What Am I Going To Do Today? — Through Open Lens

F/9.0, 1/320, ISO 320. Eastern Chipmunk Why did the tiny ghost join the football team? He heard they needed a little team spirit. Interesting Fact: It has several bird-like or chattering calls; one is a trill at the rate of 130 vibrations per minute and another is a lower-pitched, clicking sound. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_chipmunk )

What Am I Going To Do Today? — Through Open Lens

Photos of the Week – June 26, 2020 — The Prairie Ecologist

We did some data collection at the Niobrara Valley Preserve this week. After we finished that work, we had an evening and early morning to do some wandering and photography before heading back south. Here are some photos from the trip.

Photos of the Week – June 26, 2020 — The Prairie Ecologist

Crested Caracaras — Almost Ready — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. We took advantage of our discovery of a nest of Crested Caracaras (based on tips that I received from others) by returning to the site several times. I was able to chronicle the development of the three […]

Crested Caracaras — Almost Ready — Sonoran Images

Summer? What Summer? – Muir of Dinnet NNR — Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve

Summer? What summer? No, that’s not a reflection on the weather, even though it’s blowing a northerly gale as I write this. It’s just that, for a great many creatures, there’s no such thing as ‘summer’ ….the year segues seamlessly from spring to autumn. And yes, I do know that it’s not even the summer […]

Summer? What Summer? – Muir of Dinnet NNR — Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve

Good Enough to Melt the World’s Heart — Wildlife Intrigued

Another month has been torn off the calendar. Before long we’ll be in fall wondering where the hell the year went. Of course, that is when the stress levels will start sky rocketing as that also means the annual Halloween Haunted Trail will be looming and my longtime readers know how crazy that time gets. […]

Good Enough to Melt the World’s Heart — Wildlife Intrigued

Masked Woodswallow — Birds in Sydney

I was puzzled when I heard a series of different bird calls coming from one location. I looked up, expecting to see a butcherbird, as they’re good mimics. Instead I saw what looked like a Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike, also called a shufflewing. I decided the mimicked noises must be coming from a hidden bird, and I […]

Masked Woodswallow — Birds in Sydney

Photography of Birds – Set # 63 — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

Set # 63 Tufted Titmouse The tufted titmouse gathers food from the ground and from tree branches. It eats berries, nuts, insects, small fruit, snails, and seeds. Caterpillars constitute a major part of its diet during the summer. Titmice will stash food for later use. The titmouse can demonstrate curiosity regarding humans, and will sometimes […]

Photography of Birds – Set # 63 — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

Crested Caracaras — Domesticity — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. As I stated a couple of days ago, I’ve had the exciting opportunity these last few weeks to get a fairly close look at Crested Caracaras’ family life, something that I had thought that I never would […]

Crested Caracaras — Domesticity — Sonoran Images