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16. jan. 2022 kl. 16:33
Den 5. december 2021 fangede og aflæste en ringmærker i Sydafrika en af vore ringmærkede splitterner fra Sprogø. Splitterner. Voksen fugl og ungfugl. (Foto:...

16. jan. 2022 kl. 10:03
DOF Østjylland tilbyder nu i foråret 2022 et kursus i at lære fuglestemmerne at kende.Hele kurset i år gennemført i felten, og strækker sig fra starten af...

The estimate that one billion animals were killed by Australia’s 2019–20 Black Summer fires drew international attention to the fate of wildlife during fire. This estimate assumed all animals in the fire’s path were killed by the flames, or in the immediate aftermath due to injury, predation, dehydration or starvation. However, our new research, published […]

Indkaldelse til Generalforsamling i DOF Nordsjælland den 5. marts 2022 Generalforsamlingen afholdes lørdag den 5. marts 2022 på Nødebo Kro, såfremt corona-restriktioner...

Only decades after its discovery in the high-altitude lakes of Patagonia, Argentina, Hooded Grebe was teetering on the brink of extinction. Since then, the bird with the spectacular courtship dance has become a symbol for Patagonian conservation, and is taking cautious steps towards recovery. The known history of the Hooded Grebe starts in 1974 when, almost […]

Birds crashing into windows is a BIG problem. It’s estimated that up to ONE billion birds die each year from window collisions! Not only is this having an impact on local populations, but it’s also incredibly sad to find a dead bird who has been a victim. It just feels so senseless and preventable to me. Today, we will discuss 14 ways to help […] The post 14 Ways to STOP Birds From Flying Into Your Windows! appeared first on Bird Watching HQ.

Af Esben Eriksen Den 2. januar var Jens Hillerup Jørgensen på tur ved Odense Fjord. I strandkanten ca. 2 kilometer fra lodshavnen nær Midskov opdagede Jens...

14. jan. 2022 kl. 16:07
My smelly stream continues to deliver snipe (is the plural of snipe snipe or snipes?). Despite the milder weather (temperatures reached +11C briefly last night!) it seems that the Jack Snipe are very happy there and I have seen upto 3 birds on my daily visits. It is a great challenge walking the stream and trying to find the birds and it is often not until the second or third check that you actually spot the bird. Seeing them in action remains as difficult as ever though. A visit to the Kingfisher resulted in seeing it catch a fish that was clearly too large for it to handle and it eventually dropped the fish. I was unsure as to whether this was deliberate but it did not fly down and pick it up from the snow it had fallen on to. Maybe Kingfishers do not pick up dead fish from land or maybe this is proof that it had just discarded the fish. Interesting to watch no matter what though. Kingfisher (isfugl) with fish. The fish looks a bit strange but may have been damaged by the birds beak it flew up into a tree and spent a long time manouvering the fish around in its beak here the fish clearly looks to be on the large size and here with the fish dropped onto the snow. It looks like it may be a perch (abbor) and the dorsal fin would provide problems for the Kingfisher sometimes a Jack Snipe doesn't need to rely on its camouflage to disappear spot the bird the two pale lines on the back really look like blades of straw ad note here how they continue onto scapular feathers which stick out from the body thus breaking up the outline of the body more difficult to find here

NU ÅBENT FOR TILMELDING - SE I KALENDEREN HVORDAN DU TILMELDER DIG - KLIK HER Der er nu åbent for tilmelding til Klaus Malling Olsens minikursus fredag d. 4. fabruar...

New research confirms that males’ wing-boom sound marks hard-to-find nesting sites—a boon for efforts to save these mysterious, declining birds.

It's easy to create a friendly and encouraging birding community when you keep these pointers in mind.

Every New Year’s Eve, we and the same set of friends make predictions about what will happen over the forthcoming twelve months. We tend to focus on which political leader will rise or fall, what different members of our family will be up to, who will win the upcoming sporting tournaments and what will be […]

Vinter-tælling af traner Sidste weekenden i januar måned i 2021, blev der talt traner i den sydlige del af Jylland. Resultatet blev intet mindre end 564 traner,...

Chan draws from the triumphs—and struggles—of building a global design cohort to create essential materials for Audubon’s conservation work.

How do Black-and-white Warblers select a breeding location? The post A warbler’s choice appeared first on British Ornithologists' Union.

Af Søren Gjaldbæk Der var 18, der påbegyndte efterårets boligbirding - de bidrog med 1315 indberetninger til DOF Basen af i alt 175 arter. En enkelt deltog blot...

The North American photography and video contest is accepting entries until March 9, 2022.

