"Shooting Star...Fish"-- I watched these #HerringGulls chase each other until the older one on the left finally dropped its starfish. The events leading up to the "shooting star...fish" are depicted in the three additional photos that you can see if you click right or swipe left. #herringgull#gull#starfish#shootingstar#atlanticocean
This is a Barred Owl, this Owl has been visiting our yard over last few months, on this particular day, I stood very close probably 20 feet and photographed for 30 minutes or so in the daylight just taking pictures. Our eyes engaged. I think we connected that day. I have come to chat with friends about my Owl visitor and the legends of the Owl. I found this “ Native Americans associated the meaning of owl with wisdom, foresight, and keeper of sacred knowledge. This may largely be due to the fact that the owl is a great foreteller of weather conditions. Also its ability to see at night is legend among the Native Americans, and this attribute would be invoked during ceremonies when an oracle of secret knowledge was required.
Similarly, West African and Aboriginal Australian cultures viewed the owl as a messenger of secrets, kin to sorcerers, as well as companions to seers, mystics and medicine people.
During medieval times in western and central Europe it was fabled that owls were actually priestesses (witches) and wizards in disguise. To this day the owl is considered a witch’s familiar (an animal soul-spirit linked to a spiritual person via a unique, communicative bond).
When we connect with the owl in its own environment, and according to its way of life, it helps in deciphering the messages the owl has for us. Why? Because owls and all creatures ofthe animal realm are pure energy, and they come from a place of wholeness. As such, they communicate in a unified voice. They speak in the language of the trees, the wind, the moon, the sky, etc. Learning the owl’s habitat is a great way to learn her language, and more clearly understand her voice when she chortles in our spiritual ears.✨ #Owl#owlspirit#naturespeaks#owls#owlsanctuary#barredowl#nh#moultonborough#naturelover#wildspirit#lakekanasatka#owlstagram_feature#owls#magic#mystic#animaltotem#audubon#audobonsociety#birdwatcher#wintervisitor#change#spirits#vision#create#love#life#wildlifephotography#wildlife#redhillphotography#nikond3s#eyes
The Yellow-bird Shrike is a gregarious bird, always seen in flocks, and making itself known with its harsh “swee-swee” & “dreee-too” calls. I enjoyed spotting them in southern Ghana, particularly in a lagoon near Tema.
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Print, signed, 22"X28"
Scott Gentling Amer. (1942-2011)
Stuart Gentling Amer. (1942-2006)
The Gentling brothers are two of Texas' most distinguished contemporary artists in ornithological renderings. The brothers grew up in Ft Worth, TX and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art. They are most well known for their oversized portfolio "Of Birds & Texas"
This is a signed print (both artists), of the original. Swipe 👈🏻for close up views. A chance to own a rare piece. $110 To purchase, comment "Want" and DM your zip and PayPal email for shipping.
The Pileated Woodpecker is the second largest species of it's kind in North America; the largest species is critically endangered and thought to be extinct 😔🎻 It's name takes it's roots from the Latin word 'pileatus' which means 'capped'. Their diet consists primarily of insects but will also include fruits, nuts, and wild berries such as posion-ivy berries. If you happen to hear a Woodpecker while on a hike keep your eyes open, chances are it may be this boi 👀🍍
Shot on @sony#a7rii
Adapted Soligor 75-260mm f4.5
@fotodioxpro Miranda-NEX adapter
The Harpy Eagle (Harpia harpyja) is the one of the largest and most powerful eagles in the world. A female can weigh up to 22 pounds (males being half that) and have talons that are five inches long, bigger than a Grizzly Bear claw. For such a large bird, it has a relatively short wing span which helps it maneuver through the rainforest canopy to catch prey. Rare throughout most of its range due to destruction of its natural habitat, it has vanished from many parts of its former range. This fledgling was the first nest found in the Ecuadorian Chocó in over ten years which is great news for the Chocó and a sign of hope for the region. With only 2% of the lowland forest left, efforts are being made by @tesoro_reserve and @fundacionjocotoco to help protect the remaining forest in the region.
In 2018, more than 15,000 people participated in almost 49,000 individual actions on issues that were important for birds and the places they need. This week, we’ll be posting about some of the highlights! :
Photo: Rufus Jones/Audubon Photography Awards
A Grey Peacock Pheasant at its full glory 😍
COPYRIGHT: Yann Muzika (He is not on instagram. A good friend of birddetective
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Have you ever been this close to an American Coot's feet?!⠀
Kevin Malo captured this superb close-up shot at one of his favorite birding hotspots in Texas, the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center. ⠀
Kevin's photo was named one of the top 100 photos of last year's #AudubonPhotographyAwards. Do you love birds and photography? Click the link in our bio to enter this year's Audubon Photography Awards. ⠀