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Where is the spade and fork!!

Where is the spade and fork!!

In the Maghdi range of Bandhavgarh last November I was amazed to watch a young male tiger collect a pickaxe and then an orange coloured bowl from the forest and take them both into the adjoining meadow. When I arrived he was resting on the sandy track with his 3 male siblings and they seemed almost as surprised as myself when they saw him carrying the tools from the forest to the meadow. Please follow the link below to read the story in The Sun. http://bit.ly/ ...

Bandhavgarh November 2016

Bandhavgarh November 2016

Leaving Delhi on the 20 November, I arrived at Bandhavgarh for a stay of seven days. During this time I enjoyed many wildlife sightings, however, perhaps the most unusual encounter for me was with three sub-adult male tigers of the Rajbahera tigress in the Maghdi range area of the park. One of the siblings walked across the sandy track a short distance into the forest and then reappeared carrying a pickaxe in his jaw which he proceeded to carry past his brothers into the adjoining meadow. A fe ...

Good news for tigers with more reserves being created

With 30 per cent increase in its tiger population as a result of its conservation efforts, a senior Indian official states that India plans to add ten more tiger reserves to the existing 49 protected areas.  See link below to read the report in the Financial Express. http://bit.ly/2e4pEmB   ...

China only country to support tiger farms

, experts added that China's was the sole voice that was not in favour of tiger farms being controlled. The other countries agreed to put the facilities which keep and breed tigers and other Asian cats for commercial purposes under greater scrutiny agreeing that such farms were contributing to the further dwindling of the big cat population. see link below to read the article in The Times of India. http://bit.ly/2dtZCux ...

200 tiger farms in China where the animals are bred for slaughter

 across China, some 6,000 caged cats are kept in filthy conditions and will be killed for dubious medicinal uses and as home decor for the country's newly-rich elite. The sordid business is mostly legal, but hides behind carefully-worded agreements and pretensions of conservation. The issue is expected to be addressed at this week's Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species in Johannesburg. In my opinion its time that China took full responsibilty for the damage ...

An amazing catch by a remarkable 'fishing crow'

An amazing catch by a remarkable 'fishing crow'

Last Thursday while waiting to photograph Kingfishers at a large lake in West Sussex I was amazed to watch a Carrion Crow sucessfully catch a fish by diving into the water.  The crow flew very low over the lake before diving head first into the water and then emerge with a Roach in its beak!  The bird then flew to an overhanging branch at the edge of the lake where it put the fish out of its misery before devouring its prey.  I can only think that the clever crow had studied and ...