Speckled Wood female resting on a leaf of bamboo along a forest path.
Tircis femelle posée sur une feuille de bambou en bordure d'un chemin forestier.
Orthosia cerasi (Fabricius, 1775), Common Quaker, to Robinson trap, Søborg, Denmark, 13/14 March 2014
Orthosia cruda (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775, 1775), Small Quaker, to Robinson trap, Søborg, Denmark, 13/14 March 2014
Young. Dead on the road.
Bats are known to roost on Neem trees, Azadiractha indica, but all the Neems on our Campus are free from bats.
Seychellen Flughund mit tropfender Mango
Cloud's Rest in autumn. Amazing camouflage.
I was walking on the beach at Sands Beach in Goleta, CA. It was at low tide. There were approximately 100 starfish washed up on the beach. Most appeared to have damaged arms, although some individuals were whole. Most of the starfish were lavender and approx 5 inches across. A few were orange and smaller, approx 3.5 inches across.
Fiji Fan Palm, Pritchardia pacifica
I'm thinking that this is a dark morph rough-legged hawk, but I'd like a second opinion.
A large flock with one guy having trouble figuring out how to get over a fence.
one of several that hang at around my house and near the carport.
The view from my office window.
Near Autobahn Motors
This widely distributed kingfisher is found in a variety of habitats but most commonly in mangrove swamps. Perching on branches, it watches for prey, then swoops down to the swamp mud or dives into the water in pursuit of crabs and small fish, its main foods. Before swallowing a crab, the kingfisher will dash it against a branch a few times to crush the shell. These kingfishers nest in holes in trees, among the roots of an arboreal fern or in termite or ant nests. The female lays 3 or 4 eggs.
Range of White-collared Kingfisher
The coyote was looking for a handout near our car.