Category Archives: birds

Readers’ wildlife photos

This may be our first contribution from a Mexican reader, so welcome José Ramón López Rubi C, who also has a photo site called Aqua de Ojo. His notes are indented. Let me share some “artsy” wildlife photos. The first is a cormorant. The second and third are pictures of “aplomado” falcons [Falco femoralis]. The […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Because it’s World Biodiversity Day, I thought I’d show a diversity of photographs, each from a different reader. Most of them, of course, will be birds! Readers’ notes are indented. Oh, and keep those photos coming in, folks. I can never have too many. First up is by Brianna Ernst, daughter of Darrell Ernst: This is […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have a first-time contributor today: reader Bob Jochums, who sends us Honorary Cats™ in the form of owl photos. His notes are indented: We’ve had some success getting barred owls (Strix varia) to use a nesting box when it’s mounted fairly close to our home.  Even though we’ve got an acre plus of nicely forested […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Faithful contributor Joe Dickinson sent some lovely photos of cliff swallows from California. His notes are indented: I’ve been watching cliff swallows (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) building nests on a bridge in Capitola.  Most of the nests are up under an overhang where they are always in deep shadow and, although I can get to deck where they are […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

We have photos from three contributors today. The first photo was conveyed by Gayle Ferguson: I’ve attached a ‘wildlife’ photo for your website. The photo was taken by a colleague of mine (Phil Battley) out of an office window.  His caption is this: “Young female New Zealand falcon [Falco novaseelandiae], Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ. […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Karen Bartelt sent some photos from Pinnacles National Park in California. The IDs and captions are hers, and indented. A few photos from Pinnacles NP and the surrounding area taken in March 2017. Western bluebird (Sialia mexicana), male: California thrasher (Toxostoma redivivum): California towhee (Pipilo crissalis): California condor (Gymnogyps californianus).  Most condors have wing […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

We have a melange of photos today (don’t forget to send yours in!).  The first shows a lovely bird, and is contributed by reader Don Breden: Here’s a rose-breasted grosbeak [Pheucticus ludovicianus] visiting the deck on a rainy Mother’s Day . . . Such a beautiful bird and a fine songster, too.  The ornithologist at the […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader B. Wilson sent some photos of a lovely larva, and this information (photos are by Nick, her business partner): Sere are two photos of a caterpillar of Lorquin’s Admiral (Limenitis lorquini) on Hooker’s Willow (Salix hookeriana).  The adult is black, white, and orange, no doubt threatening toxic chemicals.  The larva seems to be imitating a […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Bruce Lyon greets us this day with marine mammals. His notes are indented: A couple of days ago Sanctuary Cruises, my favorite whale tour company, posted that the whale activity was going through the roof down at Moss Landing, including lots of orcas. The surf forecast for last Thursday was for unusually calm seas […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Ed Kroc weighed in with a passle of photos; his notes are indented: Here are some wildlife photos for your consideration. These were all taken in and around Kelowna, in central British Columbia, this past weekend. I was attending a conference and naturally budgeted time to peruse the local birdlife. This is batch #1 of […]