Pallid vs Montagu’s Harrier - not just plumage

Pallid vs Montagu’s Harrier - not just plumage

18. May 2019

#Bird watching #GoBirding

Birdwatchers tend to identify their birds usually either by plumage or by call (or both). Today there is a vast selection of fieldguides on the market and most of them focus on comparing and explaining plumage details. However, as we all know, when you really know a bird by heart, you often use other features to identify it, features which can be judged long before any plumage details are available.

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Hong Kong Rubythroats

Hong Kong Rubythroats

7. May 2019

#Bird watching #Binoculars #GoBirding #Conservation programs

Freezing nights and myriads of mosquitoes: studying birds on their Russian breeding grounds is challenging, and more than once I dreamed about working with “our” Rubythroats in their tropical wintering areas.

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Nature is Where You Are

Nature is Where You Are

1. May 2019

#Bird watching #GoBirding #Wildlife watching

At 1x2 city blocks, Gabriel Willow’s patch may be small, but it packs a big punch: 129 species and counting in addition to dramatic skyscrapers and close proximity to New York City’s iconic TimesSquare. It’s the perfect place for a spot of birding before or after work, which is why Willow’s bird walks in Bryant Park are so popular.

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