Readers’ wildlife photos (and a video)

Today we will catch up with the latest photos (and a video) from Stephen Barnard in Idaho. First, he sent a video of his growing family of eagles. Fishfight! Stephen’s caption’s are indented:

Desi brings a fish to the nest and Lucy decides it’s for her and the chicks.

An earlier photo of the babies. I’ve lost the email, so Stephen can fill in below, but I believe this is a parent bringing a pheasant into the nest, and it’s a frame taken from a video:

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Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) displaying her sobriquet.

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Cow moose (Alces alces) with newborn calf.

Young bull moose in velvet.

This is the best photo of the Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) chicks I have.


This photo shows the size of the Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) chicks — nearly as large as the adult in eight weeks.

A couple a mayflies that have started to emerge on Loving Creek: Pale Morning Dun (Ephemerella) and Green Drake (Ephemera guttulata).




  1. rickflick
    Posted June 22, 2016 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    Beautiful shots. I envy you’re location there in Idaho. It’s like a naturalists wonderland.

  2. Posted June 22, 2016 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    Lovely shots Stephen, thanks!

  3. Debbie Coplan
    Posted June 22, 2016 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    Your photos are always breath taking and astounding , but that newborn calf really is something…

    • Randall Schenck
      Posted June 22, 2016 at 11:34 am | Permalink

      Yes, I’m sure the Moose and calf are farther away than they appear.

  4. darrelle
    Posted June 22, 2016 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    If I were a Bald Eagle parent I’d be scared to disappoint my kids! They look like they wouldn’t really care, or even notice, if they were to take a chunk out of Desi rather than the meal he is carrying.

    • Stephen
      Posted June 22, 2016 at 11:52 am | Permalink

      The chicks often grab the adults’ feet when they land without bringing a fish.

  5. gravelinspector-Aidan
    Posted June 22, 2016 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    Young bull moose in velvet.

    Hmmmm. Would it be possible – with a camera trap or something – to compare the growth of the antlers over the summer. If you can con the moose into holding the same pose at the same time each day that you’re out?
    I was in the National Museum a few weeks ago for an exhibition on “Celtic” art (bling!) and my eye was drawn, repeatedly, to the mounted skeleton of an “Irish Elk” – the generic binomial says it all, Megaloceros !

  6. Heather Hastie
    Posted June 22, 2016 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    Wonderful Stephen, as always. I love hearing all the birds in the background on the videos.

  7. Andrea Kenner
    Posted June 22, 2016 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    Seeing these shots is always such a delight!

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