Monday, June 10, 2019

Second chance for a Marten?



















This is what crossed our path today on our way to Ommen (The Netherlands). Probably not a traffic victim, but likely a sick or exhausted (dog attack?) young Pine Marten Martes martes (that's at least what I was told, could it be a Martes foina?). Note the fly eggs and damage to its ear, as well as numerous ticks and fleas on the rest of its body. Picked it up in my sweater, took it with us to the camping and called the animal ambulance that brought it to a recovery center. Job done. It appeared to have enough energy left for a recovery, but we’ll see (an update later?)

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Great beachcombing find









Two Bald Eagle chicks on their tide line nest, almost a decade ago on Middleton Island (Gulf of Alaska). The entire family (as well as 5 more nesting pairs and some non-breeders) were subject to a certified diet study at the time, for which we met once every two weeks. Currently trying to close that gap between fieldwork and publication…