Dark Blue Almost Black

"I want to be different. If everyone is wearing black, I want to be wearing blue." - Maria Sharapova We all know light and colour can fool us when it comes to assess certain bird features, but it’s hard to work out to what point. This is an extreme case of what can potentially happen and [...]

Shades of grey

"I believe very strongly that when it comes to desire, when it comes to attraction, that things are never black and white, things are very much shades of grey." - Brian Molko While most were complaining about the bad weather forecasted for the second half of the Easter holidays, birders were looking forward to it. [...]

Red-throated Pipit exam

“Cervine [ˈsɜːvaɪn]: adj. 1. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Zoology) resembling or relating to a deer” The last week of ringing has been really quiet, with an average of 20 birds per day. However, an improve in our methods for trying to catch Red-throated pipit gave us 3 1st winter birds in 3 days in [...]