Category Archives: birds

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have some bird photos sent by reader Paul Peed, whose notes are indented and whose images are at eBird and Instagram.  My birding “Patch” is T.M. Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area in Brevard County, Fl. a 6300 acre restored wetland.  Goodwin is accessed via Fellsmere Grade Road,  a 11-kilometer dirt track with deep canals running on both […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Tomorrow morning is the last time you’ll be able to send in readers’ wildlife photos or photos of yourself (“photos of readers”). Today we have a multi-photographer contribution, beginning with another chipmunk photo by Diana MacPherson. Everyone’s captions are indented. Probably the last Eastern chipmunk [Tamias striatus] of the season. This one was startled & […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

From down under, we have some photos of the wonderful local cockatoos from reader Duncan McCaskill. His captions are indented: I’ve had Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus funereus) visit my garden in suburban Canberra fairly often lately, so I thought I’d offer some photos of them. When they’ve been in my garden they mostly just roost for […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

To all those with photos, including both wildlife photos and photos of readers (i.e., you), please send them in by Sunday morning. After that my access to email will be spotty for five weeks, and I can’t be sure that things won’t get lost in the crush. Today’s photos come from Barbara Wilson, whose descriptions […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today’s photos of animals, all from diverse groups, come from David Campbell, who relates a scary mallard story too—though it turns out all right. David’s captions and tales are indented: Another batch of photographs.  The duck narrative has a happy ending although I didn’t expect one when it happened. Mantispid (Dicromantispa interrupta). Convergent evolution at […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I have pried some photos out of the hands of Stephen Barnard, especially since I saw one on his Facebook page featuring a gazillion mallards. Here they be (mallard photo last), with Stephen’s captions indented: October is the time of year that elk (Cervus canadensis) gather on my place for the rut. It’s also the […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have some lovely photos from Florida taken by David Campbell, whose notes are indented. And kudos to David for fighting for evolution in the South! A few for the hopper from a long time reader in northeast Florida.  I am twice retired, once from the Navy and once from teaching high school biology […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Stephen Barnard, whose photos may have initiated this regular feature, has been taking a break and fishing. But today he’s back with a new batch of pictures of birds, fish, and flies. His captions are indented. All photos except the last are in chronological order. Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis) This time of year they gather […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Do send in your photos if you have some good ones! Today’s batch comes from biologist Adam Greer, who says, “Here are some wildlife photos to boost your inventory – all taken from various places along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi and Alabama.” Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus): Cape May warbler (Setophaga tigrina): Northern Cardinal chick […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Liz Strahle has sent some bird photos, and her IDs are indented: Attached are some wildlife pictures I took in the last few months. The IDs are below. Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura):  American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos): Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias): Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus): Killdeer (Charadrius vociferous): Canada Goose (Branta canadensis): Gray Catbird (Dumetella […]