Friday, October 10, 2008

Some changes 

Removed the Gallery part - taking too much disc space...
Added a "slide show" type presentation "Pixelated feathers". This is a small collection of bird and birding location pics from Bahrain. Over 200 pics available. Enjoy!
I'm still planning a major overhaul for this site - finding a resource to change this to be database driven version... perhaps someday ;-D

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

New feature - Critters 

Added a new section - insects, photos of bird food...

Saturday, March 25, 2006

New feature - Picture Gallery 

Added a rather large section to the site, my daily photo galleries. You'll find thousands of my photographs of birds (mostly) from my photosessions out and about in the wild.
They are arranged on a day by day base and produced almost automatically in Photoshop. No post prosessing done - just photos on as taken base, only resizing done.

Warning: on some days there are hundreds of photos taken, so be patient on download times!

I'll be slowly adding previously taken digital photos back to mid 2004.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Server change 

My service provider has changed this site from one server to another - so there has been a short break in the availability due to DNS server updates. Everything should be back to normal by now. I sould be getting very good statistics of the site and how it is being used now. This will naturally help me in the further development of this site. But remember this is my hobby (one of many) and currently I'm spending most of my free time out there taking pics and watching the birds. So go out and enjoy what the avian nature has to offer wherever You might be!

Monday, October 03, 2005


I've received comments that this site does not show properly on Firefox.
I've also noticed this myself. Unfortunately I do not have the time to redo everything and test everything to be compatible for both of these browers. I just have to accept that some of the visitors will not get a nice layout. According to stats about 85% of visitors to this website use IE and about 15% different versions of Netscape - so I go with the majority. (If You want more detail on these just go to the homepage and click on the Extreme tracking icon on the bottom of the page).

Personally I'm sick and tired of these differences in different browers, perhaps I should make all the pages in pdf to get the style and layout that I want and not the one I'm forced to use.

But I do hope You enjoy the pictures, videos and audio that You can see & hear from this site. At the end of the day its all about content.

Monday, November 01, 2004


As You may have noticed I have added advertisements to most of the pages. These are through Googles Ad-sense program - this should keep the ads to be related to the site content.
The reason for this is basically the costs of keeping up the the webserver. So, if You see something interesting in an ad - please visit the site.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Identity - new feature 

This blog is dedicated for bird identification.
As we all know some species are very difficult to tell apart from another even when the bird is in the hand (during ringing). This blog is not based on generic description but on photographs taken in the wild. Identification is based on the features seen on the photograph. In some cases we cannot be sure on the species and we will say why.
You are also welcome to write Your own comments - if You agree or disagree with the reasons given. All identification reasoning by Kari Raulos.
We hope that this blog will be a learning experience and a help for You in learning to identify the birds in the wild.
The photos are cropped for best possible ease in identification.
The texts will be in Finnish only in the beginning.

Thursday, June 10, 2004

Commenting "Picture of the Week" 

Enabled commenting photos in the "Picture of the Week" section.
Comments are posted directly under the picture in question.