Custer State Park — National Parks USA

Welcome back to National Parks & other public lands with T! If you are seeing this on Twitter or Facebook, please visit the blog to see all of the photos and read the story by clicking the link. Custer State Park is South Dakota’s largest and first state park, named for Lt. Colonel George Armstrong […]

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Be Yourself Everyone Is Already Taken! — Through Open Lens

F/7.1, 1/200, ISO 320. Killdeer Why do golfers wear two pairs of pants? In case they get a hole in one! Interesting Fact: Killdeer lay their eggs into an empty nest but add other materials later on. Some of these items they pick up as they are leaving and toss over their shoulder into the […]

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Bird’s ID – Vermillion Flycatcher — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

Vermillion Flycatcher The Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus obscurus) is a small passerine bird in the Tyrannidae, or tyrant flycatcher family. Most flycatchers are rather drab, but the vermilion flycatcher is a striking exception. It is a favorite with birders, but is not generally kept in aviculture, as the males tend to lose their vermilion coloration when […]

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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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