Category Archives: mammals

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have a potpourri of photos of urban wildlife, starting with five from Diana MacPherson. Every contributor’s notes are indented. Don’t neglect the animals in your backyard—especially the ducks! Here are some pictures I took from March through June. Baby English House Sparrows (Passer domesticus) snoozing together waiting for their parents to feed them. […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Posting will be light today, but I’ve prepared this in advance for Grania to post when I’m downtown. It’s another great series of photos and stories from Bruce Lyon, documenting the lives of his local peregrine falcons. Bruce’s notes are indented. Here is another installment of photos of the nesting  peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus) I have […]

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

We have contributions from three readers today, the first being Mark Jones, with some lovely blue butterflies. Mark’s notes: The Common Blue butterflies (Polyommatus icarus) have been out in force in the last day or two here in West Sussex. Here are a few shots, including a mating pair. I’ve also included a couple of […]

Scientists spot their first albino panda

I couldn’t resist adding this tweet, which just arrived from Matthew, to the morning’s selection. With its pink eyes, this panda looks like a true albino, and I hope it will be okay. (They have no predators as adults, so its conspicuous color isn’t a detriment, and all they have to do is find bamboo.) […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Duncan McCaskill from Canberra sent us a series of photos, à la Eadweard Muybridge, of a kangaroo hopping, and three lagniappe ‘roos. His notes are indented: Here is a sequence of 7 photos of an Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) hopping. They were taken at about 10 frames per second, so the sequence covers […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

It’s been a while since I’ve featured the photos of Colin Franks (website here, Instagram page here, and Facebook page here), but we have a doozy today: a bunch of beautiful photos of a beautiful animal: the red fox (Vulpes vulpes). As you see, wild ones come in different colors. Colin’s notes are only the […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Please send me any good wildlife photos you have, as I am fretting over the lowering level of my photo tank. Thanks! Today we have some photos by Joe Dickinson, whose captions are indented: Here is a second set from Tomales Bay/Point Reyes. [JAC: see first set here.] I think these are least sandpipers (Calidris […]

Momma bear teaches her cubs to fish

Reader Michael called my attention to this video from BBC Earth. (Is there any better venue for wildlife videos?) The whitish mother bear isn’t a polar bear or an albino, but a light color variant of the black bear, found in British Columbia, called the Kermode bear or “ghost bear”.  The variant is produced by […]

Monday: Duck report

Things are quiet at Botany Pond, as the female duck (not Honey) rarely visits, and when she does she incites all the males in the pond to fight by flying over the pond and quacking loudly.  Inter-male carnage ensues. There is often more than one drake around, and although I’m feeding Gregory Peck because he’s […]