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Dead White-tailed Eagle. DOF responsible!
I last saw the juvenile White-tailed Eagle on the nest the 31st of July and it looked fit and ready to fly. A relief, because the expected moment for its departure was long overdue, why I, and others, have been wondering if it was sick or just had grown to be a lazy teenager reluctant to start a life on its own.
But my feeling of optimism only lasted a few days, until yesterday when I met Stefan Stürup, DOF-kbh, in the forest, where he told me that, just five minutes earlier, the eagle had been caught to be transferred to a rehab-station in Jylland.
Apparently the bird had been found by visitors near the golf course the day before, sitting on the ground. And according to the rescuer-team the bird had difficulty flying, because it was missing all the remiges in one of the hands!
Stefan says, this is not unheard of among raptors. I haven't been able to find information that supports this, or for that matter, any that rejects it, but a completely asymmetrical damage, and apparently a clear-cut one, in my eyes, does smell more like a mechanical cause than an internal disorder.
I admit, it would suit my anti-banding agenda be ... read more
Nature is Magic!
The 2020-2021 ebird taxonomy update is finally a reality. The changes relevant to Mexico can be downloaded here. 4 new species added to the Mexican list! 2021-08-31
Lørdag betyder mulighed for at låne min søsters bil, så da der var set både langtidsstationære Store Korsnæb og Nøddekriger i Nordsjælland, tog det kun en lille nats tid at overbevise mig selv om, at jeg burde give dem en chance. Også selv om jeg har besluttet mig for at blive mere 'åndel 2021-11-08 ... read more
300 million years of unchanged beauty. Broad-bodied Chaser.
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Birds, Butterflies and Dragonflies
Still mostly Mexico and Denmark
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