Category Archives: birds

Readers’ wildlife photos

The response to my call for photos has been tame, and I might have to start putting up photo posts on a sporadic basis. If you have good photos (and I emphasize “good”), please send them to me. Today’s post involves my favorite brand of waterfowl: DUCKS! It comes from reader William Savage, whose notes […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

It’s time for my sporadic plea for more photographs from readers. While I have about ten sets in reserves, that will last for only a week and a half. If you have good wildlife photos, please send them to me soon.  And thanks to all the photographers who have obliged me in the past! Reader Rick […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have some photos by reader Joe Dickinson, who says “Here are a few photos from Paceco Pond in Marin County, CA.” His captions are indented: First, sunrise over the pond. Tule fog on a field adjacent to the pond also caught nice light from the sunrise.  For those who know the area, I […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Liz Strahle sent us a passel of bird photos. Her notes and IDs are indented: Attached are some wildlife pictures I took in the last few months. I named the pictures to match the following IDs: Black Vultures (Coragyps atratus): Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus): Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus): Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura): Buffleheads (Bucephala […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Dick Kleinknecht sent some bird photos, which are better than he makes out in the apologetic notes below. I’ll leave you to identify them. I have sent photos before of interesting activities by wildlife, but these aren’t very exciting,  Their chief claim to fame is they were all taken from inside my house or on […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have some photos from reader Don McCrady, whose work hasn’t appeared here for a while. These are some of 5,000 photos he took on a recent trip to Namibia, and we’re promised more. Don’s captions are indented. Here are a few shots of some of the wildlife we could see at the Erindi […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today’s contribution is a batch of wonderful bird photos by reader Colin Franks (website here, Instagram here, and Facebook page here). There’s also a leucistic bird—a rarity. Here’s another batch of bird photos. *The Leucistic (white) Junco is  included. Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens): Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna): Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens):Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola): Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus): […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have a post-Thanksgiving treat today: reader and evolutionary ecologist Bruce Lyon has sent some great photos and information about turkeys and their dancing relatives. His notes are indented. Many of us have a culinary appreciation for turkey—I thought it would be nice to increase biological appreciation as well by presenting a bit about the […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have a selection by reader Jim Trice, whose notes are indented: Three vertebrates, a true bug, and bonus cat for your tank.Ringtail possum, Pseudocheirus peregrinus, sheltering in our climbing rose by our back veranda. This one hung around for a few days before moving on. They are fairly common around here, and generally rather […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

Let’s begin with ducks, as Stephen Barnard sent another fantastic mallard photo as well as a video of a flock of mallards taking off from his fields. My title is “Two mallards in flight—afternoon delight.” The photo: The video: Look at all them ducks! Reader Chris Winstead sent a photo of a Great Horned Owl […]