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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Photographed at Slimbridge WWT, Captured, Gloucestershire, UK.It was easy to photograph, it was standing still.Please look at my website There is a photo of a Little G
Gray Jay / Photo by Courtney Celley/USFWSBirds and birding newsSeabirds nesting in Alaska are having increasing difficulty raising their chicks to adulthood as the Arctic warms. A new extinct giant penguin species from the Paleocene has been discover
At the first pond at Hacienda La Pacifica, Costa Rica on 7 July 2017, we encountered this immature, female Citrine Forktail. This damselfly enjoys a curious distribution. It ranges from southern New England across to Iowa, south to southern Californi
I hope you had a chance to view the recent Geminids meteor shower (being a Gemini, I was particularly interested in photographing this popular meteor shower), which was outstanding where I live. It was a very long Wednesday for me, but I got to watch
A new, vibrant red and yellow fairy wrasse is described from the eastern Timor Sea of Northern Australia. The new species may be a glimpse of evolution in action as it appears to be either a product of recent divergence or hybridization.Click through
This is the last rare bird update before Christmas Bird Count season begins. The annual count period typically produces a handful of great birds across the ABA Area, the result of thousands of motivated birders thoroughly covering patches from coast
A photograph showing a dog taking a dump on the steps of the United Kingdom Prime Ministers office and residence at 10 Downing Street has been around the internet for about two or three years. It supposedly shows the frustration and displeasure with
A product review of the new line of Anura pH meters for the saltwater aquarium hobby–the Anura pH50 A few months back, I was approached by an entrepreneur, Randy, launching a new line of meters for the aquarium hobby. The brand name was Anu
Willow ptarmigan, East Kootenay, BC, Canada, Nov 2017 (photo by Dan Arndt) This photo looks odd until you see a bird in it. Willow ptarmigans (Lagopus lagopus) hide in plain sight by blending into the tundra landscape. They're speckled brown in summe
The 118th Christmas Bird Count (CBC) began yesterday and Im sure many of you have at least one count scheduled...The 118th Christmas Bird Count (CBC) began yesterday and Im sure many of you have at least one count scheduled in the next few weeks. If
Us girls are having a quiet one tonight as we are very tired.  Thanks for all the comments on out last post and the pictures if houses in our neighborhood.   We don't live in any if those houses.  Ours is not very
Jingle bell, jingle bell ~ jingle bell rock! Although, if you were at our house, you'd be more likely to hear ... Jingle bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg ... And you'd hear it ... Over, and over and over ...
 SUNday -and SNOW! Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday -One of The PF's chekhking to see if they were ready fur their weekend -Happy FrEYEday EvFURRYone!Hugz&Khysses,KhyraPeeEssWoo: NOOOOO salmon fur me - someone'
We're pawticipating in Friendly Fill-ins sponsored by McGuffy's Reader and 15 and Meowing.Mom is answering for us.1. Snow__in our area of Florida looks like this.....It's an invasive weed and we actuall call it "Florida Snow".2. I _have started journ
This just makes me go squeeeeee!I love those little meaty legs and that cutebehind!Floofiness!!
Georgia:  We are all looking forward to the weekend.That will mean lots of cuddles and snuggles and naps.Julie and JJ like weekends too.JJ is a great brother and loves to groom us.Julie loves being groomed.We hope you like this video.These t
In her cover-featured essay "The Origin of the Thesis" in the 14 December 2018 issue of the Times Literary Supplement, Clare Pettitt presents her thoughts about four recent books that take Charles Darwin as their respective subjects.
IZA:  I thought we were done with plants and such fer the year, but I keep finding surprises around the house.   So lets have another tour!The Venus Fly Traps arent tropical, but we are just a little too cold here for them
Mats Ris sent me an email and photos of a Grey-headed Swamphen and Water Rail he had seen at a small pond on the Dhahran golf course. Grey-headed Swamphen has only been recorded a couple of times in Dhahran so this is a very good record. The Grey-hea
Karen Jo:  It's been nearly two years since I last blogged.  Lots has happened and I will try to explain what happened as best I can.  A couple of weeks after Bentley went to the Rainbow Bridge, Oja just plain disappeared.&
I'm about to nap in the sun.
