Category Archives: video

Readers’ wildlife photos (and a non-reader video)

As I wrote five days ago, adding video and photos, biologist Bruce Lyon and I boarded a small vessel in Moss Landing, California, hoping to see humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae). As my videos and photos showed, we were amply rewarded, seeing not only whales breaching, lunge-feeding, and surface feeding, but also seeing them accompanied by literally hundreds […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

Reader Rick Longworth sent a hummingbird video from Idaho. His notes are indented: I’ve been watching my local hummingbird community since I arrived in Idaho in April.  So far I’ve identified black chinned (Archilochus alexandri) and rufous hummingbirds(Selasphorus rufus).  I was lucky to capture three types of feeding behavior shown in the attached film. 1. In addition […]

Readers’ wildlife photos and videos: Monday duck report (a drake appears!)

UPDATE: As of a few minutes ago, Honey and her drake are absent. Now they may be gone for good, or may just be exploring or fleeing the sound of construction nearby (they’re working on the sidewalk close to the pond). But this may be it until 2019. I’ll report back at lunchtime. ________ Well, […]

Readers’ wildlife videos and photos

It’s time to refill the photo tank. I have a fair few contributions, but I could always use more, so send in your good animal, plant, astronomy, and other nature-related pictures. To add to Stephen Barnard’s hummingbird photos of two days ago, he’s sent two videos of hummingbird fights (rufous vs. black-chinned). Be sure to […]

Reader’s wildlife video

Tara Tanaka (Vimeo page here, Flickr page here, and YouTube channel here) spotted an unusual wood duck (Aix sponsa) on her property. Having traits of both males and females, it appears to be either a hermaphrodite or a gynandromorph. Watch her video below and make your guesses. In the video’s notes below (indented), Tara reports […]

100th Infinite Monkey Cage episode is now video to the world:

The other day I put up the podcast link to the hundredth episode of the BBC comedy/science show “The Infinite Monkey Cage”, starring Robin Ince and physicist Brian Cox. Now the video is available to everyone, not just UK residents, and you can see go to its site by clicking  on the screenshot below. Spot […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

Stephen Barnard has a box o’ kestrels (Falco sparverius) on his garage. The parents are Boris and Natasha, and there’s at least one chick—almost certainly more.  Here’s one chick, which is growing rapidly. Stephen’s notes are indented: Here’s the gorgeous male: Boris has been scarce for weeks — off hunting and avoiding the blackbirds  and […]

Reader’s wildlife videos

We have two videos today from Tara Tanaka (Vimeo page here, Flickr page here), one shot in Florida and the other in New Mexico. Be sure to enlarge both. The first is from Florida, and Tara’s explanation is indented. About two months ago I thought I saw a Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio martinicus) in our swamp – […]

Readers’ wildlife videos

We have three videos today, and photos will resume tomorrow with a lovely post on owls from Bruce Lyon. But today we have some really nice videos. The first two are is from Stephen Barnard, who built a nest box, affixed to his garage, for a pair of American kestrels (Falco sparverius) to nest. They […]

Readers’ wildlife videos

I am having trouble braining today, so posting may be light. But there are two videos filling the wildlife slot. The first comes from Tara Tanaka in Florida (vimeo site here, flickr site here), who took some video of Bob the Bobcat, whose picture I posted yesterday. It’s not clear to either of us, though, […]