Shrikes, Pigeons and Hummingbirds

Four new additions to the wildlife gallery today… I found the Great Grey Shrike hunting over farmland in the Brandenburg area of Germany on the way back from looking for wolves (no success there!). The Green Imperial Pigeon was in Sri Lanka and both the Lesser Violetear and the Purple-throated Mountain Gem were in the cloud forest of Monteverde, Costa Rica.

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Painted Wolves, Burnished Brass and Hawk-moths

More additions to the wildlife gallery this evening... The Painted Wolves photo shows part of the pack after they had failed to hunt Waterbuck on the Olifants River in South Africa. The Burnished Brass and the Elephant Hawk-moth were both photographed much closer to home, here in the Forest of ... Read more

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Capercaillies and Sparrowhawks

Today the wildlife gallery has been added to with this photograph of a Western Capercaillie found in the Caledonian pine forest of the Cairngorms in Scotland, and this Little Sparrowhawk found in the Punda Maria rest camp in the far north of the Kruger National Park, South Africa.