Shadowness - dominikaaniola http://shadowness.com Still learning, so don't be very hard on me. But good advice is always welcomed. You may want to subscribe me on FB and be up to date: https://ww... en Autumn 9 http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/autumn-9 <a href="http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/autumn-9"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/466805/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Location: Jezioro Bystrzyckie (Bystrzyckie Lake), Poland Copyright © by Dominika Anioła Sun, 14 Dec 2014 09:06:13 -0500 Tadorna Ferruginea http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/tadorna-ferruginea <a href="http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/tadorna-ferruginea"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/466670/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Specie: Ruddy Shelduck Location: ZOO, Wroclaw, Poland The Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea) is a member of the duck, goose and swan family Anatidae. It is in the shelduck subfamily Tadorninae. In India it is known as the Brahminy Duck. There are very small resident populations of this species in north west Africa and Ethiopia, but the main breeding area of this species is from southeast Europe across central Asia to Southeast Asia. These birds are mostly migratory, wintering in the Indian Subcontinent. This is a bird of open country, and it will breed on cliffs, in burrows, tree holes or crevices distant from water, laying 6-16 creamy-white eggs, incubated for 30 days. The Ruddy Shelduck is usually found in pairs or small groups and rarely forms large flocks. However, moulting and wintering gatherings on chosen lakes or slow rivers can be very large. Copyright © by Dominika Anioła Sat, 13 Dec 2014 09:02:52 -0500 Autumn Butterfly http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/autumn-butterfly <a href="http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/autumn-butterfly"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/465082/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Specie: Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) Location: Wrocław, Poland Copyright © by Dominika Anioła Tue, 02 Dec 2014 15:55:44 -0500 Autumn Bee http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/autumn-bee <a href="http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/autumn-bee"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/465081/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Location: Wrocław, Poland Copyright © by Dominika Anioła Tue, 02 Dec 2014 15:54:26 -0500 Autumn 8 http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/autumn-8 <a href="http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/autumn-8"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/464653/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Location: Jezioro Bystrzyckie (Bystrzyckie Lake), Poland Copyright © by Dominika Anioła Sun, 30 Nov 2014 08:01:17 -0500 Autumn 6 http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/autumn-6 <a href="http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/autumn-6"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/464503/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Location: Jezioro Bystrzyckie (Bystrzyckie Lake), Poland Copyright © by Dominika Anioła Sat, 29 Nov 2014 07:24:17 -0500 Lord Derby's parakeet http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/lord-derby--s-parakeet <a href="http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/lord-derby--s-parakeet"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/464396/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Specie: Lord Derby’s parakeet Location: ZOO, Wroclaw, Poland The Lord Derby’s parakeet (Psittacula derbiana), also known as Derbyan parakeet, is a monotypic parrot species, which is confined to small pocket of moist evergreen forest in the hills of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh and the adjoining parts of Tibet. The species suffers from poaching for the illegal wildlife trade and fetches a high price in the black market. The adult male and female are easily distinguished because they have different beak colours and slightly different plumage. Lord Derby’s parakeets are average 20 inches (50 centimeters) in length and are sexually dimorphic. They have a mostly green plumage over their dorsal surface (i.e. from behind), black lores and lower cheeks, a bluish-purple crown and pale yellow eyes. The throat, breast, abdomen and under-wing coverts are greyish blue to lavender. Male birds have a red upper mandible with a yellow tip, while the lower mandible is black. The females have an all-black beak. Copyright © by Dominika Anioła Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:15:32 -0500 We'll walk this path together http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/we--ll-walk-this-path-together <a href="http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/we--ll-walk-this-path-together"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/464177/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Location: Owl Mountains, Poland The Owl Mountains (Polish: Góry Sowie) is a mountain range in the Central Sudetes in south-west Poland. It runs between the historic Lower Silesian region and Kłodzko Land. The range includes a protected area called Owl Mountains Landscape Park. The Owl Mountains are very diversified in terms of height. The highest peaks are Wielka Sowa (“Great Owl”; 1014 metres in altitude) and Kalenica (964 m) with its viewing tower. The remaining peaks reach the height from 200 to 987 metres above sea level. Except for the summit clearings and the mountain passes, the Owl Mountains represent the spruce-clad type of mountains. There may be also observed a rare occurrence of the beech and the yew. The Owl Mountains are covered by a network of tourist trails. The favourite tourist destinations of the Owl Mountains include: the Stone Tower on Wielka Nowa, the viewing tower on Kalenica, Grodno Castle in Zagórze Śląskie, the adit complexes of Project Riese near Walim, and the Mining Museum in the country of Poland. Copyright © by Dominika Anioła Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:13:17 -0500 Hope http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/hope <a href="http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/hope"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/464176/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Location: Owl Mountains, Poland The Owl Mountains (Polish: Góry Sowie) is a mountain range in the Central Sudetes in south-west Poland. It runs between the historic Lower Silesian region and Kłodzko Land. The range includes a protected area called Owl Mountains Landscape Park. The Owl Mountains are very diversified in terms of height. The highest peaks are Wielka Sowa (“Great Owl”; 1014 metres in altitude) and Kalenica (964 m) with its viewing tower. The remaining peaks reach the height from 200 to 987 metres above sea level. Except for the summit clearings and the mountain passes, the Owl Mountains represent the spruce-clad type of mountains. There may be also observed a rare occurrence of the beech and the yew. The Owl Mountains are covered by a network of tourist trails. The favourite tourist destinations of the Owl Mountains include: the Stone Tower on Wielka Nowa, the viewing tower on Kalenica, Grodno Castle in Zagórze Śląskie, the adit complexes of Project Riese near Walim, and the Mining Museum in the country of Poland. Copyright © by Dominika Anioła Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:09:55 -0500 Hooded Crow http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/hooded-crow <a href="http://shadowness.com/dominikaaniola/hooded-crow"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/458795/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Specie: Hooded Crow Location: ZOO, Wroclaw, Poland The hooded crow (Corvus cornix) (also called hoodiecrow) is a Eurasian bird species in the crow genus. Widely distributed, it is also known locally as Scotch crow, Danish crow, and corbie or grey crow in Ireland. Found across Northern, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, as well as parts of the Middle East, it is an ashy grey bird with black head, throat, wings, tail and thigh feathers, as well as a black bill, eyes and feet. Like other corvids it is an omnivorous and opportunistic forager and feeder. The male is the larger bird, otherwise the sexes are alike. The flight is slow and heavy and usually straight. The length varies from 48 to 52 cm (19 to 20 in). When first hatched the young are much blacker than the parents. Juveniles have duller plumage with bluish or greyish eyes and initially a red mouth. Wingspan is 98 cm (39 in) and weight is on average 510 grammes. Copyright © by Dominika Anioła Sat, 25 Oct 2014 08:24:16 -0400