Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) Did you know…… The kingfisher is able to switch between monocular vision (eyes used separately) and binocular vision (eyes used together). It uses monocular vision in air and binocular vision in water. It’s underwater vision might not be razor sharp, but certainly good enough for to estimating distance to its […]
The Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) Did you know…… For a long time, swallows were believed to hibernate in holes in the ground or underwater, withdrawn in some kind of torpid state. Nowadays we know they migrate to warmer countries during wintertime.
The Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) Did you know…… Mute swans often mate for life as a monogamous couple. They even raise the cygnets as a pair. Mute swans often use the same nest each year, restoring it if neceassairy.
1. If it Walks Like a Goose And it Talks Like a Goose…. As soon as this Army of Cuteness arrives, the most fanatical birder goes “awwwwwwww”. Bold loitering spontaneously share their sandwiches, a homeless worriedly counts whether they are as many as yesterday. 2. Interview by Bored Panda “Talented Dutch nature photographer Roeselien […]
I’ve always loved the saying: ‘If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.’ Because nothing can argue with that, can it? Elaborating on this idea, one could argue, that if it walks like a goose and it talks like a goose…it probably is a goose, right? […]