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- Encounter with a Red Fox cub 1 week ago I went out to a local nature reserve north of Karlsruhe, Germany very early one day last week primarily to look for breeding Bluethroats, but came across this lovely young Red Fox cub. His muddy paws were a result of exploring the reed-beds on the fringes of one of the many pools on the reserve.Red...
- Lake Kerkini in Winter, Greece. 18th - 22nd January 2016 1 week ago
- Lesvos, Greece Tour May 2015 - Part 2. Passerines 11 months ago Masked ShrikeMasked Shrike on a windy dayMasked ShrikeRed-backed Shrike ejecting a pelletRüppell's WarblerRüppell's WarblerEastern Orphean WarblerEastern Orphean WarblerEastern Olivaceous WarblerSubalpine WarblerSedge WarblerPenduline Tit habitatCinereous BuntingFemale Cirl Bunting with...
- Lesvos, Greece Tour, May 2015 - Part 1. Wetlands 1 year ago Red-throated PipitSquacco HeronBlack StorkBlack StorkWhite StorkLittle BitternPurple HeronGlossy Ibis Little TernWhiskered TernCommon TernTemminck's StintTemminck's Stint with Wood SandpiperGreater Flamingoes
- Barred Warbler (Sylvia nisoria), Eastern Austria 1 year ago The Barred Warbler is the biggest of the Sylvia warblersThe Barred Warbler is the largest of the sylvia warblers and has a well documented breeding relationship with Red-backed Shrikes. Keeping their eyes and ears open for predators and sounding the alarm when there's danger. In Spain I've...
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10:26 AM December 03, 2012
Stephen's blog is the most interesting and informative blog to be found on this part of Spain for those who care about wildlife. He is privileged to have a huge diversity of wildlife on his doorstep where he and his family live near Cape Trafalgar on the Strait of Gibraltar with Morocco a short flight away for migratory birds. His photography is stunning, he's an expert on birds in flight in their natural habitat, in all conditions from the stormiest weather to the calm of sunrise or the midday heat of the summer. He and his wife Patty run Andalucian Guides, a Birding and Wildlife tour company and this blog is a fine record of wildlife encountered on the tours, from day tours in the local area to tours further afield, from Extremadura in central Spain, to Corsica, the Bavarian Alps and Austria. His fine photographs record the diversity of wildlife encountered on these tours from the smallest butterfly to the largest raptor. These tour records, his birding skills, local knowledge of the varied landscapes and his linguistic abilities are much appreciated by the tour groups he leads. Concern about conservation is a thread that runs through the blogs - Stephen is an active member of Los Amigos de la laguna de La Janda who hope to restore a large part of the land to its natural wetlands state.