Readers’ wildlife photos

Please send in your good wildlife photos, as the tank is diminishing. We have two contributors today, though:

Reader Lorraine sent some photos taken by (and published with permission of) her friend Doug Hayes. Doug’s captions are indented.

Great blue heron (Ardea herodias) at Forest Hill Lake, plus a male Northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis).

Black vultures, AKA American Black Vultures (Coragyps atratus) at the Richmond [Virginia] Flood Wall Saturday morning, September 1.  Just hanging out and watching us.

It’s been a while since we had photos from Diana MacPherson in Ontario, but she recently sent two (her captions are indented):

I finally offloaded my chipmunk picture when I took this picture of a Black-legged Meadow Katydid (Orchelimum nigripes) today [Sept. 2].

Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus) on deck railing – I like the way his tail curls around the railing….





  1. keith
    Posted September 26, 2018 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    Great shots, every one.

    Jerry, why the emphasis on good? Are you receiving unacceptable submissions?

    • busterggi
      Posted September 26, 2018 at 8:22 am | Permalink

      Yeah well, I try and sometimes I submit something good but honestly I’m a rotten photographer. Its as if most of my shots are of bigfoot – blurry & unrecognisable.

      I’ll have new photos of Scooter, my skink kit, and the raccoon kits soon – the later have really grown since July.

  2. rickflick
    Posted September 26, 2018 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    The Cardinal looks like he’s molting, ready for his next suit of feathers for courting. You usually see just a few black vultures circling high in the sky. This flock seems to invite pictures. Love that chipmunk’s slightly insecure lock on the railing.

  3. Posted September 26, 2018 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    Happy to see the photogenic chipmunks represented again!

  4. Jeffrey Stone
    Posted September 26, 2018 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    OK, I give up. How does one send you a photo?

    • Posted September 26, 2018 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

      Through his email. You can find it at PCC(E)’s University of Chicago page.


  5. Posted October 26, 2018 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    The vultures are super creepy!

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