Monthly Archives: July 2010

Sandhill Cranes Dancing

Crane Danc­ing, the glue that keeps Sand­hill Crane pairs bond­ed. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Two Hours with the Birds

Two hours in a pho­tog­ra­phers day Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Handholding a long lens

How to hand­hold any tele­pho­to lens Con­tin­ue read­ing

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A Red-tailed Hawk’s first flights (Part 2, getting better)

The Juve­nile Red-tail Hawk’s fly­ing abil­i­ties rapid­ly improve Con­tin­ue read­ing

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A Red-Tailed Hawk’s first flights (Part 1, getting started)

A juve­nile Red-tailed Hawk’s ten­u­ous first flights. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Why do bird wings flap?

Birds flap their wings for two rea­sons, to lift them­selves up and to thrust them­selves for­ward. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Hawks along the Freeway

It’s unusu­al to find Hawks hunt­ing along free­ways, but these two were. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Spoonfeeding Great Blue Heron Chicks

Great Blue Heron chicks are big and grab­by, but some­one has to feed them. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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