Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Violet Carpenter Bee hole

This is the nest hole of a Violet Carpenter Bee, excavated in a rotten wooden post. Note the sawdust below the entrance. Photo taken near Apaj, Hungary, May 2014, by Gerard Gorman.  

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Feeding sign of White-backed Woodpecker

This method of foraging by White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos is diagnostic. No other woodpecker in Europe works on timber in this manner. Dead or rotting stumps and standing trees are finely worked from top to bottom, de-barked and chiselled, as the bird searches for wood-boring beetle larvae. Photo by Gerard Gorman taken in the Zemplen Hills, Hungary, May 2014. 

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Cover of TRACKS AND SIGNS book

So, finally, it seems we have a date (September 2014) for the publication of my book TRACK AND SIGNS. And after several versions, here is the probable cover. 

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Red Squirrel - gnawed pine cone

Pine cone gnawed by Red Squirrel Sciurus vulgaris with scattered scales. Photo taken in the Paklenica NP, Croatia, by Gerard Gorman.