anonymous asked:

Update on rudy??? The swaggin raccoon???

well, there’s a prospective PhD student visiting from France right now so the PI of the office I’m in said that Rudy had to go on the floor. So he’s on the floor.

But otherwise, still swaggin.

Hey bird friends and foes,
I’ve been absent for a long time, busy with hand-raising orphaned baby birds.
So far in 2015, I have hand-raised 5 Blue Tits, 2 Great Tits and 5 Black Redstarts. 1 Great Tit and the 5 Redstarts are still here awaiting release.
Many sick or injured birds had to be taken to the vet, many birds could be saved, some unfortunately not. :-(
I was on the phone a lot, assisting people who had found baby birds, we drove about 2000 km to the vet in just 1 month, I had to refill the feeders outside on a daily basis to facilitate the integration of the released birds into the bird youngster groups in the yard.
Now I’m very tired. :-) On the picture you can see a Black Redstart fledgling being fed a cricket. :-)
Black Redstart ~ Hausrotschwanz ~ Phoenicurus ochrurus
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News in from tour leader, Keith Valentine:

Today marked the final day of our exceptionally successful Thailand tour. We were richly rewarded in the south of the country as we enjoyed fabulous views of Malayan Banded and Mangrove Pittas, Barred Eagle Owl, Spotted Wood Owl, Scarlet-rumped Trogon, Green Broadbill, Blyth’s Frogmouth, Nicobar Pigeon, Red-bearded Bee-eater and a vagrant Beach Thick-knee. Our final trip total of 544 species reflects just what a remarkable country this is for birdwatching and I am already looking forward to returning next year.

Photos – Siamese Fireback, Juvenile Barred Eagle Owl, Nicobar Pigeon, Blue Pitta, Malayan Banded Pitta, White-bellied Redstart, Siberian Rubythroat and Limestone Wren-babbler.

Black Redstart (male) ~ Hausrotschwanz (Hahn) ~ Phoenicurus ochruros

Has anyone seen this small migrant bird? If yes, please tell him to come home soon. We miss him!!


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Black Redstart (fledglings) ~ Hausrotschwanz (Ästlinge) ~ Phoenicurus ochruros

Three cuddly Redstarts, handraised and released in 2013.

Black Redstarts love rocks, cliffs and buildings (why and how? Read here) and are not so much into greenery, that is why the companion Blue Tit fledgling (not in the picture) rested on fresh hazelnut branches, while these guys slept in the most peculiar places like bookshelves or, like depicted above, on the cozy heating pipes, 10 feet (3 m) above the floor. :-D


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