Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

Today we have shrews—as far as I know, our first ones. These come from reader Richard Bond, whose notes are indented: I saw this frenetic little beast scuttling around in a tiny part of my garden. I recognised it immediately as a shrew, but one much smaller than I have seen before: about 50 mm […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Remember to send in your photos if you have some; I can always use more! Today we have a special edition on migratory sparrows contributed by reader Mike McDowell, whose notes and IDs are indented: With the recent arrival of American Tree Sparrows, fall sparrow migration through southern Wisconsin is drawing to a close. Though […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Colin Franks (website here, Facebook here, Instagram here) sent us another lovely batch of gorgeous bird photos. His IDs are indented. And keep sending in your photos, please. Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronate): Pileated Woodpecker (Hylatomus pileatus): Rufus Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus): Brown Creeper (Certhia Americana): Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus): Common Loon (Gavia immer): Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

On this dreary Monday, please enjoy some nice photos of California birds by reader Joe Dickinson, whose notes and IDs are indented: Here is a miscellaneous set, mostly birds, from recent weeks. Camping at Bodega Bay, we saw a remarkable concentration of medium waders, mostly marbled godwits (Limosa fedoa) and willets (Catotrophorus semipalmatus), pushed together, […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

We have photos from four readers today. The first is from Stephen Barnard, whose documentation of a brood of gadwall ducklings was posted this summer. I believe eleven were hatched, and nine survived. What took them? Maybe an Onchorhynchus mykiss: Here’s a rainbow trout that may have been responsible for some gadwall duckling fatalities. Urban […]

The gathering of the flies

by Matthew Cobb Here’s a lovely tweet by Japanese macrophotographer @muakbno. Look at all those flies! What are they and what are they doing? 数で勝負 pic.twitter.com/FkmIwrFZhL — mouuuusa (@muakbno) October 27, 2017 @muakbno posted these pics with some explanation: 日暮れのマサキの葉に次々と集まってくるキモグリバエの仲間。葉に触れたりして、1匹でも飛び立つと隊列が乱れてしまうので息を殺して静かに近づく。数に関係なくほぼ同じ上向きに並んでます。 pic.twitter.com/yA0qFmRVUv — mouuuusa (@muakbno) October 28, 2017 Twitter translation: “Chloropidae and flock to the leaves […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have some nice pictures by our regularest regular, Stephen Barnard. These were sent on October 13, and his notes are indented. (Click photos to enlarge.) I took this photo this morning. The tiny spots in the sky just above the horizon are mallards. [JAC: see second photo if you can’t spot them.]In my 5 […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

We have a new contributor today, Christian Allesandro Perez, who takes terrific photos and videos that you can see only on his flickr site and his website, alephrocco.  He’s lately been in Costa Rica, but today gives us photos from Australia. Please give him a warm welcome to inspire him to keep contributing here!  Christian’s notes and […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Duncan McCaskill from Canberra is a new contributor, so give him a hearty welcome for his photos of his country’s robins. Duncan’s notes are indented: I’ve been a regular reader of your website for years, but have never sent in photos before. Here a few from photos of mine of some Australian robins. Australian […]

A new book from Piotr Naskrecki

by Matthew Cobb Here are some great recent tweets by ace photographer Piotr, one of which advertises his new book about Costa Rica. One of Costa Rica's marvels, the Giant sylvan leaf katydid (Celidophylla albimacula). More in "Hidden Kingdom", https://t.co/1Zo7jf4r1f. pic.twitter.com/W5Ce6Xf2X8 — Piotr Naskrecki (@naskrecki) October 25, 2017 Ancala africana, a gorgeous tabanid fly with […]