Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax Pelagicus)

Originally posted on Faith Sees Birds:
Identifying Them: Pelagic Cormorants are tall slender birds, about 20 to 29 inches in length. They are similar in appearance to Brandt’s Cormorants. Distinctive features include their white-colored patches near their tail feathers, orange coloration near their beak, and their relatively smaller size compared to other cormorants (“Pelagic Cormorant Identification”). In non-breeding seasons, they appear less vibrant in color… Continue reading Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax Pelagicus)

Scoring (real) birdies: Australia reflections part 2

Originally posted on Prof. Jeff Ollerton – ecological scientist and author:
When it comes to golf I’m largely in agreement with Mark Twain who was reported to have described the game as “a good walk spoiled”.  As with so many of these well known and iconic quotes, Twain did not originate the phrase and almost certainly did not say it.  Reminds me of what Einstein… Continue reading Scoring (real) birdies: Australia reflections part 2

Ash on the beach, fire in the bush: Australia reflections part 1

Originally posted on Prof. Jeff Ollerton – ecological scientist and author:
Although we’ve only been in Australia for less that two weeks, it feels as if we’ve been here forever; once we got over the jetlag and the weird sleeping patterns, Karin and I have easily settled into the life of a Southern Hemisphere summer.  It’s hard to believe that back home in the UK… Continue reading Ash on the beach, fire in the bush: Australia reflections part 1