Some Notes on Juncos

Originally posted on Wickersham's Conscience:
Juncos are a very common bird, but they also represent one of the great ornithological puzzles. Depending on who you talk to, there are between three and twelve species. The number of species depends on whether you think the confusing color patterns represent color and song variations on one species or separate species. As Birds of North America puts… Continue reading Some Notes on Juncos

Curlew GPS tracking on the Humber Estuary

Originally posted on Waders of the tidal flats:
One of our most iconic wader species has a near-threatened status with a 48% decline of breeding birds since 1995 in the United Kingdom (UK), there is also a decreasing trend of wintering birds in estuaries over the last 15 years  On the Humber Estuary the population is stable with a five-year average of 2,806 birds… Continue reading Curlew GPS tracking on the Humber Estuary

Life through the eyes of a tree: the heart

Originally posted on Wandering the woods:
This is the first in a series of posts that tries to look at the world from the perspective of a tree. To begin, I would like you to visualize the following. Go to a place in the forest that you feel closely connected to, and see yourself sitting there, with your back resting against a huge chestnut tree.… Continue reading Life through the eyes of a tree: the heart