The secretary bird is the only bird of prey who does more walking than flying, up to 20 miles a day. With very large, broad wings, secretary birds are also strong fliers and use thermal air currents to rise and soar. When hunting, they stamp on the ground
The kagu or cagou (Rhynochetos jubatus) is a crested, long-legged, and bluish-grey bird endemic to the dense mountain forests of New Caledonia. It is the only surviving member of the genus Rhynochetos and the family Rhynochetidae, although a second specie
'Christmas Card' by Karl Williams. Many of you will be familiar with the image below, taken last winter, of a mute swan trudging across the frozen surface of Loch Ard. A larger, and better, version of this can be seen at my website karlwi.