Jun 142017
 
Mongolia - 11th May (Day 4) - Travel from Ullanbataar to Dalanzadgad

Today was mainly a driving day 570km south from Ulaanbaatar to Dalanzadgad passing through the Gobi Desert with a few stops, mainly at lakes, en-route. The landscape was vast, stark and barren, mainly flat with a few rocky outcrops and dominated by gravel plains with sparse grass. The common birds here were Horned Lark, Asian […]

May 112017
 
Scotland 2017

A short break in Tomatin up in the highlands of Scotland has given me the chance to see some fabulous sites again whilst picking up a few year ticks and grabbing a few record shots. First I visited a fish farm near Cairn Gorm and managed to see my first Osprey of 2017 without having […]

May 082017
 
A Lost Opportunity At Hammonasset

For a handful of days after mid April 2017 Hammonasset Beach State Park was host to a rare species of bird for its time and place.           The Killdeer above (image 1) was photographed at Hammonasset Beach State Park in April 2017. A conscientious effort on my part to avoid bad […]

Dec 062016
 
13th Annual Sanibel Lighthouse Hawk Watch

The Sanibel Lighthouse Hawk Watch with Vince McGrath has been an anticipated event for a number of years prior to leaving the state of Florida for what you might not believe a move of mine to the great white north.         The Osprey above (image 1) was photographed at the Sanibel Island […]

Aug 292016
 
Whimbrel At Carlos Pointe: Part II

The Whimbrel that had been reported daily at Carlos Pointe for nearly a week prior to my visit was of course not guaranteed to be there. The Whimbrel was difficult to identify as it was found to be loafing with its bill hidden in its right wing while surrounded by Marbled Godwits and Willets. The […]

Aug 252016
 
Whimbrel At Carlos Pointe: Part I

Although there was a very welcome breeze at dawn on the morning of 11 August, I was not prepared to walk miles from Carlos Pointe at Big Carlos Pass along Little Estero Lagoon with the temperature already at 78 degrees. The primary purpose of my visit to the freshwater pool at Carlos Pointe was to […]

Aug 102016
 
Birding at the Bog with Pip and Lisa

This weekend I headed to the Sax-Zim Bog with my little dog Pip and my good friend Lisa. We’re in the silent part of summer now, when parent birds are busy chasing their little ones around more than singing, but we got to hear a surprising number of birds on Nichols Lake Road when we […]

Jun 052016
 
Little Estero Lagoon Spring Nesting

For good reason Little Estero Lagoon comes in a close second as a favorite Southwest Florida wildlife venue behind Bunche Beach Preserve. The birds were very accommodating as I continued my walk south toward Carlos Point and back. The Black Scoter was an especially nice find with their behavior “ridiculously tame” as world wildlife photographer […]

Feb 132016
 
Missing Scottish osprey found 3,000 miles away in Senegal

An osprey that went missing from a Scottish nature reserve for more than 18 months has been found almost 3,000 miles away – on a beach in Senegal. The three-year-old male bird, known as Blue YD, was tagged with a lightweight satellite tracker in July 2012 at a Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT) reserve near Forfar. […]

May 122015
 
How Injured Birds Get New Feathers - It May Surprise You

Birds are famous for strutting their stuff—”proud as a peacock” isn’t an empty saying, after all—but sometimes birds need some help getting back in fine feather. So for this Saturday’s Weird Animal Question of the Week, I’m taking the author’s prerogative to ask: “How do injured birds get new feathers?” The answer is a process […]

Jan 112015
 
Osprey with Gar

Last month at Overlook Park I saw an Osprey fly by. This happens so frequently that I usually don’t bother to take a photo. However, this time looked a little different. I put my binoculars on the bird and noticed that it was carrying a gar. I can’t imagine that this is good eating, but […]

Oct 112014
 
Águila pescadora, Osprey, Pandion haliaetus

Luego de un tiempo ausente en el Arroyo Itá volvió a aparecer después del mediodía del Sábado el Águila pescadora, otra vez Javier volvió a fotografiarla con una presa, en este caso una Chanchita, al menos así le llamábamos durante mis años de pescador. Estas son las imágenes que se pudieron obtener para este nuevo […]