Posts tagged bird.
Bee-eater - as the name suggests eats large proportion of their diet made up of bees and wasps. Unusual characteristics of the Bee-eater are the tendency of in-flight prey capture instead of land or perch based static bee or insect hunting. The captured bee or wasp gets slammed against the nearby wood or branch to get rid for the stinger and drain venom.
Galveston, TX birding
Dunlin (Calidris alpina), Black-Bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola), American White Pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos), Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea), Royal Terns (Thalasseus maximus) [& Sandwich Terns, Thalasseus sandvicensis, in background], Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)
I’m back! I have an MFA degree and a sunburn from a wonderful week in Disneyworld, and I am looking forward to all that life offers a bird-crazy illustrator!
I have posted a few of these, but I thought it would make sense to have them all in one post. This is the result of my final project for my MFA—a series of recently extinct birds. Someday I hope I can make this into a full-fledged (pun unintended) book! It was a great learning experience and I look forward to continuing work on it.
Really sweet crow I befriended in Brighton today.
Spotted him digging for bugs among the pebbles so offered to share my sandwich with him. He was much bolder than most crows I’ve met and kept coming up pretty close in order to beat the pigeons to the food!
The Amazonian Royal Flycatcher. Found in Mexico, Central America, Columbia and Venezuela. Its typical habitat consists mostly of subtropical or moist lowland forest.
Stone Curlew incubating eggs. Keeping a low profile is what the stone curlew does best. When confronted with danger these birds either scurry away to cover, or freeze on the spot hoping to blend into the background.