Further visits to my newly found polluted ditch (it smells!) have meant the books have had to be rewritten. On Monday there were four!! Jack Snipe all within 200m of each other as well as two Common Snipe and a Water Rail. The four Jacks more than doubles the number of winter records for the species in Oslo EVER and with only 7 previous winter records of Common Snipe then these two are also very significant. The highest winter count I can find for Jack Snipe ANYWHERE in Norway is of 6 birds and of only about 13 other counts of 4 or more birds are only 2 of these from inland localities so this is a significant observation! I cannot believe that this ditch has enough food to sustain this many birds through the entire winter but we are now forecast some milder and wetter weather which will make more areas available to the snipe again for at least for a few days. None of the Jack Snipe flew up which gave me a good conscience although one of the two Common Snipe did but it landed close by. The other Common Snipe did not fly up despite me discovering it a quite close range which is also a sign of how tough things are for them right now. They really are not easy birds to find! I spotted the first 2 Jack Snipe on my first walk of the ditch but it wasn’t until my fourth check that the other two revealed themselves just 5 metres from each other. Once you get your eye in though it does become marginally easier. I have, for a while, been hoping to show Jack D a Jack Snipe as I knew it would be a lifer and in my mind there was going to be a multitude of amusing word plays that would make for a witty blog post. I had messaged him on Sunday when I found the first bird but he was birding the islands and unable to come down. On Tuesday we were able to go looking though and so it was that Jack did see Jack for the first time and likewise Jack also saw Jack for what I imagine was also the first time although of course Jack may have previously been espied by plenty of Jacks without ever knowing. Jack commented on how difficult Jack was to find whilst Jack wasn’t able to convey his (or her) experience of Jack although it looked he was pretending it wasn’t happening (wasn't quite as funny as I had hoped 😅) The change in the weather had caused more water to run in the stream which I think made it less suitable for the snipe but there were clearly other marshy areas where the snow had melted which could now be exploited so all in all the warmer weather must be good for the birds and their chances of surviving. We found two Jack Snipe and a single Common Snipe and one of the Jacks gave a stellar performance. We discovered it fairly easily and in typical fashion it tried to hide from us by freezing in place. When we checked on it later were could see it had moved a bit so was clearly being active when it felt safe. We therefore needed to be able to observe it without it realising it. Easier said than done but we found a watchpoint at some distance that just about allowed us to see the bird. He did detect us which resulted in him standing completely still but he hadn’t crouched down and it only took a couple of minutes before he started bobbing and we then witnessed a great show as he started bobbing and walking at the same time. It would have been a great thing to record on video but this time it just had to be experienced through the bins but will doubtless be reminisced upon next time Jack and I meet. I'll start with images of the Common Snipe Common Snipe (enkeltbekkasin) even though it is looking away from me it is able to see my due to the large eyes being on the side of the head And now Jacky bird(s) here it is frozen and trying to remain invisible to me but here it is out in the open and was feeding and then later bobbing when hiding under the snow they are very difficult to find just a bill and 2 toes showing a comparison of the head patterns of the 2 species. Common Snipe has a pale stripe on the top of the head whilst Jack Snipe has a dark eyebrow and darker cheeks a fleeting glimpse of a Water Rail that appeared from behind the snow male Sparrowhawk (spurvehauk)

I et felles opprop ber 11 miljø- og friluftslivsorganisasjoner statsministeren legge debatten om utbygging av vernede vassdrag død. Å oppheve vern av natur så snart det oppstår en krevende situasjon, er en farlig vei. Vern må bety vern!

I løbet af få år er der sket en fordobling i antallet af røde glenter, som holder vinter i den danske natur. Det viser den nationale tælling, hvis facit i weekenden gav 566 røde glenter. Aldrig tidligere har den danske midvinter budt på så mange af de røde rovfugle.

Ramos, the Senior Vice President of Audubon Americas, talks about the future of hemisphere conservation.

Utbygging i Ellingssundet på Frøya i Trøndelag er nå stanset av regjeringen, etter at blant annet lokale ressurspersoner, BirdLife Norge og Statsforvalteren i Trøndelag engasjerte seg mot planene. Et viktig område for næringssøk for det såkalte «Uttian-paret» er dermed sikret.

The iridescent shimmer that makes birds such as peacocks and hummingbirds so striking is rooted in a natural nanostructure so complex that people are only just beginning to replicate it technologically. The secret to how birds produce these brilliant colors lies in a key feature of the feather’s nanoscale design, according to a study led […]

Af Per Rasmussen Som de fleste sikkert ved, holdes der fælleseuropæisk glentetælling i starten januar. Formålet er at få et overblik over den europæiske, og...

Today, I will show you SIX ways to attract Mourning Doves to your yard! In my opinion, Mourning Doves are underrated and don’t get the respect they deserve at feeders. Unfortunately, some people don’t find them pretty enough or think they “hog” the feeders from other birds. Here’s why I like attracting Mourning Doves: They are relatively peaceful and don’t “bully” smaller songbirds […] The post 6 Proven Ways to Attract Mourning Doves to Feeders! (2022) appeared first on Bird Watching HQ.