I came across this bird when I visited Wat Tham Pha Plong at the base of Doi Chiang Dao, a lovely mountain north of Chiang Mai, Thailand. It was the … Continue Reading Feisty pheasant!
Yellow-legged gulls (YLG) have probably been around for quite a long time, but they have only recently been recognised by us humans as deserving a species of their own! Larus michahellis. Not … Continue Reading Yellow legs and a yellow bill!
Prince Charles has drawn attention to the ‘barbaric slaughter’ of song birds which occurs in Cyprus during the migration season (1). Although blackcaps are a traditional delicacy on Cyprus – … Continue Reading Mediterranean song bird slaughter
Brown-headed gull (Larus brunnicephalus) is a migratory species, which in summer breeds in central Asia (mainly on the high Tibetian plateau), but in winter can be found on the coasts of … Continue Reading Brown-headed gulls at Bang Poo
Zebra doves (Geopelia striata) are small ground doves found throughout South East Asia. They are commonly seen in parks and gardens where they walk about with a slow and purposeful … Continue Reading Zebra doves: an appreciation
Tree sparrows (Passer montanus) are rather special birds in the Family ‘little brown jobs’ (!), having declined drastically in numbers in the United Kingdom since the 1970s, most probably as … Continue Reading In praise of LBJs (Tree sparrows)