The Iridescence of the Anhinga’s Wings and Tail

It was in Tampa Bay that I was able to capture the iridescence of the female Anhinga’s plumage. Both males and females have tinges of blues and greens in their feathers. I saw this one spreading its wings out. It turns out the female’s wings and feathered tails have a bluish tint to them but […]

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Gulls Are Scavengers

Gulls are scavengers, we are used to seeing them in parking lots eating what people have thrown out of their cars. However, they loved eating what the waters bring up out of the ocean, stream or lakes. I have photographed gulls eating quahogs, crabs, and even birds. Today’s photograph is that all of a herring […]

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Best Photo of the Week Ended 25 Aug 2012

We are pleased to announce the winners of our most recent “Best Photo of the Week” Competition. First Prize is shared between Ron McCombe for “Bohemian Waxwing” and Glenn Bartley for “Acorn woodpecker”; Third Prize is awarded to Maria Firpi for “Black-crowned Night Heron”. See images below with links to the original articles. The voting […]

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Part Nine of ‘A Bestiary’ ~ North American Porcupine

My prickly tale about a North American Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) is up over at a fabulous native plant and wildlife garden blog with just that name Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens If you click on the link above, it will take you directly to the ninth installment of my ‘A Bestiary’ where I share beastly […]

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The Great White Egret (Ardea Alba) with Breeding Plumage

The Great White is a large, widely distributed egret across most of the tropical and warmer temperate regions of the world. In Europe it is localised. It has already been sighted in the UK. In North America, large numbers of Great Egrets were killed around the end of the 19th century so that their plumes […]

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Jumping Lichen Spider?

Over the past couple of weeks I have been seeing a curious-looking spider hanging horizontally and upside-down, paralleling a branch and suspended along a single line of silk. This posture was exclusively nocturnal and suggested the spider was hoping to attract insects that rest upon silken threads. With legs flexed , the overfall appearance (under […]

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Western Scrub-Jays Bring Their Young to the Pond

Western Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica) photo by Larry Jordan TheWestern Scrub-Jay(Aphelocoma californica) is a non-migratory bird belonging to the more than 120 species of Corvids, considered the mostintelligent of all birds. Click on photos for full sized images. They inhabit scrub and dry woodlands of predominately oak and piñion pine but also suburban habitats in western […]

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The Magical Land of Kutch, India – Birders Paradise – II

This is the second part in a three part series where I cover the winter paradise (Kutch) in India. For the earlier post please visit Kutch Part I. Here are a few more images of the stunning Raptors that make this area their home during the winter months.       For more images from […]

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