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A visit to Stanley

On this overcast Monday morning our ship is hovering off Carcass Island in the west Falklands, where yesterday we saw Magellanic penguins and other cool birds. It’s only a short hop to our next destination, West Point Island. More on Carcass on Thursday, the last day of our trip. I’m lecturing today and will give […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have the last installment of wonderful photos from Bruce Lyon’s recent trip to Alaska. His photos of sandpiper chicks are about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. Without further ado. . . . St Paul Island; Batch 5 Here is the last in a series of posts about St Paul Island, one of the Pribilof […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today Bruce Lyon continues his odyssey through Alaska with more wonderful bird pictures (and a bonus mammal!). His captions are indented. St Paul Island Installment 4 Here is another in a series of posts about St Paul Island, one of the Pribilof Islands off Alaska. Three previous posts covered some of the 11 species of seabirds that […]

Photos of readers

Today’s reader photo is of evolutionary ecologist Bruce Lyon. It features birds, of course, and here’s his caption: A photo (and some explanation) for the readers doing interesting (incredibly stupid?) things topic. A blast from the distant past—1978 at a place called Cape Hay, on Bylot Island in the eastern Canadian arctic. My friend, Erick […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have part 3 of Bruce Lyon‘s birding trip to Alaska; today there’s a lot of science, so be sure to read the text. It’s about mutual sexual selection: a theory meant to explain why, in some species, both males and females are ornamented or brightly colored. (In most species that are ornamented or […]

Sunday: Duck report

I am WAY behind in duck reports due to the press of other stuff, so these photos and a video were taken on July 25. But I have more recent photos still in the camera. All will be revealed. All the ducks are well, and all are lively and eating vigorously: I’ve never seen ducks […]

Puffin videos: A puffling sees the world for the first time, and a tourist befriends a puffin

In line with Bruce Lyons’s post this morning on puffins, I’ll put up two Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) videos. In the first one, a fluffy “puffling”, or young puffin—the second bird extracted from the burrow—encounters the world for the first time. I think this is on the UK’s Farallon Islands, though I can’t quite make […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today Bruce Lyon continues documenting his recent Alaskan odyssey with tales and photos of everyone’s favorite high-latitude bird: the PUFFIN!  Bruce’s comments are indented. Here is another installment of photographs from my recent trip to St. Paul Island, Alaska. Among the 11 breeding species of seabirds, two species always seemed to grab my attention—the two […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Evolutionary ecologist Bruce Lyon has returned from Alaska with another batch of fantastic photos. It was, he told me, the trip of a lifetime, and he got to see species he’d only dreamed about. But I’ll let him give the show and tell (his words are indented). There will be, as I understand, several installments […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have another installment of the wonderful peregrine falcon photos of evolutionary ecologist Bruce Lyon. (He’s also just returned from a trip to Alaska and promises many more photo-stories of northern birds). Bruce’s notes are indented: One last post for the year of the peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) family I have been watching on the California […]