Nombre en español: Gavilán Maromero Nombre en ingles: White-tailed Kite Nombre científico: Elanus leucurus Familia: Accipitridae Foto: Jeison MacGregor/Daniel Avendaño/Mauricio Ossa Canto: Patrick Blake El elanio maromero (Elanus leucurus), también conocido como bailarín, elanio bailarín, halcón blanco, gavilán blanco, milano blanco y gavilán maromero, es una especie de ave accipitriforme de la familia Accipitridae que habita en el oeste de América del Norte y partes de América del Sur. En México recibe el nombre de milano coliblanco. Recientemente, […]
Field Sparrow © HJ Ruiz – Avian101
Hidden in a lichen covered tree this Stellar’s Jay gives me that all to familiar over the shoulder glance saying I am on to you buddy.
In the past couple of weeks we have visited Twin Buttes Reservoir on several occasions. Since the lake has received much needed water from storms the past few months, it has produced a plethora of birds. Also, it is the middle of migration, so birding there has been great fun. I have had some great […]
Aki had to wait in the car while I dropped someone off at the hospital. There is not enough time this morning for a proper walk so I drive to the parking lot for our local radio station with plans to walk on the wetlands drained by Salmon Creek. The roar of in bound traffic […]
Four American Avocets seemed to have choreographed this move just for the camera. They were just milling about when all of a sudden a couple took to the air for a brief hop, skip and jump. It was one of those photos you just didn’t know you took until you see it.. Fun stuff.
You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. The other afternoon I set out to find a specific subject to photograph — an Eastern Collared Lizard. It had been a couple of years since I’d photographed one of these lizards and I was determined to […]
F/5.6, 1/500, ISO 200. Snowy Egret What did the triangle say to the circle? You are pointless! Interesting Fact: Male Snowy Egrets fight for breeding territories, choose nest sites, and perform noisy courtship displays to attract mates. A ring of other egrets often gathers around a displaying male as he pumps his body up and […]
Taken at the British Wildlife Centre, what a cute animal, look like he / she trying to disguise itself
F/8.0, 1/250, ISO 320. Eastern chipmunks What did the lawyer name his daughter? Sue. Interesting Fact: It can climb trees well, but constructs underground nests with extensive tunnel systems, often with several entrances. To hide the construction of its burrow, the eastern chipmunk carries soil to a different location in its cheek pouches. It also lines […]