Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photos

Send ’em in, folks. I still have a backlog, but the level of the tank is draining. Today we have two contributors who sent bird photos. The first is Karen Bartelt, whose captions are below: A little mute swan (Cygnus olor) love from central Illinois.  This was a family of six.  One juvenile has a knob […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Michael Glenister sent some wildlife vacation snaps. His captions are indented: I just got back from a 2 week road trip from Vancouver to Drumheller with my kids.  So here are a few photos of for your perusal: From Manning Park: ground squirrels, the second being very laid back: A mule deer [Odocoileus hemionus]: Moving on to the Kelowna […]

Reader’s wildlife photos

How about a little Stephen Barnard photography (from Idaho) this rainy Saturday? His captions are indented. Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus). I love the common name of this  bird. Usually, the second word in a hyphenated name isn’t capitalized, like Red-tailed Hawk or Yellow-rumped Warbler. This seems to be an exception. Sometimes it’s spelled without the […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Kurt Andreas’s Instagram site describes him as “a naturalist in Queens,” (a borough of New York City) as well as an “amateur dolphinologist and beeologist.”  He sent some varied photos, and his captions are indented: Zabulon Skipper (Poanes zabulon) on Lantana sp., male, Glendale, NY (August 3, 2016) Hoverfly (Toxomerus geminatus; female). Glendale, NY (June 10, 2016): Leopard […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

We have two sets of urban wildlife photos today, the first from reader Diana MacPherson, who’s been absent for a while. Everyone’s captions are indented. Eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus) Among the Seeds: Eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus) Nibbles Seeds: Red-legged Grasshopper (Melanoplus femurrubrum) Perched on Bean Trellis And these are from reader Christopher: I hope these meet […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Yesterday we had a photo of newly hatched baby spiders. Continuing on this theme, reader Mark Sturtevant sent some lovely photos on the theme of small arthropods. His notes are indented; check out the possible case of mimicry in the last photo. This batch of pictures has a theme, which is an exploration of adorableness in […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (IDs needed)

We have some bird pictures from reader Karen Bartelt. She didn’t ID the bird but I suspect it’s a ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris); readers please verify. We feed hummingbirds all spring and summer.  This little guy had a habit of landing on a milkweed near the house, so I shot some photos.  When I looked at […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader John Harshman is an avid birder; he gives us today our daily bustards. John’s notes, as are all readers’, are indented. Bustard puns are welcome in the comments (I almost called this post “Lousy Botswanan bustards” but decided to keep my dignity). Here are some pictures from Botswana, a selection of bustards. We saw […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Don’t worry: I have all the photos people sent me when I was in Poland (I’m back now).  They will appear in time—at least the good photos—but today we must have some photos of Stephen Barnard from Idaho. He has a backlog, too, but these just came, and are lovely. His notes are indented: There […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Today’s a day to display singleton photos and others that are sent in a few at a time. The indented bits are the readers’ commentaries: Reader Cliff Moser sends a picture of a fearsome caterpillar. But it’s really quite a common one: I’ve attached a single photo of one of 4 large tomato hornworms [Manduca […]

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