Saffron-cowled Blackbird – Photograph: Jorge La Grotteria Autumn have just arrived in Central East Argentina, opening a strange period of time for birding in the area. Some of the summer visitors have already gone to the North, some others are still here, and also some of the winter visitors (who come from their breeding areas […]
Some images are simply too funny not to share. Even with those huge feet this American Coot (Fulica americana) couldn’t stay in top of the ice at a pond near where I live in Salt Lake County, Utah. Any wonderful captions come to mind? Mia McPherson, OntheWingPhotography.com
Birds with red, orange or chestnut feathers are more likely to suffer from eye damage, researchers have found. Scientists discovered the link after analysing the lenses in the eyes of 81 different species of bird. Birds known for their bright flashes of colour, such as robins, were found to be more prone to cataracts. Dr […]
Less than 40 years ago the Pacific gray whale was considered to be on the verge of extinction…and so it was. After years of commercial hunting numbers had been reduced to a level where it was feared that the population was so low that they could not recover. However, within the last five years this […]
Carcasses of 14 protected gulls have been discovered in an underground chamber at Selmun, Birdlife Malta said yesterday. Their remains were found in a section of war fortifications overlooking St Paul’s Islands on Thursday afternoon. The 13 Yellow-legged Gulls and one Black-headed Gull were in an advanced stage of decomposition, the most recent having been […]
My choice for the most beautiful butterfly in Southern Asia is the MalayLacewing (Cethosia biblis). A member of the Nymphalidae family with it’s origin thought to be in the Philippines, this lacewing prefers Passifloria species (passion flower) for feeding.
For a brief time when we were first married, my wife worked at a daycare center. She mentioned one evening that some of the kids had “KB” annotated next to their names on some list they used to organize activities, with “KB” shorthand for “known biters.” Those known biters required just a bit more vigilance […]