Category Archives: birds

Readers’ wildlife photos

Please send your good wildlife (or people) photos in, folks; I am getting a bit nervous. Yes, that’s my default state, but I do need photos. We have three contributors today, the first being from Joshua Lincoln, who contributes a lovely fly: I was looking for dragonflies and butterflies by the Otter Creek near Middlebury, […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Evolutionary ecologist Bruce Lyon has returned with part II of his Cooper’s Hawk saga. His words are indented. Cooper’s hawks as dinosaurs Bruce Lyon I am following up on a previous post (here) about the Cooper’s hawks (Accipiter cooperi) that nested near my house. I will start with the fledglings, obsessed with food but hopeless as hunters. […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Please send in your photos, as the tank is inexorably getting lower. Today’s photos come from reader Tony Eales in Queensland, who calls them “A real random assortment of photos.” His IDs and captions are indented. The first is a male Australian Bustard (Ardeotis australis) in full mating display mode. Tail up against its back, […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

It’s been a while since we’ve had a contribution from ace bird photographer Colin Franks, but it was worth the wait. The IDs are Colin’s. His web page is here, his Facebook page here (sign up, great bird photos daily), and his Instagram page is here. Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius): Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula): […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Please send your photos in, as to keep this feature going I need seven contributions per week. We don’t want to lose our beastie pics, right? Today we have diverse photos from reader Dave Campbell, whose notes and IDs I’ve indented: Here are some photos to replenish the cache with accompanying text.  I tossed in […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have artistic photos of plants courtesy of reader Bryan Lepore and desert photos courtesy of Lenora Good. I’ve indented their captions. I submit candidates for Reader’s Wildlife Photos… but these are cultivated plants, so, it’s worth a shot. Collard Greens (Brassica oleracea, cultivar group Acephala). The morning dew has collected on the leaves […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Many thanks to the several readers who sent in photos so the daily feature could be saved. I can always use more, though, so don’t forget about me! Here’s a batch from Paul Peed; he sent them to me in the beginning of August and I lost them. Fortunately, he re-sent them, and I’ve put […]

Readers’ wildlife photos and videos

We have a couple of contributors today, and once again I urge you to get those good wildlife photos in. First up are DUCK photos by a reader who introduces himself (yes, I drew a picture of a cat of his choosing—a lynx—in his copy of WEIT). All readers’ comments are indented: I am John […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today’s photos come from regular Tony Eales in Queensland. WATERFOWL! I’ve indented his captions and IDs. I heard you like waterfowl. Have some waterfowl. We have some nice waterfowl in Australia and none of the extant species are poisonous or predators of humans. Grey Teal (Anas gracilis), a nomadic outback waterfowl species that ranges far […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have “The Breakfast Crew, part 6” from Doug Hayes. His notes and IDs are indented. More of the Richmond, Virginia breakfast crew. The regulars, plus a couple of new birds.  After seeing a few hummingbirds buzzing the yard and chasing larger birds, I decided to add a nectar station to the bird café. […]