Category Archives: BIRD LIFE & BEHAVIOR

A Murmuration of Starlings

Star­lings are not the favorite bird of many bird­ers, and I was not par­tic­u­lar­ly fond of them. Despite their green­ish tinged speck­led black coats they are not well liked because they have mul­ti­plied fast and dri­ven out many oth­er small­er … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Running on the Water

Birds run­ning on water? Well, yes, a num­ber of birds do, pelag­ic birds that live on the oceans sur­face where they feed on plank­ton, fish, – and unfor­tu­nate­ly these days – bits of plas­tic. The Black-foot­ed Alba­tross is one such; … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Sandhill Crane Festival

A Sand­hill Crane Fes­ti­val is an inspir­ing event, one you, and the birds, will nev­er for­get. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Sandhill Cranes Dancing

Crane Danc­ing, the glue that keeps Sand­hill Crane pairs bond­ed. 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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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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White-tailed Kite aerial exchanges

An aer­i­al hand-off, where the male Kite brings food to his mate is a thrilling sight, one to equal the trapeze artists under the big-top. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Great Blue Herons Nesting

The state­ly rit­u­al of nest-build­ing Great Blue Herons is an ancient rite that demon­strates their com­mit­ment. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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