Photography: Remezy, Tits, Shrikes

I offer you the next part of a photo essay devoted Vorobeobraznym birds. This time I'll try to briefly describe Remez, tits, Shrike.All of these birds, unlike passerine emberizidae and finches - are not granivorous, but prefer animal food, mainly small invertebrates, although these predators svredi sorokoputy- their relatives and are able to eat even tits.But first things first.Remez Remiz pendulinus recently we called tit-Remez and refers to sinitsievym. Frankly, it was amazing, because Remezy differ from koordinalno tits, even the shape of the beak. A klyuv- is one of the main parameters of identity Read more [...]
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PhotoHunt: Old World flycatcher, Slavkov

I bet that for the untrained layman Slavka and muholovki- most mysterious and unknown birds. And this despite the fact that it is inhabited by our side. The same solovey- who have not heard it? But how many have seen him? And how many managed to see his feathers? So, I suggest you a photo essay devoted passerine birds taken by me in the last season. Muholovkovye- very large group of insectivorous birds. In fact, all of them migratory, as directly dependent on the weather. No tepla- no food. Therefore, it is difficult to describe the joy when they arrive in the spring. Their arrival clearly establishes Read more [...]
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Once again about monsters

Keep in mind that hunting through our huge hands held a unique zoological material. Each animal is unique! Perhaps after you extracted animal or bird in nature will not be the same the other! Our fleeting time gives us more and more amazing «discoveries». One well-known magazine has written about capercaillie weighing 8 kg 100 g How to treat a sensational publication? Especially that the journal was written earlier about the hunter who shot wood pigeon, then ringdove (and this is one kind of — Columba palumbus).But one thing — the simple story of the hunter, and quite another Read more [...]
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Kiss outgoing autumn

Wild blue-gray doves (not urban population) remained at the former Soviet Union only Crimea, the Caucasus, Transcaucasia, Southern Urals and in Central Asia.Photo SHUTTERSTOCK.COM Flight Caesar on Forage field ends and I have to Game bag lying only five birds. Shot by bullets towards mining issued disappointing arithmetic: three to one. A all causes was a gentle breeze East. More precisely, the almost total lack thereof.Dove with sunrise was high and I had to be content with flocks, have chosen the Read more [...]
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Legends about birds

Part of that, what I want to tell you false knowledge about birds, but in its own interesting and even instructive, showing how the obvious observation without proper analysis can lead to errors.Marine geeseSuch birds I heard for the first time and only time in Kamchatka. It was the summer of 1976 in one of the bays of the Gulf Karaginskiy. As a student and a participant in the ornithological expedition of the Leningrad Zoological Institute, I extracted and dissected birds. Residents in the bay in addition to the members of our expedition was not much.Two kilometers lived watchman guarding a warehouse Read more [...]
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Noughts and crosses

I finish its long journey, making his way through the snowy woods and marsh alder. Fast fading frosty December day. The sun was still bright, but that even if meager, the heat that is felt in the afternoon, it was not. Soon I came to the swampy meadow. In the summer here I would not set foot man. But now viscous sludge was frostbitten and covered with a blanket of snow. Nest with grouse full clutch of seven eggs. Looking around the tops of the trees, I He caught the eye dark object located close to the barrel Surrounded by black branches. Whereas the object Read more [...]
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Hunt down the invisibility

It is known that the woodcock - secretive bird. Ups suddenly from under the feet and then, deftly maneuvering between the trunks of trees in the forest disappears. And only have time to notice the flash of camouflage-red coloring but sticking down a long nose.Woodcock claims his visits to feeding areas, leaving road and paw prints hole from a long nose. Only spring This demonstrates the traction sandpiper themselves patrolling in the forest tract looking for females. And in this time of transient spring twilight the richness in colors the Read more [...]
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Carat

Part oneXIII century BC, was the starting point in the annals of the Hitti falconry. Photo: Fotolia At first, it was dark.A around — invisible smooth wall.Then he was tired of the darkness, and He moved, and hit the beak beeped softly. Darkness is not He retreated, but someone outside said: «First hatches».He realized that talking about therein, and He began to beat his weak beak again and again. Finally, the shell is filed and He was on the Freedom. Someone removed the invisible is now unnecessary and shells pushed Read more [...]
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In the wake of saxaul pacer

Vast sandy deserts of southern Balkhash region that extends to the south-east of Kazakhstan, the ninth largest country in the world. Due to the large areas undeveloped man is still preserved corners of pristine nature and unique objects of the animal world ...Southern Balkhash — an area between the southern shore of Lake Balkhash low, ostepnen­governmental Malaysary mountains. In winter the temperature sometimes reaches here –43? C, unbearable heat in summer reaches 43? C. Few on our planet animals capable of surviving these extreme conditions, when the Read more [...]
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Black-headed Gull

Last year's dry grass on the hills and now faded yellow spot eyesore against the black shoreThis fragment of a bright discordant with the blue sky and its reflection in impeccable black water. Lake recently cleared of ice. It was called Black because of the dark bottom of the peat, which barely penetrated the sun's rays. Splavinah recovered from the lake a fraction of the space. Reed thickets only its flimsy shore and the lake turned into a semicircle of a high stockade sturdy stems.By this closed all zhalos shore bird population Black Lake. Ducks fast herds flew over the overgrown vegetation, Read more [...]
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Quail-Perepelochka

