Colibris del Holler II~ —

Hovering in mid flight, reaching speeds of 60 mph, with a tongue that is longer than their body, the only bird in the world that can fly backwards and upside down, weighing about a tenth of an ounce, and battling for turf and territory daily with their lethal spear beaks, hummers are flying, works of […]

Colibris del Holler II~ —

Western Kingbird, Displaying Its Crest (Just A Bit) — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. Recently, I made some images of a Western Kingbird sitting on a wire fence in Sonoita’s grasslands. I was pleased with the images: the lighting is nice and the bird posed prettily for me. It was […]

Western Kingbird, Displaying Its Crest (Just A Bit) — Sonoran Images

Photography of Birds – Set # 102 — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

Set # 102 Willet Ruddy turnstones engage in a variety of behaviours to locate and capture prey. These behaviors can be placed into six general categories: Routing — The turnstone manipulates piles of seaweed through flicking, bulldozing, and pecking to expose small crustaceans or gastropod molluscs hidden underneath. Turning stones — As suggested by its […]

Photography of Birds – Set # 102 — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

Cacatúa Ninfa/Cockatiel/Nymphicus hollandicus — One Bird Per Day/Un Ave Por Día #1.228

Foto: Nick AthanasNombre en español: Cacatúa Ninfa Nombre en inglés: Cockatiel Nombre científico: Nymphicus hollandicus Familia: Psittaculidae Canto: Frank LambertLa cacatúa ninfa, cocotilla o carolina (Nymphicus hollandicus)​ es una especie de ave psitaciforme de la familia de las cacatúas (Cacatuidae) y única especie del género Nymphicus. Es una especie endémica de Australia y una de las aves usadas como mascota más comunes. Foto: Andres Mauricio HenaoLa cacatúa ninfa es la única…

Cacatúa Ninfa/Cockatiel/Nymphicus hollandicus — One Bird Per Day/Un Ave Por Día #1.228

Gila Woodpecker — Fledgling — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Louisa and I were driving on a dirt road in high desert a couple of weeks ago when I saw a Gila Woodpecker sitting on a fencepost. The bird seemed to be engrossed with the post, pecking at it. Normally, Gilas are pretty […]

Gila Woodpecker — Fledgling — Sonoran Images

Acorn Woodpecker — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. There are some species that cause me to smile when I see them. One of these certainly is the Acorn Woodpecker. These birds are so lively, so engaging, that their presence ought to lighten anyone’s mood. Acorn […]

Acorn Woodpecker — Sonoran Images

The seabirds of Hermaness — Scotland’s Nature

In today’s guest blog, former warden Mike Pennington reflects on a long association with Hermaness National Nature Reserve, the changes he has observed over the years and the impact of the coronavirus lockdown on this special place. I first came to Hermaness National Nature Reserve, on Britain’s most northerly island of Unst in Shetland, as […]

The seabirds of Hermaness — Scotland’s Nature