Brambling and Mistle Thrush, Troodos 6th December 2019

Originally posted on Cyprus Birding Tours:
? One of two Brambling seen and a Mistle Thrush – both winter visitors – at Troodos today. Brambling, Troodos, 6th December 2019 (c) Cyprus Birding Tours Mistle Thrush, Troodos, 6th December 2019 (c) Cyprus Birding Tours Continue reading Brambling and Mistle Thrush, Troodos 6th December 2019

Larnaca area 10th December 2019

Originally posted on Cyprus Birding Tours:
Out doing the waterbird count today but the best bird was an immature Audouin’s Gull at Oroklini Beach which I visited after I’d finished (see heavily cropped photo). Audouin’s Gull, Oroklini Beach 10th December 2019 (c) Cyprus Birding Tours Other sightings included: Meneou Pool Common Ringed Plover 1 Larnaca Airport Pools South Grey Plover 1 Armenian Gull c10 Caspian… Continue reading Larnaca area 10th December 2019

Song birds are shrinking

Originally posted on nature has no boss:
Bergmann’s rule posits that populations and species of larger sizes are found in colder regions while in warmer regions species are smaller. A study published yesterday in the Journal Ecology Letters reports that over the pervious four decades there has been, on average, a 2.4 percent decrease in the size of the length of the tarsus bone, a standard… Continue reading Song birds are shrinking