Ten Favorite Images of 2020 — # 2, Lesser Long-nosed Bat In Our Backyard — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. We’re down to my two favorite images of 2020. Today’s image has a dual significance for me. I not only like the subject and the composition but that I was able to make it at all constitutes […]

Ten Favorite Images of 2020 — # 2, Lesser Long-nosed Bat In Our Backyard — Sonoran Images

Ten Favorite Images of 2020 — # 6, Preening Costa’s Hummingbird — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. Louisa and I spent most of our lives living in the eastern United States, moving to Tucson only about a decade ago. There’s only one species of hummingbird that one usually sees in the East, the Ruby-throated […]

Ten Favorite Images of 2020 — # 6, Preening Costa’s Hummingbird — Sonoran Images

Cassin’s Kingbird — What Are You Doing Here? — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. We were driving through Sonoita’s grasslands a couple of weeks ago when I encountered a familiar-looking bird perched on a fence rail. One glance through my camera’s viewfinder confirmed my initial impression. The bird was a Cassin’s […]

Cassin’s Kingbird — What Are You Doing Here? — Sonoran Images

Raven Reasoning — The Urban Nature Enthusiast

A meticulous study recently published by scientists in Leipzig, Germany, concludes that the intelligence of ravens rivals that of the great apes. Other studies have come to similar conclusions, but this one was especially exhaustive, employing a complex combination of tests designed to measure various aspects of intelligence. They found, among other things, that  four […]

Raven Reasoning — The Urban Nature Enthusiast

Gentoo Penguins: one species or four? — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

There was a recently published story on how the Gentoo Penguin, currently considered to be a single species with various colonies on Antarctica and the near-Antarctic island groups, might actually be four species as there seems to be no interbreeding between colonies and there are size differences and genetic differences between colonies. That sounds reasonable: not way out of line.

Gentoo Penguins: one species or four? — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG