Power-lines and breeding waders

Originally posted on wadertales:
Around the globe, people are consuming more energy, much of which is delivered to cities, towns, individual homes and businesses via over-head electricity cables. In a paper in Ibis, Aldís E Pálsdóttir and colleagues investigate the effects of power-lines on Iceland’s breeding waders. This is the first of several papers from Aldis’ PhD thesis, in which she seeks to understand how… Continue reading Power-lines and breeding waders

SIX BIRDS IN PASSING AT ADDO

Originally posted on Something Over Tea:
I seldom get the opportunity to spend the time to stop and observe birds whilst driving through the Addo Elephant National Park with companions who are far more interested in animals than either birds or flowers. These are birds I managed to photograph during a day trip to that park last month. The first is a Green Woodhoopoe close… Continue reading SIX BIRDS IN PASSING AT ADDO

BIRDING IN THE ROGGEVELD WITH A CAT AND A KAT

Originally posted on Hermanus Bird Club:
(by Barbara Swart) An old friend of ours had moved to the Sutherland Retirement Home and Margie and I decided it was time for a visit to the little town and the magnificent Roggeveld. Since we had previously visited SALT, we decided to stay outside Sutherland and concentrate on birds. So on Tuesday 10 May we arrived (for a… Continue reading BIRDING IN THE ROGGEVELD WITH A CAT AND A KAT