Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius)

A Bestiary : Songbirds ~ Vireos ~ Blue-headed Vireo

The Blue-headed Vireo, Vireosolitariesis one of the two vireos that breed in our gardens at Flower Hill Farm in Western Massachusetts. The large white spectacles give this vireo away along with the blue-gray hood and cape it dons. Two wing bars and a splash of yellow on his side adds to the beauty ofthis small […]

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Meet the best wildlife photographers on © WildFocus

WildFocus is rapidly becoming one of the most popular, photo-sharing websites, and membership is open to all wildlife photographers. It not only allows easy upload and organization of your photos, it also allows unlimited storage space and sharing options. It’s easy to register your details and there’s no approval process, so you’ll be creating your […]

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Miss Blue-tailed – dinner’s ready!!

Prédation chez les libellules: Ishcnure élégante “casse la croûte” de bébé portecoupe! Ishnure elegans VS Enallagma cyathigerum Non, rien de barbare dans cette scène parfaitement normale dans le monde des odonates où une libellule en mange une autre! Les Agrions portecoupes sont extrêment nombreux et sont donc souvent et facilement prédatés, par d’autres odonates entre […]

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Video: Horseshoe Crabs Mate in Annual Beach “Orgy”

Up and down the U.S. Eastern Seaboard, horseshoe crabs, which have been around for some 450 million years (200 million years before dinosaurs), are spawning. The crabs live in the ocean year-round but come ashore like clockwork every year between the May and June full moons to mate and lay eggs. On any night during […]

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Florida’s Little Plovers

Since I moved to Florida and became interested in birding, I’ve wanted to get good photos of all the little plovers that show up in Florida on a regular basis. I found most of these plovers without much trouble, but Snowy Plovers have eluded me. They’ve been somewhat of a nemesis bird for me, until […]

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VOTE for the Best Photo of the Week 28 Jun 2014

Welcome to the newly designed “Best Photo of the Week” competition. Voting is now easier and a lot more fun. First click an image and browse through the slideshow. Then select the three images you like best of all and click the VOTE button at the bottom of the page.  After registering your vote you […]

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Terrific Twinspot

I have just returned from a visit to an exciting new photographic reserve in South Africa called “Zimanga”. Besides spending time on foot with an awesome pack of African Wild Dogs and a relaxed male cheetah, the reserve also boasts some new established and in-progress specialist photography hides, built in consultation with Bence Mate from […]

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Japan kills 30 minke whales in first hunt since UN court order

Japan has killed 30 minke whales off its north-east coast, in the first hunt since the UN’s top court ordered Tokyo to stop killing the animals in the Antarctic, the government said. The Japanese whaling fleet that left the north-eastern fishing town of Ayukawa in April completed its mission last week, the country’s fisheries agency […]

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Steenuilen

Vorige week voor de tweede keer in een hutje gezeten om het wel en wee van een steenuilen familie te kunnen bekijken. Dit steenuilen paartje heeft twee jonge uilskuikens in het nest die bijna zover zijn om uit te vliegen. Ook voor de eerste keer gezien dat er een muis gevangen werd en uiteraard ook […]

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Elachuridae: Ornithologists Describe New Family of Passerine Birds

A group of ornithologists led by Dr Trevor Price of the University of Chicago has described a new family of birds that is represented by just one species, the Spotted wren-babbler. The Spotted wren-babbler is a small perching bird found in China, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.       This bird […]

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