Category Archives: mammals

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Joe Dickinson recently went to Australia and New Zealand (lucky guy!) and has sent us some photos. His notes are indented, and some of the IDs could use confirmation: Here is some “wildlife” from Australia.  We had little luck out in the bush, but visited some nice “wildlife parks” in Cairns and Sydney. These are really […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Anne-Marie Cournoyer in Montreal sent some photos from around her house and her feeding station, “Le Cafe Sauvage” (motto: “Do not eat the customers.” Her noted and IDs are indented: Mourning Dove – Zenaida macroura: a very nice couple I must say. Red-winged Blackbird – Agelaius phoeniceus: Behind our house there is a cycling path. And some […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Andrée Sanborn sent another batch of her photos, this one called “no moths”. But I’m adding a moth. Andrée’s caption are indented. Her sites are these: Tumblr blog: http://meeyauw.tumblr.com/ Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/meeyauw Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/meeyauw Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii); Northeast Vermont; August 11, 2017.  Lucy the Yellow Lab and I returned to May Pond one evening to retake some […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Joe Dickinson recently returned from a trip to Australia and New Zealand, and has sent photos, but before he left he went whale watching in Monterey Bay, California. These photos are from that trip, and Joe’s words are indented. We departed from Moss Landing, home to the world’s largest population of southern sea otters […]

Readers’ wildlife videos

We have three videos today, and photos will resume tomorrow with a lovely post on owls from Bruce Lyon. But today we have some really nice videos. The first two are is from Stephen Barnard, who built a nest box, affixed to his garage, for a pair of American kestrels (Falco sparverius) to nest. They […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Robert Jase has been feeding raccoons (Procyon lotor), striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis), and a Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana). He’s a man after my own heart, and let’s not have any kvetching about feeding wild animals here. I’ve told him that I prefer pictures in focus, but he admits that he has trouble focusing (it […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Young Jamie Blilie has sent the second installment of his most recent photos via his dad, James Blilie. The captions are indented. At bottom we have a Stephen Barnard photo of DUCKS! A flock of Common Redpolls going after the thistle seed feeder (Acanthis flammea): A Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla): A Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia): […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

We have two photos today from Tara Tanaka (Vimeo page here, Flickr page here) in Florida, as well as a video she took a while back that I’ve never posted. First, the photos.  Meet Marshall the marsh rabbit. Note the small ears, the long legs, and the square face, almost like a capybara. Wikipedia says […]

True Facts about the anteater

Why is ZeFrank like lox? Because he’s on a roll—pumping out a lot of new videos telling us the TRUTH about nature. Here are some true facts about the anteater. It’s a good one, too!

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Joe Dickinson has sent in a last installment of photos of the Galápagos (photos of Australia to come). His notes are indented: The Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) is, implausibly, found on the equator. Superficially similar, the Galapagos flightless cormorant (Phalacrocorax harrisi) has vestigial wings.  Flightless forms are, of course, common on islands. OK, cuteness […]