Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photographs

It’s Stephen Barnard Day again, as he’s sending me photos on the road, and I have some in old emails. These are in fact from May 3. Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus): Desi keeping a close lookout and  Lucy on the nest. [JAC: the eaglets have now hatched and fledged]: American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana): Deets :-) […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

I have arrived in Colorado Springs, where I’ll be till July 1, and where’I’ll decompress (there is nothing like driving 12 hours and seeing only cornfields and grain silos), buy a belt (which I left in Chicago for some reason), and get ready for the trip to Aspen over Colorado’s highest paved pass, Independence Pass (12,095 feet). In […]

Mini Reader’s Wildlife photos

Reader Joe Dickinson sends us this:   I know Jerry is fond of ducklings, so here is a family of mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) caught on June 23rd and again on the 27th  near the mouth of Aptos Creek, CA.  The growth (and change in plumage) over just four days is quite noticeable. Mallards are distributed […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

This may be the last dollop of photos for a while, depending on how much time I have on the road. But today we have a great series from Bruce Lyon, continuing his story of the Northern Harrier nest I posted about several weeks ago. Here are his pictures and notes; the photos are stunning, and be […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

If you’ve been around here for a while, you’ll remember that reader Mark Sturtevant raises lepidopterans for a hobby. We get the benefit in the form of developmental information and lovely pictures. Here’s the latest batch, with his notes: As you may recall I had raised a large batch of cecropia moths (Hyalophora cecropia) last […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Joe Dickinson sent multiple photos of a single hummingbirds; I could call the series, à la Wallace Stevens, “Seven ways of looking at a hummingbird.” A male Anna’s Hummingbird (Calypte anna) has selected a twig outside my window as a primary surveillance perch, sallying forth periodically on foraging runs or to chase intruders.  This has […]

Felid of the day

Four felid posts in one day? Why not? This tw**t from CarnivoreScience was sent to Matthew Cobb by Randy. I presume the photographer survived. I want to know, though, how he knew the cat was a female.  

Readers’ wildlife photos

This week will be the last for a while in which I show readers’ wildlife photos, but keep sending them in, though I’m going to ask readers to restrict their emails to me when I’m on the road, as my email access will be spottier. Continuing from yesterday, we have Swiss reader Jacques Hausser’s second […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Jacques Hausser from Switzerland sent some lovely photos of lepidopterans: Pieris brassicae, the large white or European cabbage white. Family Pieridae. One of the most common species in Europe, but it was also observed recently in Michigan. USA, watch out for your cabbages ! Polyommatus icarus, the common blue. Family Lycaenidae. Their are zillions of species […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Yesterday we had three photos from reader Jon Meddings. I prepared this post with the rest of his photos, but he hadn’t yet sent the names and background information. Since he’s temporarily absconded to Europe, I’ll simply present the pictures and leave the unidentified species and subspecies to the readers. Alaskan brown bears (Ursus arctos alascensis): Alaskan […]

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