Feeding Songbirds in Winter – Great Tits, Blue Tits and Coal Tits

Beside the house where I live, I have a hedge of thujas (Thuja Occidentalis). Thujas are evergreen coniferous shrubs, but they can also develop into tree form. Their thick foliage makes them ideal for hedgerows. The same provides an ideal environment for non-migratory passerines – birds with well developed vocal organs (for this reason they’re … Continue reading “Feeding Songbirds in Winter – Great Tits, Blue Tits and Coal Tits”

Tawny Owl (Strix Aluco) – Filming the Elusive Bird of Prey

The woods where I live is also home to a majestic Tawny Owl. She’s incredibly elusive and absolutely soundless in flight and parchment, so taking any sight of her takes a lot of patience and paying attention. That’s not an easy task given that the terrain in my woods is uneven, very hilly and mostly … Continue reading “Tawny Owl (Strix Aluco) – Filming the Elusive Bird of Prey”