The Canary Islands – Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura 3rd-8th February 2013 – Day 1 – Sunday 3rd Feb – An early drive to Seville started extremely well with a fabulous view of an adult male Pallid Harrier crossing the road close to Vejer de La Frontera. White Storks have already taken up their nest sites on electric posts and were warmly lit […]

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Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo )

The Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo ) is usually only found in the Massachusetts coastal areas starting in September and then they disappear by mid April. In late winter to early spring, what helps distinguish the Great Cormorant from the Double-crested Cormorant is that the Great Cormorant has a broad white border to the gular pouch […]

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The Cutest Predator

When we think of predators, our minds often picture large animals with sharp teeth and scary faces, animals that have evolved just to kill humans. Our collective memory makes us fearful of the night, and almost everyone has been startled by unknown noises in a dark forest. This fear has been engraved in our collective […]

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Fieldtrip to Shark Valley

Shark Valley, regardless of the 11 mile road work, proved to be very interesting. I would say even better than the Burrowing Owls at Brian Piccolo Park. We had been very disappointed with our session at Anhinga Trail, which we found very neglected and with very few subjects for this time of year. Shark Valley, […]

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Red-bellied Woodpecker with Berry

Earlier this year, I had fun watching a Red-bellied Woodpecker eat berries off a tree. We often think of woodpeckers as eating only the insects and other bugs they can get to by drilling a tree trunk. But they also eat other types of food, including nuts and berries.

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