Sunday, 23 December 2012

Green Woodpecker: feeding hole in snow

Hole left by a Eurasian Green Woodpecker Picus viridis after digging through snow for prey. Photo by Gerard Gorman, Budapest, Hungary, December 2012. 

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Beech Marten sprait

Droppings of Beech Marten Martes foina (aka Stone Marten). This mammal is common in rural and urban areas across much of continental Europe. Photo by Bela Streit, taken near Szekszard, Southern Hungary, 2012.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Wolf Scat

Scat (dropping) of Grey Wolf Canis lupus. Spain, October, 2012. Note size compared to 1 Euro coin. Photo: Julian Gayarre Igazuirre.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Long-eared Owl Signs

Pellets and feather of Long-eared Owl Asio otus below a roost. Eastern Hungary, October, 2012. Photo Gerard Gorman.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Otter tracks in mud

Tracks of Otter Lutra lutra in wet mud. Apaj fishponds, Hungary, October 2012, Gerard Gorman.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Badger Sett

Entrance to a sett of a Eurasian Badger Meles meles with bedding placed outside to air. Photo taken in England by Danny Alder.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Great Bustard footprint

Footprint of Great Bustard Otis tarda in fine, dry sand. Near Apaj, Hungary, August 2012.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Roadkill: Common Hamster

Recently run-over Common Hamster Cricetus cricetus. Surely the person who hit this animal could have avoided it ? Photo taken in Pest County, Hungary.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Badger Tracks

Paw prints, with claw marks, in mud of Eurasian Badger Meles meles. Photo taken in Bukk Hills, Hungary, August 2012. Gerard Gorman.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Brown Bear Droppings

Fresh droppings of Brown Bear. Low Tatras, Slovakia, July 2012. With adult boot for size comparison. Photo: Ilona Schmidt.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Red Fox Droppings

Dropping of Red Fox Vulpes vulpes. Basque Country, Spain, April 2012. Gerard Gorman

Monday, 9 July 2012

Roadkill: Chamois


Chamois Rupicapra rupicapra. Actually, this animal may not have been road-kill, as it showed no signs of being hit by a vehicle. It might have died of other causes. Austria, April, 2012, Gerard Gorman.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Roadkill: Beech Marten

The presence of some animals can be revealed when they are found dead on roads. Here is a dead Beech Marten Martes foina, a species that is often rather common in urban areas but mostly nocturnal. Photo taken by Gerard Gorman, at Aggtelek, Hungary, June 2012.

Friday, 22 June 2012

White Wagtail Nest in Rubbish Bin

Nest of a White Wagtail Motacilla alba in the upper part of rubbish bin where cigarettes are stubbed out. Photo taken on the Hungarian-Croatian border, June 2012, by Gerard Gorman.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Wild Boar Foraging Site

Ground disturbed, rooted-up, by Wild Boar Sus scrofa. Such foraging is often done in the night. Trebonsko Biosphere Reserve, Czech Republic. May 2012, Gerard Gorman.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

House Martin Nests

This photo shows two rows of House Martin Delichon urbica nests. The house owner had placed a shelf below the top row to catch the droppings that fall down. Credit to him/her as some house owners remove the nests because of the mess the birds make. But these martins subsequently made another row below the shelf! Photo taken near Tiszacsege, Hungary, May 2012.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Chamois Droppings

Droppings of Chamois in snow. Spanish Pyrenees, April 2012, Gerard Gorman.

Monday, 7 May 2012

Beaver Droppings

Droppings of European Beaver Castor fiber. Near Tartu, Estonia, May 2012.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Spruce Bark-Beetle Burrows

The larvae of Spruce Bark-Beetles make intricate patterns on the underside of tree-bark. Photo take in the Austrian Alps, April 2012, Gerard Gorman.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Eagle Owl Pellets

Pellets of Eagle Owl Bubo bubo. One Euro coin for size comparison. Photo taken in Navarra, Spain, April 2012, Gerard Gorman. 

Monday, 9 April 2012

Weaver Bird Nest


Nest of a Black-headed Weaver. The birds nest in colonies, dozens of these nests in one tree. Photo taken in Uganda, March 2012, by Gerard Gorman.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Warthog skull

Skull of a Warthog Phacochoerus africanusOnly one tusk remaining, cause of death unknown. Photo taken in the Mburo NP, Uganda, March 2012, by Gerard Gorman.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Rhino Droppings

Droppings of White Rhinoceros Ceratotherium simumZiwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda. Photo taken in March 2012, by Gerard Gorman.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Hamerkop Nest

The amazingly large nest of a Hamerkop Scopus umbretta. Photo taken in Uganda, March 2012, by Gerard Gorman.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Brown Bear Prints

I photographed this paw-print in the Soomaa NP in Estonia last year. I think it is that of a Brown Bear Ursus arctos, one paw print in mud on top of another. That is, a double print. But I am not sure, so any comments will be welcome. Gerard Gorman.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Snow Leopard spray site

Territorial spray site (urine on rocks) of Snow Leopard Panthera uncia. Photo: Szabolcs Kokay, Ladakh, November 2011

Friday, 6 January 2012

Brown Hare Tracks

Fresh Tracks of Brown Hare Lepus europaeus in snow. Western Pyrenees, Spain. Julian Gayarre Igazuirre.