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 […]
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 […]
eyes as wide as the sky pre-flight deliberation
Masai Mara , Kenya.
I am blessed and thankful to be surrounded by nature every day. My drive to and from town includes a long stretch along one country road. The turtle pond – long called this because of the abundance of turtles one can see sunning themselves on warm spring, summer and early Fall days, is also home to a myriad of other wildlife including beaver, frogs, otters, mink, ducks, the occasional goose and great blue heron, insects, and on rare occasions, deer.
To some it’s just a pond, but to me, it’s an amazing oasis to be admired and appreciated every day.
Hearing the Chickadees calling in the trees above our heads we expected to look up and see either a black-capped or mountain chickadee as we had seen them earlier this day. However to our surprise we we greeted by this little Chestnut-Backed Chickadee looking down at us and hunting insects just above our heads. The […]
Great Egret ” Posing for Friends” © HJ Ruiz – Avian101
F/6.3, 1/160, ISO 320. Chipmunk Why don’t chipmunks wear skinny jeans? Because their nuts won’t fit. Interesting Fact: Chipmunks generally gather food on the ground in areas with underbrush, rocks, and logs, where they can hide from predators like hawks, foxes, coyotes, weasels, and snakes. They feed on insects, nuts, berries, seeds, fruit, and grain […]
You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a full screen image. People who visit my community in Tucson and who do not wander far from the city limits usually leave with an incorrect impression of southeastern Arizona’s topography and habitats. The area around Tucson is typical desert […]