probably Greylags) in wet sand on the coast at Haapsalu, Estonia. May 2011.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

White-bellied Woodpecker Hole

Old nest hole of White-bellied Woodpecker Dryocopus javensis, Bukit Wang Forest, Jitra, Kedah, Malaysia, August 2011.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Malayan Tapir Hoofprint

Fresh back hoof-print in wet mud of a Malayan Tapir Tapirus indicus. Also called Asian Tapir. Bintang Hijau Forest Reserve, Peninsula Malaysia. Back feet have 3 toes, front feet 4 toes.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Woodpecker Hole in Pole

Here is another hole made by a woodpecker (species unknown but Great Spotted Woodpecker suspected) in a another wooden utility-pole. Bogacs, Hungary, June 2011.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Woodpecker hole in utility-pole

Hole made by a woodpecker (species unknown) in a wooden utility-pole. Bogacs, Hungary, June 2011.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Wild Boar Hoof

Wild Boar Sus scrofa hoof print in mud. Aggtelek, Hungary, June 2011.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Robin's Pin Cushion Gall

A new Robin's Pin Cushion. This is a gall made by the wasp Diplolepis rosae. Velebit Mountains, Croatia, June 2011.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Black Woodpecker nest-holes


Nest-holes of Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius. They are usually oval in shape and several may be on the same tree trunk. Bull Hulls, May, 2011. 

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Red-footed Falcon pellet

Pellet of Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus. Hortobagy, Hungary, May 2011.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Elk Hoof Print

Hoof-print of Elk Alces alces in wet mud. Kloostri, Matsalu Bay, Estonia, May 2011.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Black Woodpecker feeding holes

Very recent and typical holes made by a Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius looking for prey. Near Spithami, Estonia, April 2011.

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Rock Partridge dropping

A very fresh dropping of a Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca. Found in the Paklenica NP, Dalmatia, Croatia, April 2011. 

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Badger paw print

Paw print of Badger in dry mud (20p coin for size comparison). Crna Mlaka ponds, Croatia, April 2011.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Monday, 4 April 2011

Old House Martin Nest

A House Martin Delichon urbica nest from last year. Hungary, March 2011.

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Friday, 25 March 2011

Black Woodpecker Foraging Site

A new (note fresh wood chippings) foraging site of a Black Woodpecker Dryocopos martius low down on a tree trunk. This species is comfortable on the ground and regularly makes such holes in trees that have heart-rot and which contain carpenter-ant colonies. Photo taken in Poland, 2010 by Gerard Gorman.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Beaver - Old Work

This tree shows old work by European Beaver Castor fiber. Note that the exposed timber is dark and there are no fresh, light-coloured, wood-chips on the ground. Sooma National Park, Estonia

Monday, 7 March 2011

Black Woodpecker Foraging Hole

Another typical, foraging hole of a Black Woodpecker Dryocopos martius. Fehérvárcsurgó, Fejér County, Hungary, February 2011. Photo: Gergely Kovacs.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Black Woodpecker Foraging Site

Classic, fresh foraging site of a Black Woodpecker Dryocopos martius. Fehérvárcsurgó, Fejér County, Hungary, February 2011. Photo: Gergely Kovacs.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Red Squirrel tracks in snow

Tracks (paw prints) of Red Squirrel Sciurus vulgaris in snow. Budapest, Hungary.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Red Fox den

Entrance hole in a sandy bank of a fresh den of Red Fox Vulpes vulpes. Near Apaj, Hungary, January 2011.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Sapling barked by Roe Deer

Sapling "barked" by Roe Deer. The teeth marks left when the deer gnawed off the bark can be clearly seen. Ocsa, Hungary, January 2011.