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Catching Amur falcons.

Amur hunting begins just after the call goes out for evening prayers at the Newcastle Mosque. By then the sun has dipped below the horizon and the first Amur falcon tumbles into a high altitude mist net set up amongst … Continue reading

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Recovered from the bellies of fish, hands of prisoners and the claws of family cats

Spent last weekend with a bunch of ornithologists trying to catch a white bellied bustard. This is not a particularly rare bird, but it does seem to have an inkling of what those pesky humans are up too with their … Continue reading

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