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A Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta steller), who adamantly demanded to get some of our peanuts. We met this guy at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park where these jays, but also crows and what sounded like pheasants were on wakeup-call duty. The … Continue reading
On Wednesday, as I was waiting for the sun to finally penetrate the looming high fog, I saw many groups of brown pelicans passing by along the shore. They were all flying south. So I found myself a nice spot … Continue reading
Let’s just say that marabou storks (Leptoptilos crumeniferus) will never win a beauty competition, at least not if members of any other species participate. Like vultures they’re mainly scavengers and adapted to sticking their heads into bloody carcasses. But unlike vultures … Continue reading
We made it to Kibale National Park in Uganda. After three days in busy Kampala, with its congested streets and smog, the little resort we are at now feels like a little paradise of peace and quiet. Well, maybe not … Continue reading
… doesn’t make a summer. But the weather is indeed improving bit by bit here in Massachusetts. Like the gray heron, I saw this northern rough-winged swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) at the little lake on Mt. Auburn Cemetery.
A curious sea gull was checking whether I had any food to offer. This shot was also taken at the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge.