Marron-bellied Parakeet 🇬🇧, Pyrrhura frontalis
Braunohrsittich 🇩🇪 The Marron-bellied Parakeet is a widespread species, occuring in eastern Paraguay, northeastern Argentina and southeastern Brazil. If you want to see this species book your tour with Adrian Rupp Birding Tours at www.adrianrupp.com
A memorable encounter with a Northern Pygmy-Owl deep in British Columbia’s Coast Mountains. Though scarcely larger than a can of coke, these little guys are formidable predators - at times taking prey far larger than themselves. It always brightens my day to hear their high pitched hoots carry through the mountain air at this time of year!
While enjoying some delicious fast food in Gilbert, AZ, I looked out the window toward the vacant lot and noticed a short figure standing tall against the sole patch of green. I finished my cheap meal, grabbed my camera, then ran across the busy road as soon as I saw a safe opening in the traffic.
I approached cautiously as not to disturb what was definitely a #burrowingowl . I quickly snapped this photo when I noticed the awesome composition opportunity that would last only seconds.
There were a total of 3 owls dwelling in the abandoned vacant lot, but this was the one that “stood out” the most.
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EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
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It was great to see some Great-created Grebe courtship today! Puttenham Common, Surrey, UK. April 2019.
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Under construction. To watch this male Vitelline Masked Weaver building nests was very fascinating. It used different lengths and widths of grass during different stages of the construction. One type for the anchoring knots, one for the structural stuff, on for the rain cover and finally one for interior decoration. He built several nests and also displayed vigorously for females inspecting his work, investing a huge amount of energy and time into it all.
Even though I photographed my first ever Kingfisher in flight today, I won't be uploading it because the image quality isn't that good!
So instead, I thought I'd put up these two Coots having a battle. In fact, the second image of the two was better than this, but I didn't get it all in frame (but I know someone who did 😉). Hope everyone has a great Easter weekend!
Although it is Gracie's spiritual Beauty and energy that connects with us, sometimes the lighting and weather conditions are just right and we get to see Gracie's god-given natural external beauty as well. In this picture, Gracie is tossing one of his mealworms. Only certain severe circumstances, some of which are discussed in my upcoming book, require that we stay by Gracie's side throughout most of the day. This is one of those circumstances. We never would have imagined what was to come in the months and years ahead. To learn more about our life with Gracie, my book Gracie's Wild Adventures is available on Amazon and is a fun read for all to enjoy.