Ten Favorite Images of 2020 — # 3, Burrowing Owls, Flight Training — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. Burrowing Owls may well be the most visually appealing of all of the subjects that I photograph. They didn’t evolve to be cute, but there is something definitely cute about these little owls, with their soft plumage […]

Ten Favorite Images of 2020 — # 3, Burrowing Owls, Flight Training — Sonoran Images

Guacamaya Verdelimón/Great Green Macaw/Ara ambiguus — #OneBirdPerDay #UnAvePorDía

Foto: Carlos Mario BranNombre en español: Guacamaya Verdelimón Nombre en inglés: Great Green Macaw Nombre científico: Ara ambiguus Familia: Psittacidae Canto:  Bret WhitneyEl guacamayo verde (Ara ambiguus) también conocido como lapa verde​ o guacamayo ambiguo es una especie de ave psitaciforme de la familia de los loros (Psittacidae) propio de las selvas de Centroamérica, desde el oriente de Honduras, hasta el noroccidente de Colombia y una población aislada en el occidente de Ecuador.​ Actualmente…

Guacamaya Verdelimón/Great Green Macaw/Ara ambiguus — #OneBirdPerDay #UnAvePorDía

Shrike the Impaler~ —

The Salton Sea in Southern California is home, at various times of the year, to 424 species of birds. The Loggerhead Shrike is a song bird who is a tough ten inches of feathered lethality! Listen to his song repertoire by clicking on the link (be patient, it takes him a bit to warm up!) […]

Shrike the Impaler~ —

Horse Surrenders Climbing — Western Horse Watchers Association

A story published yesterday by Fox News of Colorado Springs, CO says that a rescue in Ellicott has reached its capacity and now has a waitlist with eleven more. An email sent this morning asking if any of the horses are coming in with freeze marks has not been answered. A BLM public affairs officer […]

Horse Surrenders Climbing — Western Horse Watchers Association

Cliff Swallow — Feathered Focus

Hey guys welcome back. And Happy Christmas to those out there that celebrate. Today’s bird is the cliff swallow. Like other swallows the cliff swallow can be seen flying rapidly over water or freshly cut fields as they gobble up flying insects mid-flight with their bat-like flight patterns. Cliff swallows look similar to bard swallows […]

Cliff Swallow — Feathered Focus

Return of Bird of the Week: Downy Woodpecker — Wickersham’s Conscience

Male Downy Woodpecker, McCall, Idaho Common, very widely distributed and tolerant of humankind, the Downy Woodpecker is easily attracted to a suet feeder. Its range extends across North America, from the Seward Peninsula in Alaska to southern Florida, and from southern California to Labrador. A smaller version of the Hairy Woodpecker, it’s interesting because the […]

Return of Bird of the Week: Downy Woodpecker — Wickersham’s Conscience

Wren Day, also known as Wren’s Day or the Day of the Wren (Lá an Dreoilín), celebrated on St Stephen’s Day. — Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland

The tradition is very much on the wane now but in some few localities Wrenboys still go out in Ireland on St. Stephens Day. The central theme of the wrenboy visit is the wren, an effigy of which is carried about in a holly branch or in a box or cage. Previously it was hunted…

Wren Day, also known as Wren’s Day or the Day of the Wren (Lá an Dreoilín), celebrated on St Stephen’s Day. — Stair na hÉireann | History of Ireland