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Species Profile: Arctic Fox

Species Profile: Arctic Fox       Image from: https://www.artphotolimited.com/uk-en/fine-art-photography/wildlife/fox/photo/nature-picturelibrary/arctic-fox-sitting-in-the-snow Introduction The Arctic Fox (Vulpes lagopus) is known for its white coat in...
Thank You S.A.P. Ecology!

Thank You S.A.P. Ecology!

A big thank you to one of our kind sponsors, S.A.P. Ecology and Environmental! S.A.P. Ecology are an ecological consultancy based in Dumfries and East Yorkshire, offering a range of services including habitat surveys, protected species surveys, and forest management...
Species Profile: Atlantic Puffin

Species Profile: Atlantic Puffin

                  Identification The Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) is widely known for its large pale cheeks, signature colorful bill, and black and white bodies. While 26-29 cm long, they only weigh 320-480g. The...
Things You Might Not Know About Iceland – Series 2

Things You Might Not Know About Iceland – Series 2

Iceland is a pioneer of renewable energy  The country’s extraordinary geological features have also allowed Iceland to generate 100% of its electricity and 85% of its total energy from renewable sources. It is able to produce geothermal energy quickly and cheaply by...
Species Profile – Common Redshank

Species Profile – Common Redshank

  Identification Common redshanks (/Tringa totanus/) mcan be identified by their long, bright orange-red legs which give them their name. They are speckled brown on their back, wings, and head, with paler feathers below. Their bills are long and thin, and their...
Species Profile: Common Eider Duck

Species Profile: Common Eider Duck

Identification The common eider duck (Somateria mollissima) is an iconic Icelandic bird. Like most ducks, the males and females are easily distinguishable; the females are a mottled brown colour, whereas the males are black and white with green feathers at the back of...
Species Profile: Black-Legged Kittiwake

Species Profile: Black-Legged Kittiwake

(Photo above by Brian Sullivan, Neotropical Birds Online, https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/bklkit) Identification Black-legged kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) are a medium-sized member of the gull and tern family. They have white bodies...
Things You Might Not Know About Iceland – Series 1

Things You Might Not Know About Iceland – Series 1

It is known as ‘The Land of Fire and Ice’   “The Land of Fire and Ice” is a very apt, if Game of Thrones-esque title, and it’s easy to see where it comes from. Of course, ice is the country’s namesake, and 11% of its total land surface is covered by glaciers. It has...
Species Profile: Northern Fulmar

Species Profile: Northern Fulmar

Northern Fulmar Identification Northern fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis) are seabirds belonging to the petrel and shearwater family. The fulmar has a pale grey back and wings and a white belly, neck, and head with slightly darker feathers by their eyes. Their beaks are...
A Big Thank You to our Sponsors

A Big Thank You to our Sponsors

All of us on the team would just like to say a big thank you to our sponsors Opticron and Polymath Products. The equipment they provided to us proved invaluable during our scientific endeavours! Opticron Opticron very kindly supplied us with several T4 WP 10X42...

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