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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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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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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Birds of townsfolk

Judging by the title of the essay, you could write a whole article. Speaking of songbirds, even to list them at random will not be easy. Also become quite common nightingales, warblers and warblers, are such a relatively rare songstress as Bluethroat and Orioles. Several times had to see and hear the cuckoo and yellow wagtails, nuthatches and titmice Long (winter). Recently I came across pika surveyed in search of food trunk of an old elm tree in front of my door.Photo by Alexander Mishchenko Terms and conditions for nesting at We are quite good. Here, as they say, there is Read more [...]
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Results of field expeditions

October 21 at the Center for Bird Banding took 73rd meeting of the Working Group on Waterfowl of Northern EurasiaSpeakers talked about the results of field research in the country and abroad. For the past 12 years in Moscow, conducted surveys of breeding ducks. Since 1998 it has been an increase in the capital of nesting and wintering ducks. In the summer of 2009, is taken into account: Mallard –  907 broods, Tufted Duck - 50 Pochard - 14. Significantly increased the number of breeding Gogol (54) and Ogar (39).Field work on the peninsula of Kanin Nos (Shoyna) allowed a user works on certain Read more [...]
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Faster than the wind

One of the fastest in horizontal flight of birds considered sandgrouse. And no wonder: the powerful muscles of their long pointed wings allows flapping with unusual frequency.If the number of white-bellied modern Ryabkov reasonable to raise the question of deducing it from Kazakhstan endangered species list. and the former Soviet Union, four kinds Ryabkov met in different locations, mainly in the the south. AT Currently, two types of — Pallas sand grouse (Syrrhaptes paradoxus) and black-bellied sandgrouse (Pterocles orientalis) — Read more [...]
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Feathered symbol of Tuva

South Tuva - one of the most beautiful places in Russia, there is a surprising combination of mountain and steppeLandscapes concise, we can say harsh, but having some elusive appeal. That is why I am very grateful to my friend – Doctor of Biological Sciences Professor of Krasnoyarsk State University AA Baranov, because several times he took me in his ornithological expedition to South Tuva.A kind of symbol of this country are stone gravestones hills pagan holy places - ovaa, Lamaist suburgans and, of course, a yurt. Flower of the South Tuva can be regarded as a tiny yellow iris, appearing Read more [...]
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Moan ... This often vulgar words are used in everyday speech. And everyone must have understood its importance. Moan - so annoyingly begging for something, trying to soften. However, not everyone knows that in the nature of a living creature feathered, the name of which is formed by an unusual verb "moan".Photos Spencer Wright I remember once in the childhood distant father, an experienced hunter, took us to little brother in forest. We got up before dark. Dawn found us walking the dewy path with wicker basket in hands that we do not forgotten Read more [...]
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Lapwings on stamps

ST Aksakov in his book "Notes of a rifle hunter Orenburg province" wrote about lapwing: "This is the true the proverb:" The last spoke in a chariot "across the marsh birds. For what? Photo from the author's archive In fairness, I do not know; taste its meat lapwing no ordinary sandpiper no worse, and many more beautiful. Nor is it to vodilas and in extreme abundance; but the hunters were looking at her with contempt, and probably because it gets everywhere and myrrh other game».Chibisa familiar to hunters. These waders among the first to return to the breeding grounds. His Read more [...]
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It is not only a breeder

Photo by the author Ended spring hunting drakes with stool, it's time to think about preserving livestock and improving the breed. On the hunt you have selected the most vociferous and casino ducks and decided to allow to approach them drakes. Before you start laying ducks need to bring in the "factory" body condition: they must produce more plant and animal food or feed for laying hens.Their trough should always be river sand, shell or eggshell. Of course, well, if your ducks can walk around the area, collecting slugs, worms and snails (they will not refuse from frogs). And even Read more [...]
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Fishing calendars and jack snipe

As is known, and quite naturally – fishermen and hunters spend much time on Nature. AND that I am often amazed and admired my long practice of hunting and fishing – This unexpected interesting meetings with natural phenomena and peeped episodes from the life of the animal world.This applies in fully and the so-called «quiet hunting»: Mushroom picking, berries, and as just a walk on forests, fields and ponds. Yes, that saying such a meeting take place, and while all other Read more [...]
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Photo by Anton Zhuravkova Mallard – the largest of dabbling ducks. Weight males ranges from 1 to 2 kilograms. Females are much smaller than – from 0.8 to 1.5 kg. This type most prosperous among the duck tribe. Annually hunted in Russia are from 4 to 5 million birds. The male in breeding plumage the head and upper neck are black with a green sheen, they are separated from the rest of the clearly visible narrow white ring. Several medium tail feathers curled in a well-marked ring. Mirror on the wing, consisting of seven feathers, purple, with white trim front and rear. Read more [...]
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Beware of the birds on nests!

