July 22nd- little owls and the best swift day of 2020

Originally posted on Jonathan Pomroy:
I started the day by sketching, soon after 5am. The local little owls were as obliging as ever. I sketch them at a range of about 100m, great views through the telescope. The owls puff up their feathers when resting but pull them close when alert. I can see our house from this spot and by 6.30am I could see… Continue reading July 22nd- little owls and the best swift day of 2020

Photography of Birds – Set # 92

Originally posted on H.J. Ruiz – Avian101:
Set # 92 American Goldfinch  (M) American Goldfinch (M) The American goldfinch is gregarious during the non-breeding season, when it is often found in large flocks, usually with other finches. The social hierarchy, measured by how many aggressive encounters are won by each individual, tends towards the male being dominant in the non-breeding season. During the breeding… Continue reading Photography of Birds – Set # 92