Playero Occidental/Western Sandpiper/Calidris mauri — Birds Colombia: 846 especies hoy

Nombre en español: Playero Occidental Nombre en ingles: Western Sandpiper Nombre científico: Calidris mauri Familia: Scolopacidae Foto: Jose Luis Pushaina/Samuel Aristizabal/Francisco Piedrahita Canto: Andrew Spencer El correlimos de Alaska (Calidris mauri o Erolia mauri) es una pequeña ave limícola de la familia Scolopacidae. Descripción Los adultos tienen las piernas oscuras y pico corto, fino y oscuro, más fino y algo curvado en la […]

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Sunshine Is My Favorite Accessory! — Through Open Lens

F/8.0, 1/250, ISO 100. California Sea Lion What did E.T.’s mother say to him when he got home? Where on Earth have you been? Interesting Fact: The sea lion’s ancient ancestors, like those of whales and dolphins, lived on land. The modern animal is well adapted to an aquatic environment, with its streamlined body and […]

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Field Notes: South Fork of the Payette River — Wickersham’s Conscience

The Payette River, with the Boise River and Weiser River, are the river systems that drain the westerly side of the Idaho Batholith in central Idaho. Like its more famous cousin, the Salmon River and its various forks, the Payette has carved deeply into the Batholith. Unlike its sister streams, in many stretches of the […]

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PLEASE KEEP ON THE GRASS! LIE DOWN! ROLL AROUND IN IT! FORGET ALL YOUR RESPONSIBILITES! — Through Open Lens

F/7.1, 1/200, ISO 400. Northern Flicker What do you call a Happy Cowboy? A Jolly Rancher Interesting Fact: Northern Flickers don’t act like typical woodpeckers. They mainly forage on the ground, sometimes among sparrows and blackbirds. When flushed, flickers often perch erect on thin horizontal branches rather than hitching up or around a tree trunk. Flickers […]

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Hummingbird Week, photo 6 — Birds of New England.com

I’ll be venturing out of New England for a few days and don’t want the birds here to think I forgot about them so I’m instituting my own Hummingbird Week. Each day this week I’ll post a new or old photo of a ruby-throated hummingbird, the only hummer that occurs regularly in New England. There […]

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All About the Moose — Montana Rose Photography

Just a moose hanging in the water. It is not often that I just take a sit and hang out with the animals, but when I do it is because I stumble upon one. Of course, this guy I didn’t exactly stumble upon. I was driving back from hiking where I was indeed looking for […]

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Hey Go Nuts Today! — Through Open Lens

F/6.3, 1/640, ISO 200. Eastern Gray Squirrel Why do squirrels swim on their backs? To keep their nuts dry. Interesting Fact: Squirrels are extremely intelligent creatures. They are known to put on elaborate bogus food burying displays to deceive onlookers. The fake burials are to trick potential thieves, such as other squirrels or birds, […]

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