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


MEET THE MODEL – STAN THE STOAT by Graham Stewart Stan the Stoat aka Mustela erminea Until recently I have only ever caught occasional, brief glimpses of stoats, never enough of one to actually catch it on camera. However, of late I have been lucky enough to see many more. I cant be sure […]

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Lace monitor lizard in a tree — Birds in Sydney

I was walking along, my gaze in the treetops as usual, looking and listening for birds. I heard a frantic scurrying on the path ahead of me, and was just in time to see a lace monitor lizard scramble onto a tree. The lizard hid for a while at the base of the tree, observing […]

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Black-tailed Gnatcatcher — At Ease — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. One of the species that I see often on my morning walks is the Black-tailed Gnatcatcher. These minute birds (two could easily sit side by side in the palm of my hand) are busy early-morning foragers in desert […]

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Notes on Mountain Bluebirds — Wickersham’s Conscience

Mountain Bluebirds, especially males, are on most folks’ short lists of favorite birds. That electric blue color, their early arrival in spring migration and the lovely song, explain why it is both Idaho’s and Nevada’s state bird. In the last quarter of the 20th century, Mountain Bluebirds were in slow decline across much of their […]

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