Readers’ wildlife photos

June 14, 2022 • 8:00 am

We have a very few large sets of photos left, so I’m conserving them by putting up just a few today. Get those photos in! Reader’s notes and IDs are indented, and you can enlarge the photos by clicking on them.

Two photos from Diana MacPherson:

Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus) Holding in Hands

First Male Ruby-Throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) of Spring 2022:

And from Bobby Math:

As someone who’s both familiar with the Cambridge area and who appreciates wildlife photos, I thought you’d appreciate these two photos I took of a Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) standing at the edge of the Charles River at night. In, you’ll see the shining dome of MIT (yes yes, second fiddle in Cambridge!) as well as some other accompanying buildings on the Cambridge shoreline that you may or may not be familiar with. One of the photos offers a wide-angle view, while the other – taken shortly after, is a bit more zoomed in on the heron.

And from Lenora Good in Kennewick, Washington.

Just a block from my apartment complex. We get them in our ‘lake’ too.”

It’s Paradise! There are other pictures of wildlife (including more mallards) on her website, “Coffee Break Escapes with Auntie Leora“.

8 thoughts on “Readers’ wildlife photos

  1. The night shot is a striking departure from the standard daytime lighting – very interesting!

  2. Chippy is back! You take the sweetest chipmunk photos, Diana! The heron photos are beautiful and evocative. Love the Mallards of course, Lenora. Birds waddling into traffic cause anxiety levels to shoot up. So grateful the cars stopped for the these. On the local news recently, a male Canada Goose grieves for his lost mate:

  3. These are all such great photos.

    The chipmunk has so much character. I can see why they made a cartoon about them decades ago.
    Chip ‘n Dale.

    Glad cars stopped for the Duck Parade. Good thing they used the crosswalk.

  4. Excellent photos. That is one charismatic chipmunk. The heron was splendid, as well as the duck chaos. Whoa, that’s a lot of ducks, I counted at least 80!

  5. The day heron at night photos are great. I like the first one better, because of the composition, despite be second one being closer up.
    And the chipmunk is beyond cute,
    Thanks for those photographs.

  6. Particular birds are tied to particular habitats. I believe we have lost more than half of all (continental US) saltwater marshes since the 17th Century. Great Blue Herons have fewer options if we don’t preserve what remains. The juxtaposition of urban America and a sliver of fragile wetlands focuses attention on our reckless version of capitalism. Thanks for the lovely photos of this majestic bird.

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