Category Archives: birdings

Water Birds From Taiwan

I saw some beautiful water birds while I was in Taiwan.  A wonderful mixture of familiar birds from Europe and North America showed what a wide distribution some of these birds have.  I saw a beautiful Little Grebe (Dabchick), some … Continue reading

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Eagles Rising

When I was in Taiwan I was invited to see “the Eagles Rising”. This is the stunning annual hawk migration in Southern Taiwan that occurs every September to October.  Chinese Goshawks and other species migrate to the Philippines from China … Continue reading

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Migrating Birds in Southern Taiwan

I was in Southern Taiwan for a conference this week. One morning at first light  I stood on the balcony of my hotel room  and watched the wind in the palm trees near the harbor.  As the light improved I … Continue reading

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Going Back to Antarctica

I started looking through my photographs again and could not resist sharing some penguin photographs from my favorite place on the planet.  Antarctica is a wonderful area for taking photos – the scenery is so beautiful and the birds tame. … Continue reading

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Birds at San Diego Zoo

We are very lucky to have a world class zoo in San Diego.  I greatly admire their conservation and education programs.  I went there recently and focused on some of the birds.  Seeing some of these magnificent species up close … Continue reading

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Watching House Martins Building Nests

It is fascinating to watch House Martins build their nests. Recently I was staying in a house in Scotland near Aberdeen.  The house was near a river and I was delighted to find that Martins were building their nests under … Continue reading

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Some of my Favorite Birds

Some of the most charming woodland and hedgerow birds in Europe are in the Tit family. At this time of year in Ireland Blue Tits are busy feeding their young in gardens and woods everywhere. Great Tits are also busy … Continue reading

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Flamingo in the Sun

Flamingo taken at San Diego Zoo Continue reading

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