Ángel Nariñense/Gorgeted Sunangel/Heliangelus strophianus — One Bird Per Day/Un Ave Por Día #1.313

Foto: Nick AthanasNombre en español: Ángel Nariñense Nombre en inglés: Gorgeted Sunangel Nombre científico: Heliangelus strophianus Familia: Trochilidae Canto: Niels KrabeeEl colibrí pectoral​ (Heliangelus strophianus) es una especie de colibrí en la familia Trochilidae. Foto: Javier ZuritaDistribución Se encuentra en Colombia y Ecuador. Gorgeted sunangel The gorgeted sunangel (Heliangelus strophianus) is a species of hummingbird found on the west slope of Ecuador and extreme southwestern Colombia. Description…

Ángel Nariñense/Gorgeted Sunangel/Heliangelus strophianus — One Bird Per Day/Un Ave Por Día #1.313

North, East and West Shoal Lakes Blitz — Manitoba Important Bird Areas Program

On August 8th we had our first IBA Blitz of the year (much later than normal of course, but better late than never!). Volunteers went out in the North, East and West Shoal Lakes IBA in search of Red-headed Woodpeckers. The day started off with perfect weather for our 15-member blitz crew to survey for […]

North, East and West Shoal Lakes Blitz — Manitoba Important Bird Areas Program

A Green Heron Colony — Elizabeth River Bird Blog

Douglas, a fellow FM Forums member, just posted some awe-inspiring Green Heron nestling photos. He took them 15 feet from the birds’ natal tree—one of many trees that line a Maryland lake. A few of the photos feature a nestling being fed by a parent, a spectacle everyone should see at least once. Karl’s comment, […]

A Green Heron Colony — Elizabeth River Bird Blog

I Swear, I Am One Cocktail Away From Telling Everyone What I Really Think! — Through Open Lens

F/8.0, 1/250, ISO 160. Least Sandpiper A Sandwich walks into a bar. The bartender says “Sorry, we don’t serve food here” Interesting Fact: Researchers studying Least Sandpipers discovered a new feeding mechanism. While probing damp mud with their bills, the sandpipers use the surface tension of the water to transport prey quickly from their bill tips […]

I Swear, I Am One Cocktail Away From Telling Everyone What I Really Think! — Through Open Lens

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