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How to Prepare a Crayfish

November 12, 2019 - Crayfish are a favorite food of Hooded Mergansers, but they're not easily consumed. A certain amount of preparation is r...
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One Day in Sulawesi

September 04, 2018 - A planned 3-week trip through Indonesia got off to a good start with a visit to Tangkoko Nature Reserve on the island of...
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The Fallen Owlet

May 16, 2018 - Every year, around February, we greet a pair of Great Horned Owls. The first sign is finding the mother sitting on the n...
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A Fledgling Learns to Feed

April 16, 2017 - The Verdin, a common bird of the Sonoran Desert, frequently feeds on the flowers of the Ocotillo plant -- not by gleanin...
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In Boston even beans do it *

January 19, 2017 - As a fan of bird behavior, I would not consider this blog complete without a collection of photos of birds mating. Here...
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Feasting on Fish

September 21, 2016 - Elegant Terns, like many other fish-eating birds, dive into the water from above to catch their prey. Witnessing these b...
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Western Bluebird Nestlings

May 22, 2016 - I recently discovered a family of Western Bluebirds, where the parents were actively feeding their young. The shooting c...
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Bird Food

January 24, 2016 - What do birds eat? Have a look below... Butterfly: Big fish: Little fish: Lots of fish: Dragonfly:...
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Pesimmon Picnic

December 13, 2015 - As persimmons ripen in December, here in the Bay Area, birds flock to feed on the sweet fruit. The feeding opportunity f...
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Food Drop for Young Harrier

July 18, 2015 - Northern Harrier parents have an unusual method for feeding their young: As soon as the birds are able to leave the nest...
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Courtship Display, continued

March 06, 2015 - Since my last blog post on Avian Courtship Display, I visited Tanzania for a brief time. One of my favorite experiences...
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Avian courtship display

December 23, 2014 - Avian courtship display is among the most captivating behavior to be found in the animal kingdom. As a bird photographer...
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Mountain Bluebird parents get a helping hand

June 26, 2014 - While spending a few days in the Sierra for some bird photography, I was lucky to find a Mountain Bluebird nest with fai...
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