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Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 8th December 2019, 23:19
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By jurek
I think there is a great potential here for...

I think there is a great potential here for preservation of semi-natural grassy wetlands and dry meadows in Central and Eastern Europe.

Mind you, however, grazing protects wildlife and cares of...
Forum: Mammals Saturday 7th December 2019, 16:58
Replies: 12
Views: 407
Posted By jurek
Opa, Opa, aren't we in the 2010s? There is no...

Opa, Opa, aren't we in the 2010s?

There is no point of taking seriously an uncommented film from social media. Especially from Russia, full of rumour, confusion, fake news and general information...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 7th December 2019, 16:51
Replies: 46
Views: 1,114
Posted By jurek
Great report, I hope it helps in my upcoming trip!

Great report, I hope it helps in my upcoming trip!
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Friday 6th December 2019, 18:17
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By jurek
Could somebody help making a list of filming...

Could somebody help making a list of filming locations or places where these things can be seen?

Episode 1.
Walrus & polar bears - Kozhevnikova Cape & Ryrkaypiy, Chukotka, Russia
Brown bears &...
Forum: Mammals Friday 6th December 2019, 08:42
Replies: 12
Views: 407
Posted By jurek
It is moderately sad that people still give a...

It is moderately sad that people still give a second thought of these news/photos/videos from Russian social media. ;)

Why not go for the classic of Russian culture, namely the story that a live...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Thursday 5th December 2019, 20:32
Replies: 1
Views: 139
Posted By jurek
Looks like a classic illustration of Allen's rule...

Looks like a classic illustration of Allen's rule (animals in colder climate have shorter limbs) and Bergmann's rule (warm-blooded animals in colder climate are larger)....
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Friday 29th November 2019, 12:31
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By jurek
You can post a similar link from a different...

You can post a similar link from a different source, if you want to.

BBC was long ago spotted artificially combining scenes into narratives impossible in the wild. In different high-profile TV...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 28th November 2019, 23:59
Replies: 23
Views: 569
Posted By jurek
Then I read a book of people who kayaked down...

Then I read a book of people who kayaked down rivers in Belarus. I cannot remember the name, but it may be available as a tour guidebook in Poland. They kayaked through Orlovskoye Polesie. Probably...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Thursday 28th November 2019, 22:23
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By jurek
The series apparently has inaccuracies: blaming...

The series apparently has inaccuracies: blaming walrus deaths to climate change, although similar events occurred long ago. Besides, footage from two places was combined into one....
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 28th November 2019, 21:00
Replies: 23
Views: 569
Posted By jurek
Rephrasing an old proverb - who fears jaguars,...

Rephrasing an old proverb - who fears jaguars, does not go to Pantanal. ;)

Not that I disregard the risk, simply that risk of being devoured by a jaguar is tiny compared to other risks. For example...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 28th November 2019, 09:57
Replies: 23
Views: 569
Posted By jurek
Pantanal is a big place, and I can only comment...

Pantanal is a big place, and I can only comment from brief visit on the area of Porto Jofre which is the most famous jaguar tourism area.

There are surprisingly many small tours and hotels in the...
Forum: Mammals Thursday 21st November 2019, 20:20
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By jurek
If somebody is interested if would be better to...

If somebody is interested if would be better to read actual articles from Romania, not the BBC review.

There is lots of literature about preventing human-bear conflict both from Europe and North...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 20th November 2019, 19:23
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By jurek
Nice report! I would always welcome tips how to...

Nice report!

I would always welcome tips how to find more owls (technique and strategy tips, not stakeout places or contacts to local people).
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 18th November 2019, 22:35
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By jurek
TN is across the river from the nearest village...

TN is across the river from the nearest village (reachable by a bus or a car). You can stay in TN proper, or you can stay (cheaper) outside and arrange a cheap and quick transport across the river...
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 17th November 2019, 22:40
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By jurek
Driving in Kuala Lumpur is a traffic jam similar...

Driving in Kuala Lumpur is a traffic jam similar to Bangkok. However I crossed the city at night and went north towards Taman Negara. Roads there are usually less crowded and rather good quality....
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Sunday 17th November 2019, 22:35
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By jurek
These two lizards (a skink? and a gecko) lived in...

These two lizards (a skink? and a gecko) lived in houses in Nimbokrang, New Guinea. The snake was flushed in upland Waigeo, Raja Ampat. The agamid lizard was on Halmahera, Moluccas.

I have several...
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Sunday 17th November 2019, 22:24
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By jurek
These two turtles lived as sad captives in a...

These two turtles lived as sad captives in a restraurant on central Flores. 1-3 is one individual, 4-5 a second.
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians Sunday 17th November 2019, 22:22
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By jurek
Reptiles to ID (Indonesia: Flores to New Guinea)

Hello,
This grass-green snake with paler belly was seen at night near Labuan Bajo, Flores, Indonesia. With my basic knowledge of reptiles, it looked like a Trimeresurus sp. Anybody can ID or point to...
Forum: Information Wanted Sunday 17th November 2019, 21:50
Replies: 20
Views: 477
Posted By jurek
Hi Albatross, Why not India or Sri Lanka as the...

Hi Albatross,

Why not India or Sri Lanka as the intermediate step? Also, Peninsular Malaysia from Kuala Lumpur is fantastic, mostly easy, birding, with many birds different than Thailand.

I,...
Forum: Mammals Sunday 17th November 2019, 14:18
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By jurek
Cool, but if one looks in hunting magazines,...

Cool, but if one looks in hunting magazines, there are regularly pics of such deformities. Often a whole page in almost every issue is photos of deer with weirdly deformed antlers.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 17th November 2019, 14:14
Replies: 346
Views: 75,152
Posted By jurek
They should split field guides to such bird-rich...

They should split field guides to such bird-rich countries into several pieces geographically, say tropical North vs Central and South. Assuming field guide-books will survive the next decade without...
Forum: Germany Friday 15th November 2019, 19:19
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By jurek
Try Scotland or Scandinavia. In Germany it is...

Try Scotland or Scandinavia. In Germany it is very rare, very shy, and any area with a good probability of a sighting is likely closed for access, too.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 14th November 2019, 22:54
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By jurek
Vulturine Guineafowl have complex societies

Birds make it again! Vulturine Guineafowl, despite having small brains, live in multi-level societies like some most intelligent mammals.

The original...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Thursday 14th November 2019, 16:35
Replies: 35
Views: 1,443
Posted By jurek
@Jos No worries, he is just a simple...

@Jos

No worries, he is just a simple troll.

BTW, number of birds shot in Russia is even bigger than in Malta. Lets propose another self-righteous boycott?
Forum: Conservation Thursday 14th November 2019, 16:29
Replies: 37
Views: 1,491
Posted By jurek
The most effective way to reduce ones carbon...

The most effective way to reduce ones carbon footprint is to kill oneself. I am not at all convinced to protect climate by this thread. But any self-righteous climate protectionist can show others an...
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