I, who grew up in the village, have had to observe the behavior of game birds during incubation clutches. About his meetings with birds in the spring and I want to tell. Teterka on the nest Large birds – capercaillie, black grouse, ducks – when approaching a person, as a rule, take off, leaving the eggs and even the newly hatched chicks. Waders – snipe and woodcock – They are trying to divert people from the nest by pretending wounded. You walk past any swamp – suddenly soars snipe. If he just flew at him, no one would have paid any attention, but Read more [...]
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Vnimanie- need help hunters!

photo Vyacheslav thus drawing At the beginning of June in Moscow from the UK coming to BBC crew filming the popular science film about the life of a woodcock.Main task is to remove a few days woodcock nest incubating female, downy chicks and litter.To this end, it is desirable to have until June 4 to accept some woodcock nests in Moscow and Vladimir regions or other nearby areas (preferably not below 150 km from the capital).Maybe someone of you will find the nest woodcock. Please note the exact location and a few days later to check its safety and availability of the female on Read more [...]
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The anthill to help extremals

In the forests of the middle band, in the forest, you can always find anthills. How can use the anthills in the end, the person who turned one on one with wild nature. It is known that nests with greater or lesser degree of objectivity used for orientation. On a more or less open glades or in uniform density of the forest, the nest is always located on the South side of the tree trunk, protecting the colony from the cold from the North. In addition, there are many original areas the use of an anthill. Large brown or black ants can be caught and eaten. Better to cook them, but there can be extreme Read more [...]
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Birds’ eggs

When behaving autonomous struggle for survival in the wild, you need to be smart in order to provide themselves with provisions. In different natural areas can detect concentrations of birds of various species. Flock of birds 90% indicates the presence of nearby nest and, therefore, birds' eggs. Birds' eggs, edible! Besides – the majority of them are tasty and rich in protein that will give you such a necessary force. Well, if the birds nest in the hills, uplands in Krutoyarov – then get to the nests will not be difficult. If the nest on tall trees – not always possible to reach Read more [...]
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Snails, worms, insects — food

Good day, comrade! Just specify the article below, someone may sicken (especially in females), but I think it is necessary, and as one of the options fully autonomous existence (though, would be to kako time) in terms of food. Everything below can be found throughout much of our country. And the article is not in the case of nuclear (or even some sort of poisoning the environment Attack) attack. Article in my opinion is relevant for this time of year. Itself from below given something tried ... Hopefully someone will find something important Bon appetit!] Most likely, it will be for insects Read more [...]
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survival tips

HOW TO GET RID OF WASPS.Wasps build their nests under the eaves of cottages and private houses, causing the significant concern owners. Let's not forget that wasps are very active carriers of the digestive infections, because flying everywhere, including on dumps in search of a sugar-containing products, and then can land on a plate already washed fruit on your table.If you already were wasps in the past year, then they will fly again. In late may - early June wasps scout fly in search of a suitable place to nest, and they really love the place where previously there were wasp nests. Ordinary means Read more [...]
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Live Broadcast from the nest

In Iowa, farmers set the camera near the nest of eagles and through an Internet live broadcast and as said comrade SennaTOR «with internet tourists appeared sofa-survivalist. schA sofa ornithologists will appear. » Off-topic resource, of course, but about the birds, who might like)

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For tourist: Duck

Mallard or Mallard (Latin Anas platyrhynchos) - A bird of the duck family (Anatidae) detachment of waterfowl (Anseriformes). More popular and widespread feral duck. The body length is about 62 cm males, females - about 57 cm, weight achieves 1-1.5 kg. Head and neck of a male green, goiter and breast brown-brown, dorsal and ventral side of the body grayish color with thin transverse spots. Female brown coloring with darker spots, the ventral side of brownish-gray with longitudinal streaks. On the wing of male and female blue-violet "mirror". Kind of a migratory bird. Inhabits fresh Read more [...]
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