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Readers’ wildlife photos

Bruce Lyon is back with some wonderful photos of his peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus), who have bred in California. His notes are indented. Bruce often drops by to answer questions, so if you have any please post them in the comments. Over the past five years I have been observing a pair of nesting peregrine […]

Hawks in a kettle

Reader Nilou sent a video of what seems to be a group of hawks (I don’t know the species, nor even if they’re hawks), circling in the sky. The YouTube notes say, “So today after flying I saw this odd formation of over 20-30 hawks that seams like they were having a ceremonial dance in […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

As I’m now in Chicago, the readers’ wildlife photos will now resume, and I have all that were sent me earlier. But do send me more, as I can always use them. Today we have contributions from four readers. The first is from Bruce Lyon, who, though a professor of ornithology/evolutionary biology, also photographed last […]

Farewell, Hawaii

I’m off this evening for a red-eye flight to Chicago—that is, if the predicted heavy snowfall doesn’t delay or cancel my flight. Posting will be lighter than usual until I get on my feet around Sunday. And so I bid farewell to this blessed isle, having had a great time here over the past three […]

Entries: World’s Prettiest Bird Contest

On Sunday I wrote a short post about “What’s the world’s prettiest bird?“. I gave my own choice, the Resplendent Quetzal, and then invited readers to submit their own choice of bird and a few words of appreciation.  Here are the selections. There is a Super Secret judge who will adjudicate the entries based on […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Bruce Lyon is back with his informative and lovely photo-and-science posts. This one’s about ptarmigans, their coloration, and why the males deliberately get dirty. Bruce’s notes are indented: Dirty Ptarmigan Here’s a second installment of “turkeys and their relatives” (order Galliformes). Today’s post will focus on one charismatic arctic-dwelling species, the Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus muta). [pronounced tarmigan, […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have a post-Thanksgiving treat today: reader and evolutionary ecologist Bruce Lyon has sent some great photos and information about turkeys and their dancing relatives. His notes are indented. Many of us have a culinary appreciation for turkey—I thought it would be nice to increase biological appreciation as well by presenting a bit about the […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Bruce Lyon has returned from Europe with some swell pictures, including many birds. His notes are indented: A selection of alpine and montane birds from my recent visit to France. I was in France to work on papers with my former graduate student Alexis Chaine, now a researcher at a research station at Moulis in […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have a wonderful set of photos, including FOXES (Honorary Cats™), sent by ecologist/ornithologist/evolutionist Bruce Lyon, who’s been traveling in Canada and France. His comments are indented: On my way to France I stopped in at Prince Edward Island (PEI), a small maritime province in Eastern Canada where my parents and sisters live. PEI […]

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 […]