After volunteering as a bird guide at Reserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu (REGUA) in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for one month, I was asked by the World Land Trust to write a series of blogs about my experiences. This … Continue reading Searching for sloths in the Atlantic Forest
To the left I glimpsed water, and I could see something moving, a hairy blob with ripples…. Continue reading Waking up in a wildlife paradise
Griffon Vultures are quite massive, an adults wingspan can be anywhere between 7.5 and 9 feet (2.3 – 2.8 metres). I am used to seeing these birds in nature documentaries on the plains of Africa but they are still here … Continue reading In search of the Griffon..and a blue thrush
As we drove north through Finland ,at questionable speeds, we agreed that a shouted command of “STOP!” would only be questionable after stopping. It was worth checking everything out. It was a good plan that bought us better views of … Continue reading Lekking Ruff
I struggled giving this post a title. “Bear Hair”..”If you go down to the woods today on the Finnish/Russian border”..”Super sized Furry Animals”!?..is there really a rule that you have to give a post a title? I’m only writing … Continue reading Bear!..photos
Maybe I had a lot on my mind last year, I seemed to spend more time looking at the ground than I normally would, maybe years of wearing binoculars around my neck had caused it to weaken and refuse to carry … Continue reading Treading carefully.
I probably should have written this post when memories of Fennoscandia weren’t quite so distant. But so it is that May 2015, or more relevantly , that individual days of May 2015 have blurred into one or the other, but … Continue reading Anyone for a Steller’s?
Are Water Voles a good indicator species? What I think is opinion based on casual observations, I’m not a qualified scientist and I haven’t kept detailed notes on paper or in spreadsheets. Many years ago I did get … Continue reading Water Voles
Yeah I know, the title’s not very original but it’s all I could think of. This year I’ve made the effort to try and identify more of the creatures that own four wings. I believe this beauty is a Common … Continue reading Enter the Dragon
I try and get out for a walk every lunchtime, stretch my legs and let my eyes focus on something further away than my computer monitor. I always go to the same place – the Millennium Green in Halesworth, … Continue reading Halcyon lunch
Yesterday on the heath, Westleton Heath that is, something caught my eye through the vegetation, a pile of Adders. I counted five, but there may have been more as the pile moved separately but as one, interweaving itself under roots … Continue reading Ol’ blue eyes is ready to shed
About twenty years ago I decided that I would never visit a zoo again. Last Monday I broke that vow for the second time, at the same zoo…..zoo? Actually, it’s known as the Durrell Wildlife Park, but what really allowed … Continue reading An inspiring day