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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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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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

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 —

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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Scruffy Channel-billed Cuckoo — Birds in Sydney

Are you often woken up in the early hours of the summer morning by a hoarse hooting noise? It sounds like giants boasting about a joke they’ve played on the world. The call puts the Kookaburras to shame, in terms of melody (lack thereof) and loudness (excess thereof). That noise is made by the Channel-billed […]

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