Category Archives: birds

Readers’ wildlife photos

Be sure to send me photos, but please not between this Thursday and a week from Friday, as I’ll be in Croatia then. Today’s swell photos of birds (and a squirrel as lagniappe) are from reader A. W. Savage, whose comments and IDs are indented. Here are some photos from a few years back, all […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Tim Anderson, who lives in Cowra, southeastern Australia sent some lovely parrot photos (he adds that there’s a poem about his region by Banjo Patterson). Attached are pictures of Superb Parrots (Polytelis swainsonii), which are currently visiting my neighborhood. This species is somewhat endangered in this area, as land clearing has reduced the number of […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Send in your good nature photos, please! Today we have some nice photos from Idaho taken by Stephen Barnard; I’ve indented his commentary: A rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) taking an unidentified insect. A mahogany dun mayfly— last mayfly to hatch here in the fall. Common named: could be any of several species and even genera. Great horned […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Colin Franks (website here, Instagram page here, and Facebook page here) sent us another batch of lovely bird pictures. The IDs are his; check at the bottom for his 2019 bird calendar offering. Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronate): Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas): Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides): Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena): Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosi):Common Loon (Gavia immer): […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Do send me your good wildlife photos; I’m getting a bit nervous as the tank runs low. . . First up today is reader Barbara Wilson, who sent photos of ducks (!!!) and blackbirds. Her words are indented: Surf scoters (Melanitta perspicillata) are by far the most common near-shore sea ducks on the Oregon Coast.  The bill […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Richard Bond in Scotland sent some photos of hare (and one ratite as lagniappe). His notes are indented: The recent Hili dialogue items on hares (30th & 31st of July) encourages me to think that you might be interested in these photos in my garden. The bad news is that a few weeks ago I wrenched […]

The bird is in good hands

I am clearly not a birder: the debilitated “sparrow” I found this morning was not a sparrow, or at least that’s what I was told when the nice woman from Chicago Bird Collision Monitors came by my lab to pick it up. (She said they’d “had a busy day”, and also told me that she’s […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

My tank is very low, so do send in your good wildlife photos and videos. All the readers will appreciate it, as of course will I. First, a video from Rick Longworth: As fall begins the water birds have been grouping for flights south.  The Canada geese (Branta canadensis) leave the river in the morning […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Stephen Barnard has some photos of the local elk: This morning I was sneaking up on a herd of at least sixty elk (Cervus canadensis), with several bulls bugling away, when this mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) and her fawn turned the corner at close range. They stared at me for quite awhile, not knowing what to […]

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 […]