Blogs

Dec 102017
 
Winter visitors – Jubail

Whilst birding Jubail recently I have come across a number of winter visitors to the region. Common Kestrel is an uncommon passage migrant but numbers build up in the winter months when they can be seen in various locations. Isabelline Wheatear numbers also increase as winter wears on and they can be seen along the […]

Dec 092017
 
Fiofío Silbón (White-crested Elaenia) Elaenia albiceps

Vamos a reactivar un poco la carga de especies y de archibos que se obtuvieron durante las pasadas vacaciones de verano por los integrantes del grupo porque ya está finalizando el año 20017 y se me van a juntar las especies con las que se puedan obtener durante este verano. Hoy les presento al Fiofío […]

Dec 082017
 
Blue-cheeked Bee-eaters – Jubail

This autumn there have been large numbers of Blue-cheeked Bee-eaters passing over Jubail as well as many other areas of the Eastern Province. The species is a common passage migrant through the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia with good numbers of birds passing in the spring as well as the autumn. Numbers are commoner in […]

Dec 072017
 
Bailarín naranja (Band-tailed manakin) Pipra fasciicauda

Durante el pasado mes de Julio Luis viajó al Brasil unos días, estuvo en el estado de Mato grosso (Pantanal Norte) y en la primer etapa de su viaje se instaló en la Ciudad de Cuiabá. Allí pudo conocer el Parque nacional da Chapada dos Guimarães, este parque se localiza en el municipio de Chapada […]

Dec 062017
 
Serengeti raptors

Mid-September in the Serengeti is early spring. This is too early for most of the raptor migrants, so we saw mainly residents. Migrants such as Steppe Eagles had not yet arrived. The raptors in the Serengeti at this time of the year were Tawny and Bateleur Eagles, Martial Eagles, Long Crested Eagles, an array of […]

Dec 052017
 
Mondo Ponds Nature Preserve Trail

Mondo Ponds Nature Preserve is located in Milford, Connecticut only minutes from I-95 and dozens of other highly valued birding venues. Images presented in this blog article were capture on a pair of visits made to the trail, one in late October and one in late November. While the preserve constitutes nearly 36 acres, I […]

Dec 042017
 
Suckling Zebra calf, Spur Fowl, Bustard, Lion and more at Amboseli

While the Zebra calf suckling its mother, that we sighted at the Amboseli National Parkwas the highlight of this post, this safari had other wonderful photography moments that we cherished. One such moment was when we spotted the Yellow-throated Spurfowl. With its gorgeous banded eyes and yellow throat, it made for a beautiful capture. The […]

Dec 032017
 
Sleeping Pygmy Owl

It really is quiet at the moment on the bird front. Summer migrants have all left but there are very few exciting winter birds around. The Pygmy Owls in Maridalen don’t seem to be around anymore with a bird I saw early on Saturday morning the last sighting. There have been some reports of large […]

Dec 022017
 
La unión hace la fuerza

Durante hoy a la tarde estando en el Aeroclub Posadas fotografiando el primer vuelo solo de un alumno de la institución fui el afortunado espectador del sobrevuelo de un Gavilán planeador sobre el paño verde a la izquierda de la pista del Aeropuerto de Posadas. En el lugar hay muchos nidos activos de teros los […]

Dec 012017
 
Biguá (Neotropic Cormorant) Phalacrocorax brasilianus

El Viernes 17 de Noviembre pasado como es habitual en mis horario libre de la mañana en la escuela me traje la cámara y me fuí a la reserva del Arroyo Itá para aprovechar 3 horas exactas de fotografía de aves. Llegué temprano y me quedé quieto en el comienzo del puente peatonal de la […]

Nov 292017
 
Serengeti’s bone crushers

This is another post from my trip to the Serengeti in September. The abundance of prey and predators is a perfect environment for Spotted Hyaenas, which are also known as ‘laughing hyaenas’. The hideous ‘laugh’ is really a signal of submission. Hyaena can also be spelt hyena, but I prefer the former because these are […]

Nov 282017
 
Gull-billed Terns at Orlando Wetlands Park, 11/24/2017

I decided to wander around Orlando Wetlands Park this morning and found a wonderful surprise. Two Gull-billed Terns were parked together right next to the main trail. I’ve never been happy with my photos of this species before, and I think today’s photographs were my favorite. Ducks are increasing in numbers with every visit. This […]