When Oystercatchers can’t find food

Originally posted on wadertales:
In a rapidly changing world, wintering waders face unprecedented challenges. How much flexibility is there for individuals to cope with issues such as over-fishing of shellfish stocks, habitat removal, pollution, and the effects of rapid climate warming on their food supplies? Colour-ring records show that many wintering waders tend to be site-faithful, feeding in the same estuaries and even the same… Continue reading When Oystercatchers can’t find food

CHANGE OF PLANS FOR THURSDAY’S WALK!!

Originally posted on Hermanus Bird Club:
Please note that, because of the fire in the Kleinmond area, the walk to Harold Porter will not take place on Thursday 13 Jan. We will, instead, be meeting at Fernkloof parking area at 7:30 am, whence we will proceed to Stanford for a walk along the river. This will be followed by a visit to the coastline between… Continue reading CHANGE OF PLANS FOR THURSDAY’S WALK!!

Below the High Water Mark Challenge

Originally posted on Hermanus Bird Club:
Just to clear up some rules for this competition which you have hopefully started already, please note. Birds can be included if seen below and/or beyond the high water mark, but not around lagoons. Thus a bird seen flying over a bay, for instance, can be included even if it is not a pelagic species. Birds on offshore rocks… Continue reading Below the High Water Mark Challenge

HERMANUS BIRD CLUB OUTING 13 JANUARY 2022

Originally posted on Hermanus Bird Club:
Our first outing for 2022, and what a treat! Ten birders left Fernkloof just after 7:30 and drove to Stanford for a stroll along the Klein River. We were entertained by three beautiful African Hoopoes, a Giant Kingfisher and a small squadron of Pied Kingfishers. Thereafter we stopped at Appel se Dam and, despite Ronnie’s misgivings, did see a… Continue reading HERMANUS BIRD CLUB OUTING 13 JANUARY 2022

Adam Lavigne on Instagram: “Doug’s hollow trunked Ulmus parviflora (Chinese elm tree) after a repot and defoliation/structural pruning. The elms in Central Florida are…”

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Adam Lavigne (@adamaskwhy_bonsai) Continue reading Adam Lavigne on Instagram: “Doug’s hollow trunked Ulmus parviflora (Chinese elm tree) after a repot and defoliation/structural pruning. The elms in Central Florida are…”