Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today’s set of beetle photos comes from a regular, Jacques Hausser, who lives in Switzerland. His notes are indented. A “cockchafer” is not a woolen undergarment, but a species of brown beetle found in Europe that used to be a pest on grass and crops, especially during its periodic outbreaks. When I was a schoolboy […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have some photos from New Zealand sent by reader Keith Cook, whose comments and IDs are indented. These attachments are a collection of pics from around my home and the local beach. I include some landscapes a la Stephen Bernard, seeing and raising his with a South Pacific sunrise or two… and a moon rise […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we hear from Tony Eales in Oz, who, on a trip to Borneo with other “citizen scientists”, produced a paper that you can read about here.  We benefit, too, by getting these pictures of mantises and phasmids (stick insects) from the same area. Tony’s notes are indented. Continuing the arthropods I encountered in Borneo. This […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Be sure to send me in your good wildlife photos. Thanks! Evolutionary biologist John Avise sent another batch of bird photos, and they’re my favorite birds. His notes and IDs are indented. Note that although the males diverge strongly in their appearance, females often look pretty much the same. This indicates that the male divergence (and […]

Reader’s wildlife photos

Well, today we have not wildlife but stars, appropriate for Valentine’s Day since we have no amorous animals and stars often feature in love poems. These lovely photos come from reader Tim Anderson, whose notes are indented. I’m having an unusual run of clear, still nights, so I am taking advantage of the opportunities. This […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have another batch of lovely photos from Mark Sturtevant, which of course means insects and other arthropods. His notes are indented: Here is the last batch of photos taken in 2017. The first two pictures are of insects that were attracted to apples in my back yard that had been preyed upon by […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Remember to send in your good wildlife photos. The tank doesn’t fill itself! We have two contributors today, the first being Tim Anderson from Oz, who sent us both an astronomy photo and an animal photo. First the critters, one of the rare moth species that migrate. A pair of migrating bogong moths (Agrotis infusa) […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Paul Peed, whose are available at Instagram and eBird, sent us some photos of a raptor we don’t see often here: the snail kite.  His notes are indented. (Note the curved and asymmetrical beak in the penultimate photo.) Raptors at T. M. Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area Series Snail Kite The Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis) feeds almost exclusively […]

Readers’ wildlife photos and video

We have two contributors today. The first is Charles Sawicki, who found a beaver! His notes, and those of Stephen below, are indented. Here are photos and a movie of a rescued beaver. This North American beaver (Castor canadensis) was found early last summer as a tiny kit crying in a drainage ditch. Beavers in distress […]

Reader’s wildlife video

Rick Longworth sent a video of birds at his new feeder in Idaho. There are seven of them, and I’ve identified them, in order, below the fold. Guess the species as you watch, and then check to see if you got 100%. Rick’s notes: Birds at the feeder – Having recently moved to the West, […]