Western Kingbird, Displaying Its Crest (Just A Bit) — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. Recently, I made some images of a Western Kingbird sitting on a wire fence in Sonoita’s grasslands. I was pleased with the images: the lighting is nice and the bird posed prettily for me. It was […]

Western Kingbird, Displaying Its Crest (Just A Bit) — Sonoran Images

Photography of Birds – Set # 102 — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

Set # 102 Willet Ruddy turnstones engage in a variety of behaviours to locate and capture prey. These behaviors can be placed into six general categories: Routing — The turnstone manipulates piles of seaweed through flicking, bulldozing, and pecking to expose small crustaceans or gastropod molluscs hidden underneath. Turning stones — As suggested by its […]

Photography of Birds – Set # 102 — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

Gila Woodpecker — Fledgling — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Louisa and I were driving on a dirt road in high desert a couple of weeks ago when I saw a Gila Woodpecker sitting on a fencepost. The bird seemed to be engrossed with the post, pecking at it. Normally, Gilas are pretty […]

Gila Woodpecker — Fledgling — Sonoran Images

What Am I Going To Do Today? — Through Open Lens

F/9.0, 1/320, ISO 320. Eastern Chipmunk Why did the tiny ghost join the football team? He heard they needed a little team spirit. Interesting Fact: It has several bird-like or chattering calls; one is a trill at the rate of 130 vibrations per minute and another is a lower-pitched, clicking sound. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_chipmunk )

What Am I Going To Do Today? — Through Open Lens

Photos of the Week – June 26, 2020 — The Prairie Ecologist

We did some data collection at the Niobrara Valley Preserve this week. After we finished that work, we had an evening and early morning to do some wandering and photography before heading back south. Here are some photos from the trip.

Photos of the Week – June 26, 2020 — The Prairie Ecologist

Crested Caracaras — Almost Ready — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. We took advantage of our discovery of a nest of Crested Caracaras (based on tips that I received from others) by returning to the site several times. I was able to chronicle the development of the three […]

Crested Caracaras — Almost Ready — Sonoran Images

Summer? What Summer? – Muir of Dinnet NNR — Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve

Summer? What summer? No, that’s not a reflection on the weather, even though it’s blowing a northerly gale as I write this. It’s just that, for a great many creatures, there’s no such thing as ‘summer’ ….the year segues seamlessly from spring to autumn. And yes, I do know that it’s not even the summer […]

Summer? What Summer? – Muir of Dinnet NNR — Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve

Good Enough to Melt the World’s Heart — Wildlife Intrigued

Another month has been torn off the calendar. Before long we’ll be in fall wondering where the hell the year went. Of course, that is when the stress levels will start sky rocketing as that also means the annual Halloween Haunted Trail will be looming and my longtime readers know how crazy that time gets. […]

Good Enough to Melt the World’s Heart — Wildlife Intrigued