the clues that betray the presence of Europe's wildlife...
Thursday, 1 January 2015
Woodpecker hacked nest-box
A songbird nest-box entrance hole enlarged by a Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major. There are various reasons why some woodpeckers do this: to allow entrance and use the box as a roosting place, to use the box as a nesting site themselves or to prey upon what is inside, eggs or chicks. Also, a combination of these can result (Gerard Gorman, Budapest, Hungary).
A new book on European wildlife signs published September 2014. Click the cover image for more details
WELCOME TO TRACKS & SIGNS
This blog deals with the tracks and signs that wildlife leave. These include foot, hoof, claw and paw prints, trails, dung, scat, sprait, pellets, spawn, eggs, feathers, fur, nests, burrows, dens, bones, food remains etc. Get out there, get tracking and please contribute with comments and photos. Gerard Gorman
Central & Eastern European Wildlife
Gerard Gorman is author of this book, published in 2008 by Bradt. It has sections on Looking For Wildlife and Tracks And Signs.