Photos of the Week – July 31 2020 — The Prairie Ecologist

This week, I spent a lot of time at home with the kids. As a result, I wasn’t out in the field with my camera much and I’m dipping into my files for this week’s featured photos. I’m incredibly fortunate to have regular access to the two bison herds at The Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley […]

Photos of the Week – July 31 2020 — The Prairie Ecologist

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

Photography of Birds – Set # 102 — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

Set # 102 Willet Ruddy turnstones engage in a variety of behaviours to locate and capture prey. These behaviors can be placed into six general categories: Routing — The turnstone manipulates piles of seaweed through flicking, bulldozing, and pecking to expose small crustaceans or gastropod molluscs hidden underneath. Turning stones — As suggested by its […]

Photography of Birds – Set # 102 — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

Gila Woodpecker — Fledgling — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Louisa and I were driving on a dirt road in high desert a couple of weeks ago when I saw a Gila Woodpecker sitting on a fencepost. The bird seemed to be engrossed with the post, pecking at it. Normally, Gilas are pretty […]

Gila Woodpecker — Fledgling — Sonoran Images

The Digiscopers — walmermeadows

The year now seems to be galloping past and it has got to the point when the sea becomes so inviting that even I may consider going in for a swim. I haven’t got there yet personally, but everyone else has. Down at the white cliffs, the chicks in the second Kestrel nest are growing […]

The Digiscopers — walmermeadows

Acorn Woodpecker — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. There are some species that cause me to smile when I see them. One of these certainly is the Acorn Woodpecker. These birds are so lively, so engaging, that their presence ought to lighten anyone’s mood. Acorn […]

Acorn Woodpecker — Sonoran Images

Meet the Model – Harry the Harvest Mouse — Wildonline.blog

Harvest Mouse Micromys minutus Most people think of the harvest mouse as the tiny red-brown animal clinging to a ripe ear of wheat, however you are just as likely to find the mouse in a reed bed or clump of cocksfoot grass in an arable field margin. The harvest mouse is the smallest rodent […]

Meet the Model – Harry the Harvest Mouse — Wildonline.blog

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