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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 ...

Machali at almost 20 years of age sadly passes away

Machali at almost 20 years of age sadly passes away

With great sadness in my heart I learnt this morning that a few hours ago Machali-Ranthambhore's icon tigress had passed away. She will always be remembered in the hearts and minds of the thousands of people across the world that travelled many miles to see and photograph this wonderful tigress.   RIP Machali http://bit.ly/2box3gn ...

Ustad T24 still in captivity and is ill again

Ustad T24 still in captivity and is ill again

Perhaps lack of exercise due the very limited amount of space where he is imprisoned is a factor to these health problems. Walking lengthy distances through the forest as he would normally have done would certainly help solve this condition. In my opinion the time is now well overdue for him to be released back into the wild.  See the link below to read the sad story of this magnificent tiger in The Times of India. http://bit.ly/2biTIuI ...

International poaching gang responsible for 37% of tiger deaths

Indian tigers may have bounced back from the brink of extinction with a healthy rise in population, but they are certainly not out of the woods as international poaching syndicates have moblilised their networks in the country to hunt the endangered animal.    However, another set of data shows that poachers are responsible for about 37 per cent of tiger deaths in the country this year, with the number of killings revealing an upswing.  See link below to read the report in the Dai ...

72 Tiger deaths to July 2016 in India

Giving details, the official said, “with tiger density on the rise in many PT areas, there are increasing number of territorial fight fatality cases. Also, many young and weak old tigers get knocked out to non-protected fringes, where they come in clash with local populations, often succumbing to retaliation by humans. Male tigers often kill cubs to force the tigers to mate or even kill an unwilling tigress with cubs. Sometimes tigers are also found to have died after consuming herbivore ...

On International Tiger Day poor Ustad is still incarcerated in a zoo

On International Tiger Day poor Ustad is still incarcerated in a zoo

 in Rajasthan" is living in captivity in a small enclosed area without official sanction, an 

A very worrying trend of increased tiger deaths in India.

"73 cases of tiger mortality have been reported by the states till date which inter alia include 21 cases of confirmed poaching including seizure, seven cases due to natural and other causes while 45 cases are under scrutiny," Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.  See link below to read the report in the Indian Express. http://bit.ly/2ad4NI8 ...

Cairngorms National Park, Scotland. July 2016

Cairngorms National Park, Scotland. July 2016

A second visit for me to this wonderful wildlife park where I was hoping to photograph Ospreys as they went about their daily search for fish in the clear waters of the Cairngorms.  During my visit, each day I was fortunate enough to photograph these magnificent raptors as they swooped down into the water to grab Brown trout.  A picture of a successful dive can be seen above and more in the  ...