Greater Roadrunner - Jay's Bird Barn
Plumage/Description: Male and female plumage similar. Long billed, long tailed, and long legged. Cannot be easily confused with any other species found in the Central Highlands of Arizona.
Pied Currawong - Song & Calls | Wildlife Sounds by Wild Ambience
Named for the often-heard "curra-wong" call, Pied Currawongs make a range of other vocalisations including loud ringing calls and whistles. Listen here.
Closer and closer to the last dance: Sage grouse continue to struggle...
Greater sage-grouse are uniquely adapted to the sagebrush steppe. Today they live from Wyoming to Oregon, from southern Canada to southern Utah. The bird has been extirpated from half of its former range. In the past 60 years sage grouse numbers have dropped 66%. On the breeding lek in spring, males fan their spiky tail feathers behind them and puff out bulbous yellow air sacs, normally hidden in their white ruffs.
A White-tailed ptarmigan and the value of snowshoes
My need (some may say ‘obsession’) often starts with a picture. Whenever I find myself anxious to photograph a certain species, an image of said species is usually the culprit. Such wa…