Sunflower with insects on it at night

The Sunflower Bed & Breakfast

The nights are becoming chilly here in Brighton, Michigan, USA, but that doesn’t keep the insects from their foraging. After spending the warm days gathering pollen and drinking nectar they decide to spend the night on their dinner plate. I found three earwigs and a bumble bee on a mature sunflower atop an 8-foot tall […]

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Southern Spain Part 1 – Coto Doñana with Limosa Holidays

Day 1. Wednesday 12th September 2012 The flight from Heathrow was ahead of time and Stephen met the group at the new terminal building at Gibraltar airport. After walking across the border into Spain we loaded the minibus and headed overland through Jerez to Bonanza and the Algaida on the Guadalquivir River to have lunch […]

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Mallard Family on the Halfmoon Bay Foreshore

Spring & Gluttony

It’s hard not to enjoy a lift in spirits in spring, particularly with the new life that appears. I grew up on a Southland sheep farm, and lambing was my favorite time of year, even though the weather could make it physically demanding at times. Well I’m long past that, but even now watching new […]

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Portrait of a Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)

The Black Vulture also known as the American Black Vulture, is a bird in the New World vulture family whose range extends from the southeastern United States to Central Chile and Uruguay in South America. I sighted this one at a roadside exit on my way to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. They are found on roadsides […]

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Stonechat, Saxicola tirquata, Strathconon, Scottish Highlands

This is another of the birds I came across in the magnificent Strathconon which is a Glen running through the county of Ross-shire in the Scottish Highlands. This is typical countryside for the stonechat to breed in. At this time of year they start to move down the glens and valleys towards the coast. They […]

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The Hummingbirds of Folha Seca

Tucked away inside a rare remnant patch of Brazil’s critically threatened Atlantic rainforests is a slice of paradise called Folha Seca (meaning “dry leaf”). Here Mr Jonas Dabronzo, as kind and intelligent a gentleman as you would ever wish to meet, owns a secluded home that has become a Mecca for hummingbirds and a myriad […]

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Best Photo of the Week Competition 29 Sep 2012

During the last week our authors and photographers have posted some outstanding articles packed with top-ranking wildlife images. Our competition is called “Best Photo of the Week”. Click on the first image and then page through the slideshow. Please select the three images you like best of all and vote for them at the bottom […]

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Birding Prince Edward Point & Presqu’ile Provincial Park – Canada

It was still dark with the night’s chilly draft and drizzling rain sweeping over Ottawa, when a small, dedicated group of birders met at the Park & Ride off Hwy 416 and Bankfield. The drive down to Prince Edward County revealed several species of birds with plenty more greeting us at the point. We were […]

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When You Think of a Yellow Bird, What Comes to Mind?

For many people living in North America, my guess would be the Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia). This wood warbler, previously known as Dendroica petechia, possesses the most striking amount of yellow of any wood warbler in North America. I mean this bird is yellow. The Yellow Warbler is abundant and widespread having the broadest distribution […]

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Best Photo of the Week Ended 22 Sep 2012

We are pleased to announce the winners of our most recent “Best Photo of the Week” Competition. Ron McCombe wins First Prize for his photo “Tug of War”. Nancy Elwood wins Second Prize with “Tricolored Heron” andNiels Poul Dreyer wins Third Prize with “Polar Bears at Franz Joseph”. See images below with links to the […]

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