The past few days have reports of flyover Canada Geese and Snow Geese in the Morris and Somerset County areas. The following dark-morph (“Blue”) Snow Goose was photographedtoday by Chuck Hantis at Loantaka Brook Reservation. (Clic
When I can I stop rewarding my dog for doing the correct behavior?  This is one of the top three questions I get from my students. Really, what these people are asking is either, When can I stop training my dog? or, When can I start punishin
As winter settles in, we'll help you learn where to go to find birds and how to identify them. Discover how to get the most out of field guides and optics. For absolute beginners, backyard birders, and any birder who wants to improve their skills. Jo
The aspen trees were in full yellow during our quick walk in Mueller State Park in late September. It was one of the few times we saw the sun during our week in Colorado so that made it even more … Continue reading → The aspen tr
  Rambur's Forktails are widespread. These damselflies range across the southern United States, further north in the East, even to Maine. They are found south to Chile, Paraguay and across the West Indies. They inhabit a variety of
Picture taken December 8, 2012 Picture taken December 8, 2012
What is in a bird common name? Its a question that many of us might not think about immediately, but theres a lot going on in those lists we are so familiar with. Capitalization, honorifics, patronyms, how names are assigned, how theyre changed. The
Penguins Sidney and Bette wait for their eggs to hatch at the National Aviary, 14 Dec 2017 (screenshot from African Penguin Nestcam) Sidney and Bette are "expecting." Today may be the day. Sidney and Bette are African penguins (Spheniscus demersus),
Mum took these pictures on the walk home tonight at 9pm.  She had gone with her friends to see the new Star Wars movie.  Our suburb is fully if these small villas and houses built around 1890-1915.  Luckily lots have been r
ZOEY IS VERY THANKFUL. And joining Brian's Thankful Thursday today.
We have been having little bits of snow every couple of days. Not much, but the ground is white. Mum got to and from her final class on Monday in one piece. The snow missed us and the roads were fine. Now she just has to take the test, open book, and
I found this most leucistic Red-tailed Hawk today just west of Hondo, Tx.  It was striking but the backlighting does not do it justice in these pics. I was surprised that it wasn't as shy as many of this species and let me stop alon
 Your daily PF - Cheers from Auntie Di and Fred - Mom's ginger miso salmon - Under the marinara is a spasagnga Fred got his favorite lemon pepper khat! To make it easy on Mom - woo know furst day
Today is Poetic Thursday hosted by our pals Teddy and Angel Sammy at Two Spoiled CatsToday we are starting a new Challenge.  Angel Sammy and Teddy are sharing a photo each week and we will write our poem about what we see or feel ab
Be still my heart.#missingyou#TBTC.2011
Taylor: Let's see. You had a new blue ball. A new new blue ball. (Inside Outside Talk) A new new new blue ball (not blogged). A new red ball. (Red Rubber Ball) All within six months. Where did you get this white one? Marcus: I found it. Taylor: Outsi
As a long-time enthusiast of the Very Short Introductions series form Oxford University Press, I was very pleased to discover last year that they have another series dedicated to providing any interested reader with the essential information needed f
I'm all set for the Geminids meteor shower tonight!You can serve my dinner up here, Mom. I don't want those stoopy boys stealing my spot.
San Francisco, December, 2017 Once they were hailed as The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill. Judy Irvings documentary of that name traced their early history in San Francisco. More than a decade later there are now several parrot flocks scattered acros
Photographed at Rushy Hide, Slimbridge WWT, Gloucestershire, UK.Please look at my website There is a photo of a Little Grebe. Wood Sandpiper by John Truman&am
Hier wat verschillende soorten dieren, zoals Schotse hooglander met jong, Tijgers, Pandabeer, Olifant, Elanden, Hond,  WildZwijn, Moeflons, Sayaguesarunderen en Paarden. Meer foto's zijn te zien op mijn website: &a
Dinoflagellates are usually the bane of marine aquarists, but what if you design an aquarium specifically to display bioluminescent dinos? The BioGlo does exact that ... and it's magical!Click through to see the images. The novel concept behind BioGl
Several dragonflies and damselflies flew about the first Hacienda La Pacifica pond in northwestern Costa Rica on 7 July 2917. One of the larger ones was this Spot-tailed Dasher. This dragonfly ranges north to southern tips of Texas, Arizona, and Flor
The past few days have been rather chilly here in Lancashire, as it has been throughout the rest of the UK. My Canadian family and friends would say "you call that cold"? And I suppose they're right, our cold snaps thankfully don't last too long.Havi
The parks are full of white eyed vireos and phoebes right now. “Common” yellowthroats are pretty common as well. Doves get no respect even though they have pretty pink feet. Limpkin eating a snail. These are actually pretty cool b
A review by Chris Benesh The Australian Bird Guide, by Peter Menkhorst, Danny Rogers, Rohan Clarke, Jeff Davies, Peter Marsack, and Kim Franklin Princeton University Press, 2017 566 pagessoftcover ABA Sales / Buteo Books 14737 Few places on Earth are
Peregrine falcon, Keystone, heading for prey at Heritage Park, Cleveland, Ohio (photo by Chad+Chris Saladin) This is the last thing a pigeon wants to see ... and sometimes it is. On Monday I went down the Ohio River to find birds at Rochester Riverfr
Sometimes you find an idea so brilliant you wonder why it isnt done every place. That is the Shelter Buddies Reading Program started by the Humane Society of Missouri. Originally the program was to help fearful or timid dogs learn to trust humans so