As always, I’m continuing to rethink how I go about shooting the photos that I do. I purchased a portable hide thinking that it would be a great way to get even closer to birds and other wildlife, but I haven’t used it yet. That’s because I have been able to get as close as […]

via More of the same — Quiet Solo Pursuits


My name is Jasmin. I am twenty years old and studying Nursing. I live in New Jersey and have a 5-year-old male sun conure named Frankie. Frankie is a feisty little boy, particular in his like and dislike of specific individuals. In my family, it’s me he likes and trusts most, wanting always to be […]

via Hello! — BirbObserver

Birdie Rhythm & Blues

It turns out humans are not the only species that know how to make instruments to play rhythmic drumming. Palm cockatoos have mastered that skill as well. And they do it to woo females. A team of scientists from the Australian National University, the University of Queensland and Deakin University are studying these birds to…

via These birds play homemade drums, a first for a non-human species — Quartz

Beautiful Kingfisher

Nancy, you’ve put up a challenge I can’t resist today: “Birds.” Since you’ve posted a hummingbird shot, I won’t. Instead, I’ll share a photo of a belted kingfisher that I took several years ago. On my way back from watching some fishing birds, egrets and herons, I happened to look up. There at the end […]

via A Photo a Week: Birds…belted kingfisher — This, that and the other thing