Category Archives: birds

Reader’s wildlife videos

We haven’t heard from Tara Tanaka in a while, as she’s been traveling and off the grid. But I found that she’s posted several wonderful wildlife videos, three of which I reproduce here (along with her notes, which I’ve indented) with her permission. The first two videos are orchestrated with classical music. Tara’s Vimeo site […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader and origami artist Robert Lang (see my post about him here) contributed some lovely photos of birds he saw in the neotropics. His notes are indented: It has been a while since I sent some Reader’s Wildlife Photos™, but I recently was invited to Panama to talk about my favorite subject (which you’ve seen) […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Joe Dickinson is back with some photos from California; his notes are indented. Here are some photos from a recent trip up to Tomales Bay and Point Reyes, north of San Francisco.  I’ve fleshed them out with some shots from earlier trips to the same area.  A second set will follow shortly. There were big […]

Reader’s wildlife video

Reader Rick Longworth sent a video, complete with sound, of birds feeding; and adds a note on bird feet as lagniappe. Here are his notes: Following my February submission showing winter’s backyard birds, in early-March I filmed four bird species feeding on berries at the side of the house. I was interested in capturing their […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Stephen Barnard has been sending me photos from Idaho every few days, and let’s see them all together. His captions are indented. The first set of photos came with a “trigger warning: mink/mallards”. I was relieved that the mallards didn’t get eaten. This American Mink (Neovison vison) was working its way down the creek, sometimes […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Barbara Wilson sent us a fine passel of bird photos as well as a few plant pix. Her captions are indented: Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) all decked out in fresh breeding plumage, ready to wow the females. (Corvallis, Oregon, 11 April 2019)” Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens) feeding on a catkin of Hooker’s Willow (Salix […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Stephen Barnard is back with some general photos from Idaho. His IDs (such as they are!) are indented. The American Mink (Neovison vison). It’s a sneaky, vicious little bastard. 🙂 Some recent photos from Aubrey Spring Ranch: Sandhill Cranes, Red-winged Blackbird, cow Moose with twin calves, Green-winged Teal, Brown Trout, and Downy Woodpecker. The scientific […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Paul Peed sent some raptor photos from Florida; his notes are indented:       Continuing with Raptors of T.M. Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area. Crested Caracara  The Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway), a member or the Falcon family, is T.M. Goodwin’s “feel good” character.  One cannot but smile broadly when viewing this incredible bird.  It […]

Stephen Barnard has mallards, too

I guess Spring has come to Idaho, for Stephen Barnard, on his big plot of land on Silver Creek, reports an influx of mallards. He sent some lovely photos, and his notes are indented: Some photos of your favorite duck species: Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) A small flock flew into the creek in pretty good light […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have some bird photos today from reader Saloni Rose, an evolutionary biology and neurobiology student at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (ISER) in Mohali, India. Saloni has contributed once before. Her notes and IDs are indented (this contribution was sent on March 1): This week I had an opportunity to visit […]