This female belted kingfisher catches and eats a crayfish after beating it on the branch to soften it up.
The thrushes are known for their beautiful song, and Swainson’s is no exception. It is still considered a common species, although the population has declined across its range by about 30 percent between 1966 and 2010 according to the North American Breeding Bird Survey.
Curved-bill Thrasher singing in Embudito Canyon in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains on the eastern edge of Albuquerque, NM. March 31, 2010 about 9:30am.
Birds Paradise – Green Tailed Towhee Birds Singing and Chirping.
A red-headed sapsucker woodpecker Latin name ”sephyrapicus varius” Drill’s holes in mainly birch trees or orchard trees, and then feeds on the sap from the tree and also the insects that are caught in the sap.
Some hand-held 1080i 24PA shots of a male ring necked pheasant that was outside my door February 2010.
Two female Northern(yellow-shafted) Flickers interacting.
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Published on May 23, 2012 At Far North Bicentennial Park, Anchorage, May 23, 2012
Published on May 31, 2013 Evening Grosbeak (Hesperiphona vespertina) in Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area, Quebec, Canada. On soundtrack, calls of American Tree Sparrow heard with those of grosbeaks.
Published on Aug 27, 2014 Fifty years ago, in 1964, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, setting 54 areas aside for federal protection. It opened the way for an American wilderness system that has grown to more than 110 million protected acres in which, the act says, “the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.” More proposed areas await congressional approval, including the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana and the Columbine-Hondo in New Mexico. Read more about the legacy of the Wilderness Act [More]
Male Magnificent Hummingbird giving flash signals with throat and forehead plumage.
Banding Northern Pintails in the Suisun Marsh, Northern California at The Family Duck Club
Mississippi Kite, Iclinia mississippiensis eating a chimney Swift and calling its mate to come in to try to take a share but is rebuffed.
This is one of my favorites—a Black-and-white Warbler flying from perch to perch, singing it’s high-pitched squeakyt song: wee-see-wee-see-wee-see (sounds like a squeaky wheel). This difficult exposure situation, with patchy sunlight and a bird composed of blacks and whites, shows how well my Canon 7D handles high contrast. Even in clips where portions of the bird are in full shade and other portions lit by sun, the results look really good (at least to me). I really do love this fabulous new technology! © 2010 Lang Elliott musicofnature.org
A selection of Hummingbirds and Orioles at the feeder by Jim Morgan’s Son.
Birds nesting in an underground parkade could have been locked in when the parkade was converted to a campus bike centre with doors on the end. The swallows quickly learned how to trigger the motion detectors to open the doors and go in and out whenever they want. Smart birds!