Monthly Archives: June 2016

Reasons to be cheerful, part 2: jewels

I’m not sure whether these are babies, food, or just passing by: The damselflies could be from space: And our most co-operative kingfisher yet:  

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Reasons to be cheerful, part 1: remnants

At times when one has cause to doubt Homo sapiens sapiens, it’s good to remember what some more accomplished species can produce. First, a present from the storks: And from someone smaller, but clearly a dab hand with a beak:

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Herpetology revisited

Reptiles are out in force these days; for one reason or another, most of the snakes I’ve seen recently have escaped my lens, but yesterday I got luckier. On top of our Hausberg, I spent some quality time with this … Continue reading

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Black kite and …

I finished work early today, so I took the opportunity to spend some time on the Morava river. As did this black kite, who also found his dinner there: From the same spot last week, I saw a couple of … Continue reading

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Bling

There are quite a few jewels on show in the Slovak countryside at the moment. One of them, strangely, is even non-avian: Those blue spangles on his back, it turns out, are a sign that this is a boy slow … Continue reading

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