Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Joe Dickinson is back with some photos from California; his notes are indented. Here are some photos from a recent trip up to Tomales Bay and Point Reyes, north of San Francisco.  I’ve fleshed them out with some shots from earlier trips to the same area.  A second set will follow shortly. There were big […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Stephen Barnard has been sending me photos from Idaho every few days, and let’s see them all together. His captions are indented. The first set of photos came with a “trigger warning: mink/mallards”. I was relieved that the mallards didn’t get eaten. This American Mink (Neovison vison) was working its way down the creek, sometimes […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Barbara Wilson sent us a fine passel of bird photos as well as a few plant pix. Her captions are indented: Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) all decked out in fresh breeding plumage, ready to wow the females. (Corvallis, Oregon, 11 April 2019)” Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens) feeding on a catkin of Hooker’s Willow (Salix […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Paul Peed sent some raptor photos from Florida; his notes are indented:       Continuing with Raptors of T.M. Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area. Crested Caracara  The Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway), a member or the Falcon family, is T.M. Goodwin’s “feel good” character.  One cannot but smile broadly when viewing this incredible bird.  It […]

Stephen Barnard has mallards, too

I guess Spring has come to Idaho, for Stephen Barnard, on his big plot of land on Silver Creek, reports an influx of mallards. He sent some lovely photos, and his notes are indented: Some photos of your favorite duck species: Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) A small flock flew into the creek in pretty good light […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and a video)

Please send in your good wildlife photos if you have some. Reader Tony Eales from Australia continues his series of arthropods from his trip to Borneo. His notes are indented. There aren’t too many insect orders left from my Borneo trip. Here we have Blattodea, Diptera and Hemiptera. A lot of people think termites are […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have some bird photos today from reader Saloni Rose, an evolutionary biology and neurobiology student at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (ISER) in Mohali, India. Saloni has contributed once before. Her notes and IDs are indented (this contribution was sent on March 1): This week I had an opportunity to visit […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I suspect this will be the last installment here for about two weeks, but if you’ve sent in photos, never fear: I have them all here in Chicago. Today’s contribution is from Joe Dickinson, whose notes are indented: Not technically “wildlife”, nevertheless here are some photos from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The first two are […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader John Harshman sent some photos of bird banding; his notes are indented. On the fourth Tuesday of every month, Edgar del Valle nets and bands birds at the Oaxaca Ethnobotanical Garden. It happens we were there on one of those Tuesdays and took some pictures. This is a dusky hummingbird Cynanthus sordidus being removed from the […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Nilou visited the Kaena Point Natural Area Reserve to see the breeding Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis), which I also saw when I was in Oahu. Here are three pictures of these gorgeous beasts in situ. A downy chick inspected by adults: Reader Kevin Elskin sent some photos from Arkansas; his notes are indented: First, […]