Dinosaur of the week: Eurasian Coot

eurasian cootAdmire the feet of Fulica atra. The species suffers from several threads: hunting, wetland drainage, oil pollution, and drowning in fishing nets, to name but a few. Biggest enemy: Homo sapiens. This one though was fairly safe in Regent’s Park, London.

Dinosaur of the week: Woodchat Shrike

woodchat shrikeThis Lanius senator was looking for food in an olive groove in Tafraoui near Oran. The species is in decline because of intense agriculture and thus habitat and food loss, and herbicide and pesticide use and thus more loss of food.

Dinosaur of the week: Western Marsh Harrier

marsh harrier

This Circus aeruginosus was flying over the reeds of Otmoor, an RSPB reserve. The species is facing threats like shooting and in Otmoor in particular habitat loss because some nitwits want to build another road in the area. If you’re like me not happy with this and you live in the UK or are a Brit, please consider signing this petition: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/217244 Thank you!