Category Archives: mammals

Readers’ wildlife photos

Stephen Barnard is back with some new photos from Idaho; today we’re treated to elk, bald eagles, and miscellaneous hangers-on. Stephen’s captions are indented. First, a herd of elk (Cervus canadensis) in the north field, mingling with a flock of European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris). I’ve been seeing fewer elk this year, probably because they don’t […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have a potpourri from several readers. Their captions are indented. First, a photo from Kristin Wells (click to enlarge): The picture attached was taken this month at  Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. Reader Cate found a debilitated baby squirrel (probably dehydrated) and wrote me asking what to do with it […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Keep sending in those photos, folks, as the tank is never completely full. Today’s bird pictures are part of Doug Hayes’s “The Breakfast Club” series, all photographed at his feeder in Richmond, Virginia. Doug’s notes and IDs are indented: Most of the breakfast crew is still visiting the backyard here in Richmond, Virginia as Fall […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and videos)

Stephen Barnard from Idaho is back with some lovely photos—and two videos as lagniappe. His captions and IDs are indented. The first four are mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) in flight. Migratory mallards are pouring in from Canada and parts north. There will soon be thousands. Duck hunting season, popular here, starts October 19. You’ll be happy […]

Readers’ wildlife photos and videos

I can always use more photos, and get nervous when the photo tank is low. If you have some good photos of wildlife (including landscapes and “street photography”), please send them my way. Today’s contribution comes from Robert Lang, physicist and origami master. I had the pleasure of meeting him at Kent Presents in Connecticut (go […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I importune you again to send your good wildlife photos, as I depend on the skill and goodwill of readers to keep this feature going. Today’s lovely photos come from Tony Eales of Queensland, and he’s given his series a title (in bold at the top). Here’s looking at you. Here’s a series of photos […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Please keep sending your wildlife photos in, as there’s always a need for them! We have two contributors today, and the first is Ivar Husa from Washington State. Ivar’s notes and IDs are indented: When birds and butterflies are hard to find with a camera, pollinators and tiny predators are usually present. All these were […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have photos from several contributors. First, four photos from Patrick May (all readers’ notes and IDs are indented). In case your tank is running dry, here are two recent subjects.  A late season white-tailed deer fawn (Odocoileus virginianus) waiting for its mother to return and a PCC(e) combo of wildlife and food (sorry, no […]

Capybaras nom a gigantic pumpkin

Thanks to YouTube, people are beginning to discover the wonders of the world’s largest rodent, the capybara  (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), a denizen of South America. Their average weight is about 50 kg, or 110 pounds, but they can be twice that heavy. They are cute, cuddly, and very chill.  Here’s a group of them at the […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Doug Hayes from Richmond, Virginia, sends regular installments of birds he sees in his yard or nearby. This is “The Breakfast Crew” series, and we’re up to part seven. Doug’s captions and IDs are indented: This Great blue heron (Ardea herodias) is an honorary member of the Breakfast Crew, as I have been photographing […]