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Thirty sharks captured on barrier reef and exported to France all died in captivity

Thirty hammerhead sharks captured on the Great Barrier Reef and exported to a French aquarium over an eight-year period have all died in captivity and the Australian government says it knows nothing about it. The deaths, which are the subject of legal action by Sea Shepherd France, could put a spotlight on the trade of […]

Upcher’s Warblers

This morning I went out birding with Piki, Micha and Stefan in E Lakhish hills. It was my first visit to this wonderful part of the country since my return from the UK. As the days are already very hot now, we started super early when it was actually quite chilly (7⁰C!). As we stepped […]

POLL: Should “wildlife-killing” pesticides be strictly regulated?

Pesticides are very harmful to both people and animals. Bees, birds, frogs, bats, dogs, and cats are among the animals harmed by pesticides. Bees are killed or paralyzed, birds suffer malformations, frogs grow sexual abnormalities, and pesticides have been linked to cancer in cats and dogs. This is why whenever pesticides are used whether it’s […]

Guiding in the Dale

Yesterday I was guiding Andy from Florida. We spent the whole day in Maridalen and despite a very fresh northerly wind the Dale did not disappoint and we had a very fun and production session. I was back in the Dale this morning (where else would I be) to follow up on the Ortolan Buntings. […]

Protect Endangered Birds, Rhinos, and Tigers – 7 Petitions You Should Sign This Week!

It’s horrible to hear about animal abuse cases or read the ways humans are endangering many species. Fortunately, there are things we can do to speak for them. One of the ways we can help and lend our voices to good causes is by signing petitions. Such petitions are sent to people in powerful positions […]

Easter in Derbyshire

Joyce and I stayed with friends for a week in Chesterfield, Derbyshire and although not at all a bird or photographic week I, as usual managed to get away once or twice or find something while out and about. ( or cunningly suggesting somewhere to go that I thought might be good for seeing some […]

POLL: Should Gray Wolves be Kept on the Endangered Species List?

Sometimes people ask me why the gray wolf is my favorite animal. It’s because of their incredible strength and determination to survive despite ever-increasing obstacles. It’s their spirit and pack mentality that reminds us that together we thrive. Gray wolves once roamed freely throughout North America, but by the early 20th century they had all […]

Great Crested Grebes

I think I have taken more images of Great Crested Grebes over the years than any other bird. Now that I am able to get about more I have been able to visit locations where I have previously enjoyed looking at and photographing grebes. It is that time of the year when they perform their […]