Category Archives: birds

Readers’ wildlife photos

Mark Otten sent some bird photos (and one mammal); his notes are indented below: I am attaching some wildlife photos for the Why Evolution is True website. All of the photos were taken in various parks in the greater Cincinnati area, except for the prairie warbler. Seven hour-old white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) fawn.  The doe […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have a batch of bird photos taken by young Jamie Blilie and sent by his father, James Blilie. James’s notes are indented: Here are some more from my son, Jamie.  He is now using both his old Canon Powershot SX530 HS super-zoom camera and also now an Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Digital Camera, […]

Readers’ wildlife photos and video

Today we have two disparate but engaging items: a photo and a video. The video (no ducks were harmed in this clip!) comes from our friend Tara Tanaka, whose note are indented (her Vimeo site is here, and her Flickr site is here). Be sure to enlarge the video before watching. (Tara promises more video of young […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have another batch of lovely bird photos from Reader Colin Franks (website here, Instagram page here, and Facebook page here). The IDs are his:  Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus): House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus): Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus): Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris): American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana): Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia): Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus): American Goldfinch – […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Be sure to send in your good wildlife photos, as I can always use more. Today’s batch is from regular contributor Joe Dickinson, whose notes and IDs are indented: Here are some photos from a recent trip over to Pinnacles National Park in central California.  Unfortunately, this time we did not see the condors for which […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have photos from two biologists today. First, here are some bird pictures from evolutionary biologist and naturalist John Avise’s site Avise’s Birds of the World, all posted with permission. John’s captions are indented: Eurasian teal, Anas crecca. Drake; vagrant at site of photograph (California, USA; 2011-02-27): Snow goose (Chen caerulescens). Note black wing tips […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Bruce Lyon is back with some wonderful photos of his peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus), who have bred in California. His notes are indented. Bruce often drops by to answer questions, so if you have any please post them in the comments. Over the past five years I have been observing a pair of nesting peregrine […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video): Osprey rescue!

Reader Glenn Butler sent photos and videos of an osprey rescue in Virginia Beach, Virginia, in which Glenn participated. The bird had become entangled in fishing line and then in a tree. Glenn’s notes are indented: At ten o’clock Memorial Day morning, we received an emergency text from an experienced wildlife rehabilitator regarding a stranded […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We’re back to readers’ wildlife snaps, and, appropriately, we begin with photos from Stephen Barnard in Idaho, whose notes are indented: Some photos of swallows in flight, feeding on tiny midges (Chironomidae) over Loving Creek. I’ll note that the light was challenging — this has been the coldest, wettest spring I’ve seen here. To get […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Kiwi reader Keith sent a batch of photos which he’ll leave to you to identify. His notes are below: Here is a collection all taken with my cellphone, I’m going to leave them “silent”. I have no idea what some species are, while others speak for themselves. They’re all taken around or from my home […]