Iridescence of Costa’s Hummingbird’s Feathers

Extreme closeup photo showing feather details of a male Costa’s Hummingbird. At my home in the southern area of Baja, Mexico we havee two species of Hummingbirds. The Costa’s Hummingbird (Calypte costae) and the endemic Xantus’ Hummingbird (Hylocharis xantus). The Costa’s male has a brillant blue/purple cap and gorget. The male Xantus has a bright […]

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Drama at Oe

This morning at Oe I observed a Peregrine Falcon consistently attack an Eurasian Bittern. Although the falcon gained height and swooped down on a few occasions, it never actually “hit” the bittern – it kept breaking off its attack just before striking. I can only surmise that as it had lost the advantage of surprise, […]

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Lake Apopka, 12/21/2012

Well, yesterday went a little better than predicted–the world didn’t end, and I had a great time at the Zellwood/Mt. Dora Christmas Bird Count. I was in the area around Lake Apopka–particularly to the north and east of it. It was a cold (by Florida standards) and blustery day, but it was a great day […]

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European Goldfinch, males

Carduelis carduelis – Passeriformes – Fringillidae. This is the bird that started my passion for birding when I was a kid! I have hand raised a number of Goldfinches but one in particular was very special. He would go to his cage only to sleep and nibble seeds, otherwise he was always with one of […]

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Un momento inolvidable con el Cardenal común

Estando con Willy sentado a la sombra en la estancia Ñu Porá esperando que se sirva el almuerzo pudimos disfrutar de este momento espectacular frente nuestro a escasos metros de distancia; Dos cardenales (Padre e hijo) se acercaron a comer las sobras que dejaron los patos y las gallinas. El pichón ya estaba bastante crecidito […]

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Golondrina ceja blanca (White-rumped Swallow)

El cable del tendido eléctrico no es el mejor posadero para una golondrina fotográficamente hablando pero estaba muy cerca mío y no desaproveché la oportunidad de sacarle una foto a esta Golondrina ceja blanca en el pueblo de Misión Laishí Formosa. Pasó bastante tiempo desde el primer registro que tengo de esta especie, la primera […]

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