The Black Wheatear Oenanthe leucura leucura

The Black Wheatear Oenanthe leucura leucura – A personal tale by Peter Jones “Wheatear a folk etymology of white and arse, or more simply put ‘white arse’, never was this more appropriate than for this LBJ (Little Black Job) the Black Wheatear, where the white arse is … Continue readingThe Black Wheatear Oenanthe leucura leucura

Eurasian Shorebird Survey (ESS)

A new, non-organisational, shorebird monitoring program has been launched for the Eurasian region. The Eurasian Shorebirds Survey (ESS) aims to establish a long-term program for monitoring population changes of migratory shorebirds and to identify their most important stopover and wintering sites. The survey will start … Continue readingEurasian Shorebird Survey (ESS)

Bird of the Month – November 2020

The Eurasian Siskin (Spinus spinus) is a small member of the finch family Fringillidae. It is also called the European Siskin, Common Siskin or just Siskin. It has a wide distribution and so it has unsurprisingly attracted many names according to geographical zones, these include Black-headed Goldfinch, Barley Bird and Aberdevine. It is common throughout Europe and Euro … Continue readingBird of the Month – November 2020