Category Archives: birds

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have a new contributor today, so put your hands together and welcome aboard reader Bill Turner, who sends some photos from Oz. We recently corresponded about the Talkeetna Airport cat and I promised to send you some wildlife photos. The attached are not the ones I intended (I have thousands from trips to the […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

It took me many months of begging and pleading with Pete Moulton, an excellent wildlife photographer, to get him to give me some photos to put up. Day after day I’d see him posting stunning photos—usually birds—on his Facebook page, and day after day I’d ask, “Can I have this, please?”. Finally, when I posted […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I have a comfortable backlog of photos now, but please keep sending them in. Good ones, please. They don’t have to be professional quality (some readers think they have to match the very best photos that have appeared on this site), but they should be appealing and well composed–and in focus! Please add the Latin binomial […]

Reader’s wildlife photos

Reader Stephen Barnard sent a bunch of photos of birds, mammals, and fish, and added this: Recent inhabitants of my farm. I’ve posted and identified all the species in the past (with the exception of Mr. & Mrs. Brewer’s Blackbird, Euphagus cyanocephalus), so the IDs are left as an exercise for the reader. I see he […]

The fall in fall migration

by Greg Mayer For many bird watchers, the fall migration is the most exciting time of the year, as passage migrants, the arrival of winter visitors, and breeding birds in juvenile plumages, add to the diversity of forms, colors, and species that can be observed. For the birds, unfortunately, the fall migration is a time […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have a variety of photos today, with readers’ notes indented. The first is from Michael Glenister: I took my kids to Ottawa last month, and when we visited the Mackenzie King estate we spotted some Ebony Jewelwing damselflies (Calopteryx maculata) by a creek.  Until we got close enough, we weren’t sure whether they were an […]

Spot the lorikeet!

Reader Tony Eales from Australia photographed a Little Lorikeet (Glossopsitta pusilla) in a tree. Can you spot it? As this one isn’t too hard, I’ll put the reveal below the fold.  But be sure you give it the old college try before you click on “read more”.

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader John Chardine just returned from a cruise to west Greenland and Labrador, where he’s on the expedition staff and gives lectures, and will soon head off to Antarctica. He’s clearly living my dream! I’m jealous but nevertheless present his nice photos of  shorebirds. His notes are indented: I’ve just had a chance to get out […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Joe Dickinson continues with some new photos of the swallows of Capitola, California (see his earlier post of May 20), along with some bonus birds and mammals. His notes are indented, and the email was sent nearly two months ago. Here is an update on the Cliff Swallows of Capitola (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota).  Interestingly, at least […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I had misplaced the email with these great photos by reader Joe Dickinson; thank goodness he reminded me. Polar bears! Joe’s notes are indented. Here are some photos from a recent trip to Manitoba. First, some blacktail prairie dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus) from a park called FortWhyte Alive in the outskirts of Winnipeg. I think these […]