Sonntag, 19. Februar 2017

Antilocapra americana

Hello and welcome to another entry about my collected oddities. This time I want to talk about my christmas present to myself of 2016. It's a skull of an unordinary animal. An animal, which only lives in North America. Did I arouse your curiosity? Well, then let's go under the cut! 

Samstag, 21. Januar 2017

Winter - so far so good


Winter 2016/2017 started very strange. It was a long time too warm and there was no snow, not even in the mountains. There was also no rain, it was too dry! This unusually warm time was the reason that a lot of the migratory birds didn't came to our shores. I think they stayed at home or didn't fly so far as usual. Well, but there were still animals for my camera. See my loot under the cut!

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.