Fish Out Of The Water! — Through Open Lens

F/10.0, 1/400, ISO 250. Common Terns How do birds fly? They just wing it! Interesting Fact: Common Terns nest in colonies on the ground in areas with loose sand, gravel, shell, or cobble pebbles typically less than 350 feet from the water. They tend to choose areas with scattered, low-growing vegetation to provide cover for chicks. […]

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Western Scrub Jay — nature has no boss

Blue blue sky and a bright blue bird. Western Scrub Jay keeping a watchful eye on us as she enjoyed an afternoon snack. For the next couple of weeks we will be posting some of our favorite posts from the past as we take a small respite from the digital world.

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Spring Road Trip Idea: Head on Over to Nebraska to Watch the Great Crane Migration — Nature in Chicagoland

Spring has finally sprung in Chicagoland! If you look to the sky, you’ll occasionally see hundreds of sandhill cranes, geese, ducks, and other migrating birds as they travel north (from their winter homes in northern Mexico, Texas, New Mexico, and other places) to their warm-weather breeding grounds in the upper Midwest, Alaska, and Canada. The […]

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Birds of Madagascar, with Doug Cheeseman – Evening Meeting: Tuesday, April 2, 7:30 p.m. — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

With five** endemic families, Madagascar has some of the most unusual birdlife on Earth. Madagascar has some of the highest biodiversity on Earth and some of the most cooperative and photographical endemics, especially among the mammals, that you can find anywhere on the planet! It’s a wildlife photographer’s paradise with so many species of lemurs, […]

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