Category Archives: photography

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, […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have another potpourri today, starting with two photos from reader Gary Miranda (all readers’ comments are indented): I seldom see only four bushtits [Psaltriparus minimus] on my suet feeder (they usually come in hordes), but noticed in a close-up that the two in the foreground have different colored eyes. A little research revealed that […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

It’s Saturday, and time to gather the singletons, doubletons, and tripletons that I’ve been sent.  The first three are from reader Diana MacPherson. As usual, readers’ captions are indented. The birds are wanting seeds lately – even the poor, nervous cardinal, worried about his redness, has been on my deck. Here are some pictures of […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Duncan McCaskill in Australia has a popular birdbath, and it’s gotten even more popular with the heat. His notes and photos: Its been a long hot summer in Australia, and here in Canberra and my bird bath has been busy. I clean and re-fill it nearly every day, but at the end of the […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Carl Sufit has contributed some additional underwater shots; his commentary is indented. A few more from Cayman Brac.  I have loads of images to go through from past few trips to Bonaire (going public is a good incentive to actually do so), and can consider sending some after I’ve done so. Many phyla and […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Liz Strahle contributed a batch of bird photos; her IDs and notes are indented. Attached are the wildlife photographs that I took in the last few months. These are mostly from the winter but there are a couple in the beginning from late fall. Most of these were taken in NJ. There are a […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Paul sent some photos of, and I quote: “my favorite of the Herons, Butorides virescens”. This is the Green Heron, and Paul’s captions are indented: One of the most successful of the 64 recognized species of Ardeidae is the Green Heron (Butorides virescens).  These guys are highly successful at T.M. Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area in […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

We have a short version today, as I’m running out of pictures and must be frugal (send in your photos, folks). Our first contribution is a bird photo by Diana MacPherson, who describes it this way: This is a black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus). This image is of the chickadee eating a seed in a bush. […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have a selection of insect photos from regular Mark Sturtevant, whose comments and IDs are indented: Here is the final batch of photos taken over the summer of 2017. Enjoy! We begin with a picture of some very tiny flies that were feeding from flowers. They’re clearly not mosquitoes, although they do somewhat […]