Category Archives: video

Readers’ wildlife photos and videos

We have photos and videos today. The videos first, leading off with a contribution from Tara Tanaka, whom we haven’t seen in a while. This was in fact posted in October. Here’s her encounter with javelinas (also known as collared peccaries, Pecari tajacu. Once in Big Bend National Park I was accosted by a herd […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

It’s time for my sporadic plea for more photographs from readers. While I have about ten sets in reserves, that will last for only a week and a half. If you have good wildlife photos, please send them to me soon.  And thanks to all the photographers who have obliged me in the past! Reader Rick […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

My tank is very low, so do send in your good wildlife photos and videos. All the readers will appreciate it, as of course will I. First, a video from Rick Longworth: As fall begins the water birds have been grouping for flights south.  The Canada geese (Branta canadensis) leave the river in the morning […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs (and videos)

There’s a small road just north of Moss Landing, California that runs beside a small estuary that’s terrifically rich in wildlife: birds, otters, sea lions, and so on. It’s been called “The Serengeti of the Pacific”, and we spent quite a bit of time there. Here are some photographs of what you can see. A […]

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 […]