Return of Bird of the Week: Lesser Violetear

Originally posted on Wickersham's Conscience:
You can never have too many hummingbirds. Lesser Violetear, Costa Rica The Lesser Violetear was formerly lumped with its Mexican cousin as the Green Violetear. In 2016, the Green Violetear was split into the Mexican Violetear (Nicaragua north to Mexico) and the Lesser Violetear (Costa Rica south to Bolivia). If you’re a lister, it’s an armchair bird added to… Continue reading Return of Bird of the Week: Lesser Violetear

Can You See The Difference Between The Cedar Waxwing And The Bohemian Waxwing?

Originally posted on Birder's News:
Above is a Cedar Waxwing, notice the narrow dark mask and throat, the yellow underside and short crest. They are found throughout the US, Canada and into Mexico. Both species of Waxwings have crests and yellow on the tips of their tails. Below are Bohemian Waxwings, they are larger and grayer with chestnut under-tail coverts and a yellow and… Continue reading Can You See The Difference Between The Cedar Waxwing And The Bohemian Waxwing?

Don’t Look At These Photos Unless You’ve Already Eaten!

Originally posted on Birder's News:
We all know about the circle of life, but that doesn’t mean that we enjoy looking at other animals being eaten! Sometimes when you are out birding or just enjoying the great outdoors you happen upon the reality of the wild kingdom, some birds eat animals and other birds! Here is a Peregrine Falcon I spotted flying by with… Continue reading Don’t Look At These Photos Unless You’ve Already Eaten!