Category Archives: birds

Readers’ wildlife videos

Tara Tanaka (flickr site here; Vimeo channel here) has provided us with two new wildlife videos; please be sure to watch them at the Vimeo sites (click on the word “vimeo” at the bottom right) and  high definition (click on “HD” at the site). Her notes for each are indented. The first video, “Biggun’,” shows a giant […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Joe Dickinson sent some photographs of cormorants; his comments are indented. Walking recently along the Eastcliff pedestrian path in Santa Cruz, we had a nice look at some cormorants in the lower branches of a tree hanging out over the cliff.  That prompted me to go to my archives for some other favorite shots […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Karen Bartelt has sent some photos of birds from Panama. Her notes: All of these were from areas near the Canopy Tower (ie, within the old Canal Zone) [see her other pictures, and the Tower, here]: White-vented Plumeleteer (Chalybura buffonii), female: Blue-chested hummingbird (Amazilla amaiblis): Broad-billed motmot (Electron platyrhynchum): Whooping motmot (Momatus subrufescens): Common […]

Reader’s wildlife videos

Tara Tanaka (flickr site here, Vimeo site here) has produced a very short (12 second) video of a Northern Flicker. Have a look, preferably on its Vimeo site in high definition. Her notes: Taken from my blind this morning – probably the best view I’ve ever had of a Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker [Colaptes auratus]. I had one land […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have two contributors today. Reader Ivar sent some diverse photos, and we’ll have some moths (not from readers) later today. His notes are indented. I bought an exceptionally versatile new lens that has helped create beautiful bird images as well as bugs in good detail. Grasshopper– I don’t know for species details [readers?]- caught […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader “Siggy in Costa Rica” (his posting handle), sent us these photos from his eponymous country; his notes are indented. These are Red-legged Honeycreepers [Cyanerpes cyaneus], one female and 3 males, helping themselves to some bananas on my patio. [JAC: note the extreme sexual dimorphism!] And a closeup of a male. A Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl) […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I have only about five days’ worth of readers’ photos in the tank, so do send me your good wildlife pics! Reader Rob Bate sent two pictures of an Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella)and a gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua), and I’ve recovered his notes, which he kindly re-sent. His trip to the polar regions, which was […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Today we have a fantastic set of photos from reader Linden Gledhill (flickr site here, professional website here, and don’t miss his macro photos of butterfly wings), along with a pic of setup he uses to photograph the insects (last photo). Linden’s notes are indented: I noticed you had run out of readers’ nature photos to post.  I […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Thank you to the readers who have sent me photos in response to my plea, but do keep sending them. I can never have too many. Speaking of pleas, I’ve once again begged some lovely bird photos from Pete Moulton, whose work I often see on his Facebook page. After a sufficient period of my begging […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

An end-of-the-year reminder: please keep sending in your good wildlife photos, as I can never have too many! Since September I’ve been posting photos from reader Benjamin Taylor’s odyssey to Africa. Here’s the last batch, all of which were sent in September. His captions are indented: Last month I went on a camping trip around southern […]