Category Archives: animal cams

Lion cub vs. GoPro

Now that we have the GoPro camera (a great invention, whose only downside may be the tendency of people to care more about the video than the experience), we’re going to see a whole lot more video closeups of animals in the wild.  Here’s one by photographer Chris Bray with the following information (among other […]

Marmot video-bombs time-lapse film of Glacier Park, licks camera

For some reason I don’t understand, photobombs by rodents are one of the most appealing things on the internet, drawing far more attention than, say, cat or dog photobombs. Perhaps it’s that adorable rodent face with its bulbous nose magnified by the camera. That, for example, may explain this old chestnut, perhaps the best—and certainly […]


Who doesn’t love puffins? Reader Amy called my attention to a PuffinCam, which follows the doings of one Phoebe the Puffin on Seal Island, Maine, a famous birding site.  The cam is in her burrow, and she appears to be sitting on one egg.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen a baby puffin, so this bears […]

Springwatch: dinosaurs vs reptiles

[JAC note: I’m not really fond of posting pictures of death and depredation in nature, but, hey, that’s biology folks! You can’t have the squee without the squalling.] by Matthew Cobb The BBC’s annual three week-long nature extravaganza, Springwatch, is starting its final week. One of the highlights last week was the antics of Grub, a […]

Falcon feeding time

Over at the Fargo FalconCam, mom or pop has just caught a bird and brought it in, deftly dissecting it and feeding it to the chicks. Don’t miss it. The chicks are still fluffballs but are getting big and noisy. Don’t miss the two archived clips below the live stream.

Tufty E has his breakfast

There are two juvenile squirrels, but I haven’t been able to photograph them together. Here’s Tufty E enjoying a repast of sunflower seeds. Check out his magnificent tuft!  It’s interesting to see that the pattern of ticking in the fur gives their tails a stripey appearance. If it has an adaptive significance, I don’t know […]

Chicks at the FalconCam

The live (peregrine) FalconCam in Fargo, North Dakota, is well worth watching these days, as the parents have hatched three fuzzy chicks, now about a week old.  I took the screenshot below a few minutes ago, and all the chicks were rolling around like dust bunnies. If you click on the shot, it’ll take you […]

I’ve named my squirrel

I didn’t imagine I’d get nearly 100 comments when I asked readers to name my baby squirrel.  There were many good suggestions, and I’ve picked a name. Or rather, I’ve given him two names. Reader Craig Gallagher suggested “Tufty”, after the squirrel in the videos below, while the linguistically inclined Diana MacPherson suggested “Jerry Eichcoynechen” […]

My rodential offspring: name him

I’ve seen only one young squirrel in this year’s crop, but I’m sure this one’s mine—that is, I am sure that, by feeding his mom copiously, I helped bring him into being. What pride! And, today I verified that it’s a male, for he stood up while eating a peanut, and, sure enough, he had […]

Baby sqrl!

A couple weeks ago I was feeding a fat mother squirrel, whose teats were much enlarged. She was obviously pregnant.  Then she disappeared, and today I saw not only her (much thinner!), but also this little tyke—obviously a several-week-old member of the first brood. This one hasn’t yet mastered the art of opening sunflower seeds quickly, […]


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