Sea-searchers recognised for 31-year contribution to marine conservation. — Scotland’s Nature

SNH has supported Seasearch in Scotland for many years now. The skills and enthusiasm of their union of marine life investigators has in turn supported our own research. Some of our marine team are Seasearch volunteers in their free time. So we were almost as pleased as they were to see the efforts of their […]

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Hummingbirds In Natural Light — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. I began this series of posts of wildlife images from Costa Rica with some photographs of hummingbirds that I took using three different flash techniques. Today, I’m featuring images that I made near the end of the […]

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Spectacled Owls at Cope’s Place — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. Our Costa Rica adventure included a hike one morning in search of Spectacled Owls. We were led down a narrow jungle trail by a man named Cope (pronounced “Co-pay”). Cope is a naturalist and an illustrator of […]

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Two Quarter Horses die at Louisiana Downs — Tuesday’s Horse

We do not post much about Quarter Horse racing fatalities. Shame on us for not doing so. “Lrh Fast as Oak” and “Perry Train” According to Equibase, two “fell and were euthanzied” on opening day of Louisiana Downs’ Quarter Horse race meeting. Their names were “Lrh Fast as Oak” and “Perry Train”. They were only […]

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‘Senseless Act of Violence.’ Maryland Driver Baits Seagulls With Popcorn, Then Runs Over Flock — TIME

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Maryland police are searching for a driver who lured a flock of seagulls to a parking lot and then ran over them with a vehicle, killing at least 10 birds in what the city’s police department have described as a “senseless act of violence against animals.” Officers in Laurel, Md., a city 20 miles northeast…

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Biemparado Grande/Great Potoo/Nyctibius grandis — One Bird Per Day/Un Ave Por Día #1.020

Nombre en español: Biemparado Grande Nombre en ingles: Great Potoo Nombre científico: Nyctibius grandis Familia: Nyctibiidae El nictibio grande (Nyctibius grandis),​ también conocido como urutaú grande, es una especie de ave caprimulgiforme perteneciente a la familia Nyctibiidae,​ que vive en el neotrópico. Es el bienparado de mayor tamaño y de coloración más pálida. Llama casi exclusivamente en noches de luna. Su nombre Nyctibius significa de vida nocturna y […]

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Kinda Classy Kinda Hood — Through Open Lens

F/6.3, 1/500, ISO 220. Hooded Merganser ( Female ) When is a door sweet and tasty? When it’s jammed! Interesting Fact: Unlike dabbling ducks, Hooded Mergansers swim low in the water. Their legs are far back on their bodies, which helps in diving but makes them awkward on land. They take flight by running across […]

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Rodeos: Make electro-shocking horses illegal — Tuesday’s Horse

• SIGN THE PETITION » Rodeos across the nation are sold as fun for the whole family, but they often have a dark underbelly of animal abuse. Recent footage of a rodeo held at the Rowell Ranch Rodeo Park in Castro Valley, California, confirms that this event was no different. These horses, who are already under […]

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