Feb 17, 2015
The most common bird of prey in Denmark, the buzzard, is often patrolling the fields next to our house to see if there should be a little mouse for lunch. Der er jævnlig en musvåge, der flyver over markerne ud for vores hus for at se om der lige skulle være en lille mus til frokost.
Posted by Jesper Ansbaek at 8:28 AM
Feb 15, 2015
White-tailed Eagle, Haliaeetus albicilla is a very large bird. It measures 66–94 cm (26–37 in) in length with a 1.78–2.45 m (5.8–8.0 ft) wingspan. The wingspan, with a midpoint of 2.18 m (7.2 ft), is on average the largest of any eagle. Some individuals have been found to live over 25 years, 21 years being the average for grown up eagles. White-tailed Eagle reaches sexual maturity at the age of 5-7 years, when birds pair up and find territories they last their whole lives. According to the web there are approximately 5 pairs of these eagles on Langeland. White-tailed Eagle is Northern Europe's largest bird of prey, with its giant wingspan the bird is impressive to watch. Among ornithologists it is known as "the flying door". The main diet of the White-tailed Eagle is fish, but they also eat Coot, Mallard, Hare, Gull, Cormorant and pheasant. Sometimes eagles specializes in catching a particular prey, for example cormorant or coot. Havørnen (Haliaeetus albicilla) er Nordeuropas største rovfugl, og med sit gigantiske vingefang er fuglen imponerende at skue. Blandt ornitologer er den kendt som "den flyvende dør" pga. de stive, brede, rektangulære vinger og den korte, kileformede hale, som er hvid hos udvoksede fugle. Menuen kan udover fisk bestå af Blishøne, Gråand, Hare, Måge, Skarv og Fasan. Nogle steder specialiserer ørnene sig i at fange et bestemt byttedyr, f.eks. skarv eller blishøne. Havørne bliver først kønsmodne i en alder af 5-7 år, hvor fuglene danner par og finder territorier, som de holder hele deres liv. Den gennemsnitlige levetid for voksne fugle er ca. 21 år men nogle lever mere end 25 år. Ifølge nettet er der ca. 5 par på Langeland.
Posted by Jesper Ansbaek at 12:38 PM
Feb 11, 2015
I attended a 3 days course in LIFE (LIFE is the EU’s financial instrument supporting environmental and nature conservation projects throughout the EU) monitoring. We had ½ a day without training activities, and used the opportunity for some sightseeing
Posted by Jesper Ansbaek at 9:48 AM
From the mountain pass Cruz Grande we walked down through the pine forest with magnificent views of the mountains. Later we came to the oasis town of Las Tederas lined with palm trees. We walked further down through the semi-desert landscape.
Posted by Jesper Ansbaek at 8:19 AM
We drove from Maspalomas to the idyllic village Ayacata at the center of the island through the dry semi desert that covers the southern part of the Gran Canaria. From Ayacata we started our hike. We walked up through almond groves, later through wild nature. Unfortunately, the top was covered in clouds and it got more and more windy, rainy and cold. Due to the bad weather, we never reached Roque Nublo in 1817 ms height. El Roque Nublo is the symbol of Gran Canaria. It is an enormous basalt monolith of over seventy metres in height, which was formed by volcanic action during the Pleistocene Era. Instead we descended along small streams and the village of La Culata to the larger town of Tejeda.
Posted by Jesper Ansbaek at 7:52 AM