Sonntag, 8. Januar 2017

New Year Bones

About a year ago my uncle was telling me about a skull he spotted in a hedge near his house. It was the skull of a hare, he said. If I'm interested in it, he will bring it to me the next time we will meet again, he said.Well, we met a few times but he always forgot the skull. Until now, he brought it to me. But it wasn't the skull of a hare in the box, oh no... What's in that box? See it under the cut!

Samstag, 7. Januar 2017

Christmas Presents

I know I'm a bit late, but I found these two feathers on the 25. December. Both are very special and unique. The first one is a crow feather with white spots on it. I found many crow feathers so far, but non of them had white markings on it - so, WOW!

The second one is from a bird I rarely see: it's a feather of a kingfisher! I almost stomped on it, it was pure luck to find it on the ground. But I was so happy to find such a feather, a wish came true! <3

Only a smal part of the feather is blue.
Eh, I'm so happy about these findings that I needed to share them. <3
Have a nice 2017!

Dienstag, 29. November 2016

Bird Beaks

I was interested in animals and bones since I was a small kid, but I preferred mammals more than birds and I think it's still that way. Anyhow, birds could be very impressive too, especially when it comes to their beak. Cool people could say a lot about a bird by just looking at its beak. I'm not that cool, but I'm trying xD
So, I have three interesting bird skulls with amazing beaks here, let's have a look at them under the cut!

Montag, 7. November 2016

Picture of the Day

Caterpillar of Phlogophora meticulosa. We met it at the last warm day in November the 4th. I hope it found a cozy place right now.

Donnerstag, 29. September 2016

Find of the Day

We visited the lake yesterday and among the driftwood I found a very scruffy feather. First I was like "Oh look, a buzzard feather! What a pitty it's so washed up.", but then I had a closer look to it. For a buzzard feather it was too short and the colors/markings aren't buzzard-like either. There was also a kind of fluff on the feather surface... So, what does that mean? Exactly, it must be an owl feather!

I cleaned the feather at home and now it looks quite pretty again. I think it's a wing feather of a tawny owl. YAY! I rarely find owl feathers so I'm pretty happy about this one.

If you want to know how to clean and refresh scruffy feathers have a look over here.
And if you like to know how to differ owl feathers from other bird feather look here.

Mittwoch, 28. September 2016

Picture of the Day

Skulls of: rabbit, red fox and goat.
We were succesful! Our bounty after a stroll through the deep and mighty mountain forest.

Dienstag, 20. September 2016

Fossil Hunt

This time I did something new: I went on fossil hunt! Together with one of my best friends I explored the stone pit called "Schümel" in Holderbank (Aargau). I've never been there  before, I just got a hint by a foreign mineral enthusiast I met in the train a year ago. There were many questions in my head, like: How to find them? How do they look like? And what do I eat? Get the answers under the cut...