Feb 282013
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 […]

Feb 282013
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 […]

Feb 282013
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 […]

Feb 272013
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, […]

Feb 272013
Chiflón (Whistling Heron)

Ni bien cruzamos los pinares de la primera parte del camino de acceso a Cambyretá comenzó a aumentar la cantidad de especies de aves que se podían observar, es notable como en el lugar donde se encuentran los pinos no se ven animales en las cercanías, salvo algún Chingolo o algunos Jilgueros no había otra […]

Feb 272013
Eager Beavers Take on Climate Change: Restoring Nature’s Engineers in Utah

The beaver is one of nature’s most skillful architects, but it doesn’t just create lodges for its own toothy kin. The dams this engineering rodent builds can create water storage ponds that provide habitat for entire communities of wildlife, and ensure streams flow even when there is little rain and snowfall. As climate change warms […]

Feb 272013
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) is the second featured woodpecker for my ‘A Bestiary’ – antidotal tales and more about the wildlife living in and around Flower Hill Farm Retreat. You can read more about these valuable birds by clicking on Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens. These industrious members of the Picidae family contribute to the […]

Feb 262013
The Desert Sparrow Project

The Desert Sparrow (Passer simplex) is a small passerine found in North Africa and Central Asia. So far two subspecies have been described for the Sahara desert (P.s. simplex and P. s. saharae); the third subspecies, localized in areas of Irán, Turkmenistán and Uzbekistán, also known as Zarduny’s Sparrow (P. S. Zarudnyi), may be split […]

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