Indigo Bunting — Feathered Focus

Hey guys, welcome back! The color blue. It has a very interesting history. Pretty sure I mentioned it before, way back when we did blue jay. But the color blue is actually quite rare in nature. This is a pretty good video that briefly summarizes it. Blue is the first thing you see when you […]

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Wild Moments with Winter Trumpeters — Oakland County Blog

WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY Seeing a Trumpeter Swan for the very first time can be an unforgettable and beautiful experience. They are truly majestic birds with snowy white feathers; jet-black bills, feet, and legs; and a wingspan of almost eight feet. They are stunning, even when at rest on an icy creek or at […]

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Bald Eagle Liftoff Sequence — Mike Powell

A number of Bald Eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) were active yesterday morning at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge and I managed to capture this sequence of images as one of them was in the process of taking off from its perch. I had accidentally spooked this eagle from its previous perch a bit earlier and was […]

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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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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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— Birds of New England.com

Here’s another 2019 highlight that could have easily made my Top 10 list, which I posted a few days ago. During an early September camping trip with three college friends in the Finger Lakes region of N.Y., we were treated to a sighting of an osprey eating a catfish. Wayne noticed the spectacle first and […]

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Meet the Model – Kenny the Kingfisher — Wildonline.blog

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Meet the Model – Kenny the Kingfisher by Graham Stewart Say hello to the Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) Most people are only ever likely to catch a flash of electric blue as the Kingfisher skims over the water, once perched, despite its vibrant colour (blue/green back and bright orange belly) it can be hard to spot […]

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Biologists: Feds’ target numbers too low for Gunnison sage-grouse recovery — @AspenJournalism — Coyote Gulch

From Aspen Journalism (Heather Sackett): In the late 1980s, conservation biologist Jessica Young was an undergraduate researching the sage grouse in the Sierra Nevada when one of her professors handed her a cassette tape. He said there was a guy out in Gunnison, Colo., who claimed that the grouse there sounded different. Young listened to […]

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