Dried seaweed washed up on the shore – or more correct abandoned by the tide or the wind. Many trails to see or to follow. Trails “drawn” in the rapeseed field by a farmer. Nature has created a waterway here, not visible from a distance. Running water is always looking for a trail downhill. – […]
F/6.3, 1/125, ISO 500. Blue Jay What kind of shoes do ninjas wear? Sneakers. Interesting Fact: They often mate for life, remaining with their social mate throughout the year. Only the female incubates; her mate provides all her food during incubation. For the first 8–12 days after the nestlings hatch, the female broods them and […]
This little fuzzball is just learning to fly and hence spent a bit of time on the ground this day.
Foto: Francisco PiedrahitaNombra en español: Gaviota Rabihorcada Nombre en inglés: Swallow-tailed Gull Nombre científico: Creagrus furcatus Familia: Laridae Canto: Roger AlhmanLa gaviota de las Galápagos (Creagrus furcatus), también conocida como gaviota tijereta o gaviota de cola bifurcada, es una especie de ave charadriforme de la familia de las gaviotas (Laridae). Es endémica de las islas Galápagos aunque puede verse también en las costas continentales colombianas ecuatorianas y peruanas. Es el único miembro del género Creagrus. Foto: Francisco PiedrahitaLibro…
I was walking along, my gaze in the treetops as usual, looking and listening for birds. I heard a frantic scurrying on the path ahead of me, and was just in time to see a lace monitor lizard scramble onto a tree. The lizard hid for a while at the base of the tree, observing […]
I am not sure what kind of insect this male Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) had caught, but he seemed pretty proud of himself yesterday at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge. When I first spotted him, the bluebird was perched on the roof of a nesting box. I suspect that there may be a female and possibly […]
A Day on Merganser Lake XXII Here’s a stately photo of a female red-bellied woodpecker. Males have red extending mullet-style from behind the bill all of the way down the lower neck area. Females have less red, such as this one. A photo of a male is included at the bottom of this post for […]
From the archives 28th April 2012
Blue legs and sunshine on an early spring day. An American Avocet foraging in the shallow waters with cattails still brown from the summer before.