A juvenile red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis), photographed by reader Stephen Barnard in Idaho.
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Another photograph from Idaho by reader Stephen Barnard. Nothing is going to keep this dude from the rest of the females. (Click to enlarge.)
From reader Stephen Barnard, taken yesterday evening. (Click to enlarge.) Mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) are found only in western North America: here are two photographs, of a male and female respectively, from Wikipedia.
It’s only September, but snow has already fallen in Idaho. Reader Stephen Barnard sends documentation. (There’s no way I can make this fit on the page without overlapping the website text, but the next post should fix that.) Click to enlarge.
Reader Stephen Barnard continues to send a largesse of gorgeous animal photographs, and I’m chuffed that readers get to see it here first. The latest includes three species of birds. First we have two female mallards (Anas platyrhynchos): And then a red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis), clearly showing how it got its name: Finally, a lovely […]
Visiting the men’s room at the Munich airport, I saw what looked like a fly in the bowl. Then I realized that all the bowls had flies—realistic looking flies painted on the porcelain. I’ve heard about this before, and the apocryphal explanation is that you’re supposed to aim at the fly. I have no idea […]
I’ve returned to the U.S., but it will take a few days before I’m up to speed and able to deal with all the creationism, accommodationism, and other mishigas I usually write about. Also, I have 471 photos, and hope to show you some of the scenery and food of Poland as well as a […]
by Greg Mayer Sam Droege of The US Geological Survey Bee Survey and Monitoring Lab has a fabulous Flickr page of bees, other insects and invertebrates, and even a few vertebrates. I can’t let Matthew and Jerry get all the best insect posts! Here’s a spider. And, more to my tastes, even a vertebrate: There […]
The photos of this North American bird (Megaceryle alcyon) are again by Stephen Barnard. Note that one has a fish (click to enlarge): They seem to be chasing each other around, but don’t ask me why. Are they trying to steal each other’s fish?
I am typing this with one good hand as there is a cat draped over my other. Excuse any typos! Last night’s dinner was again Swedish, with the “peasant” dish potatis gratänt (potatoes au gratin with ham and other trimmings), salad, and pear nectar from local fruit to wash it down. Dessert was nöttoscä päron, […]