Monthly Archives: March 2013

Does your camera have a wrist strap?

Well, does it? No, not your tiny point&shoot, but your DSLR with the 200 or more mm zoom lens. They all come with neck straps. Personally I find neck straps to be of good use, but limited carrying comfort. For … Continue reading

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Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. No, not what you think! Today’s post is about members of the family Paridae. This family is most famous for the bat- and bird-brain-eating Zombie Tits, usually known as Great Tits (Parus major). Great Tits are … Continue reading

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Pathetic, awesome giraffe necks

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. Most of you have probably read the SV-POW! posts on giraffe and sauropods necks (here, here, here, here), including the latest post and the paper it deals with (Taylor & Wedel 2013 – Yay for open … Continue reading

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It’s springtime! Seriously!

Dieser Beitrag auf deutsch. It is springtime! Finally springtime! Cute baby animals all around, flowers in bloom, everybody basking in the sun. Gotta be springtime, right? Well……. This Turkoman Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo turcomanus) is definitely not cold, and enjoys … Continue reading

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more Holzmaden marine reptiles – this time at the MfN

Dieser Beitrag auf deutsch. I’ve bombarded you with marine reptiles of all kinds from the Posidonia Shale of Holzmaden before, all of them from the Urweltmuseum Hauff: ichthyosaurs, more ichthyosaurs, and plesiosaurs (including pliosaurs) and crocodiles – as well as … Continue reading

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What’s doing science like? Laboriosus se alet sciurus!

Dieser Beitrag auf deutsch. little by little the squirrel feeds itself. OK, works better in German, where it is a colloquial phrase. The English equivalent is Little by little the bird builds its nest. I translated the phrase into Latin, … Continue reading

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Common cranes in the wild

Dieser Beitrag auf deutsch. Yesterday, I had much better luck photographing birds in then wild than the day before. I got the closest I have ever been to Common Cranes and gulls in the wild – although I need to … Continue reading

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a marina in winter

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. While trying to get some nice bird shots at the snowy Baltic Sea I took some photos of a deserted and frozen marina today. Some of them are kinda nice, so I’ll post them below. To … Continue reading

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Cool dino conference in Spain this fall

Dieser Beitrag auf deutsch. This fall, from September 5-7, the VI International Symposium about Dinosaurs Palaeontology and their Environment will be held in Salas de los Infantes (Burgos, Spain). Organizers are the Colectivo Arqueológico y Paleontológico Salense and the Museum … Continue reading

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surprise dino-art

Dieser Beitrag auf deutsch. Sometimes, you find dinosaurs in places you’d never expect them. Recently, I went for a walk with our youngest in his stroller, and hit upon this: sorry it’s only a cellphone photo. But this is a … Continue reading

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Theropod Thursday 44: mammal-devouring fail

Dieser Beitrag auf deutsch. The London Zoo has spread over a neighbouring channel, creating an area in which a bunch of birds are housed. Some in cages, some in the huge Snowdon Aviary. It houses some cranes, some ducks, green … Continue reading

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Mammal Monday 47: baby rhino update

Dieser Beitrag auf deutsch. A while ago I received an email from a blog reader asking for an update on the baby Eastern Black rhino (Diceros bicornis michaeli) Akili living in the Zoo Berlin. Is she well? Is she growing? … Continue reading

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funniest science article ever?

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. Browsing the German palaeo-blogs (yes, there are a few really good ones) I just came across an entry at Gunnar Ries’ Mente et Malleo that deals with a paper published in the Journal of Geology. A … Continue reading

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Welcome to dinosaurpalaeo in German

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. The title says it all: from today on there will be a German version of dinosaurpalaeo. Why? Good question. Perhaps because I more and more realize that some people have trouble with my English. And I … Continue reading

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