Armed with a minute I'll recipes worthy of the future spoils abundant to Dichin royal and dish itself felt. To your great work in the field of battle not disappeared is unknown in the pan was not antediluvian The used casually, so bleak. Listen to me, my friends, but on a mustache shakes. We work with quails.At first a few general tips that apply to all further prescriptions. Singeing quail carcass must be handled carefully and gently, in any case, not at the stake, and not on the gas stove. You can lose precious fat, and then burn the skin. It is best to use for this purpose a cotton swab moistened Read more [...]
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Goose with rice

First, as always we plucked, scorched, gutted ...Fat Interior not to throw !!!Prepare carrots and onions.Fat on the interior and it will fry!Fry and lay on the bottom of the panSprinkle with admixture of FOUR peppers, cumin, herbs, saltPuts layers of poultry, not forgetting all sprinkled with a mixture of magicAdd on top 2-3 tablespoons of sour wine (I use dry red wine). What it is not dopit – Keep an open warm about 2 months. Type light vinegar obtained. But much more delicious and all natural.Close the lid and put in the oven for 4 hours at 200…. +175 Degrees.While there is a process Read more [...]
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Traces of capercaillie

Short winter day. Before ringing in the ears softly in a snowy forest. Its inhabitants prepared for the cold weather, can withstand extreme frost test, but it is not enough to survive the already harsh conditions. We must also guard against the enemies ...Traces of feeding female capercaillie on pine — the top branches clipped beak bird needles. And the droppings from the remnants of the needles. In gluharok litter smaller than roosters. That's Now comb the forest hunter, not adapted to noiseless movement, heard from afar. Throwing behind double-barreled Read more [...]
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Karelian seasons. Spring

Everything described below occurred on the territory, the epicenter of which was a wooden hut. The most ordinary, nothing special, though, felled carefully, "for himself", with a huge oven. She stood on the river Sume, and used it fishermen hunters. Anyway, everything was tied to it or start from it.Died down with ice March flooring. By lowlands crept fog podedu remnants nozdryatogo, tired of snow. He quickly melted, muddy streams filled with moisture, rushed in streams and more further in river. Land ready for the birth of a new life filled with the hum. By thawed steamed. Read more [...]
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On the driven hunt in Wales

Among the admirers of hunting tourism, perhaps, there is no lover of hunting writers who wanted to visit the driven hunt in the UK.And who, in preparation for the hunt for the nearest body of water, did not draw to itself the delightful paintings of hunting: a light mist, you're wearing a hunting jacket, color cap, which bore Sherlock Holmes, you have an elegant movement you put in the shoulder butt gorizontalki high parsing click on descent, heard two shots, and a pair of pheasants falls at your feet ... Alas, the hard reality chases away the dream, as the wind disperses the fog wife separates Read more [...]
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He embarrasses

Romulus at full speed, braked paws began to turn on the standauthor photoRussian dictionary S.I.Ozhegova interprets the meaning of the word «discomfiture» as a state of embarrassment, awkwardness; awkward and ridiculous. It's about the embarrassment that experienced in the hunt this year my kurtshaar, I want to tell.Was the last decade of September. Swift-winged swallows flew away, and with them, and many songbirds migrated south. From the skies already came the sad cry of the cranes leaving the native open spaces. Has rung and transient Indian summer. Waving goodbye to the wing, it Read more [...]
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We live on the sixth continent

Despite the extremely harsh climatic conditions, Antarctica can not be called a continent devoid of life. At the heart of the continent lies the realm of ice and stones, but the margin of the continent washed by the Southern Ocean, actively render habitable as birds and mammals. Both are closely linked to the sea, or rather with the marine resources: krill, squid, fish ...The male emperor penguin reach growth of 130 cm and weigh in an average of 35−40 kg. Females reach 114 cm in height and 30 kg. Mirny station is on Davis Sea coast. Antarctic Circle is Read more [...]
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On the experience of working with the goshawk

For more than thirty-five years, I had to keep and train Goshawk huntingAt first it was just a hobby, and later grew into a profession and become work. Goshawk contained more than other birds of prey, because it is the most affordable Poultry Moscow and Moscow region: it is very easy to catch, easy to find the nest and get chicks, and flown away bird can always quickly replaced by another. Therefore, the Goshawk was easier to practice different training methods.I'll try to briefly tell you about the people and books that have influenced my work with the goshawk.As a child I lived in the Lipetsk Read more [...]
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Life-giving

Historically, people moving in search of a comfortable stay, settled near water, be it river, lake or sea. Until now, far from "well-off" the village center to hear from local residents respectful, with barely perceptible bitterness: "We are only feeding the river and ..."Incountry great number of rivers and lakes — on Kola Peninsula — the river Paz. It takes its origin above the Arctic Circle, Lake Inari, in Finland. With its curves and This rapid rapids river drops about two hundred years ago, completely separates Russia from its northern neighbor — Read more [...]
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Predator of the sparrow unit

This bird is in many respects unusual. Forty-LIKE, BUT NOT Forty RODNYA.PO behavior and many external sign - typically small predators, but is to further kinship with waxwings and thrushes. APPLY TO songbirds, but the songs do not POET.NAVERNOE, it's time to call it: gray shrike.The name of the shrike was because of the appearance - it's really far away can be confused with a magpie, which (in miniature), he is a bit like its appearance and color: gray with a touch of black and white, with a long tail step. A bit like a magpie shrike and pozyvka - sharp "check-check-check." The Latin name of this Read more [...]
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