Category Archives: video

Readers’ wildlife videos

Tara Tanaka has a new video, which took her 18 hours to edit. But it’s worth it, at least to us, because it’s lovely and it shows DUCKS! Be sure to click on the video and put it on full screen. Her notes: Canvasbacks  [Aythya valisineria] are one of my favorite ducks, and on this winter […]

Readers’ wildlife video

Reader Tara Tanaka (Vimeo site here, Flickr site here) has a beautiful new video taken at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Although the park was closed due to The Wall Fiasco, Tara wouldn’t let a little thing like that prevent her filming. Her notes: All of this footage was shot in January 2019, except […]

An animal-and-other-stuff video

It’s Squirrel Appreciation Day, and so I present a video that starts with a squirrel and has several squirrels later on. It is in fact not just a squirrel video, but one person’s compilation of the best videos of 2018 (part 5!).  It’s 21.5 minutes long, so Judge for yourself; this one includes Chicago’s hitchhiking […]

Readers’s wildlife photos (and a video)

Reader Terry Platt sent a short movie of a big comet: As my interests include astrophotography, I thought that you might like the attached movie of Comet Wirtanen that I took on the night of December 22nd. The comet is currently making a close pass of the Earth and, despite a full moon, it was quite […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

We have videos and photos today. The video is from reader Rick Longworth, who found a sodden hawk. His notes: This immature sharp-shinned hawk (Accipiter striatus) was completely drenched after a night of soaking rain. Initially it looked pretty pathetic. After an hour of constant grooming, as the sun began to warm the upper branches […]

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 […]