Accipitridae, meaning small to large birds with strongly hooked bills, includes hawks, eagles, vultures, harriers and kites.
Week #32 challenge is Birds with brown feathers. This can be a splash of brown or brown all over! Many “girl” birds are brown whereas their more colorful boyfriend flashes his “Liberace” colors!
Happy 2021 everyone! Our first Bird Weekly Photo Challenge for the new year! We had some great birding in 2020 despite the challenges the world is facing with the pandemic, economy and job loss.
The feature image is a Pileated Woodpecker. The old Woody Woodpecker himself. More information on him below. Keep scrolling!
Week #9 challenge was Birds of Prey. Fabulous selections from all over the world by our bloggers this week with their osprey, hawks, eagles, vultures, buzzards, owls, kites, goshawks, harriers & falcons.
Birds of Prey or raptors include species of birds that primarily hunt and feed on vertebrates that are large relative to the hunter. They have a keen eyesight to find and capture their food, often while flying high in the sky. They have strong talons for grasping and killing their prey and also have strong curved beaks to tear their food apart.
Just waiting for the fishermen to throw back those unwanted fish. Smart or Lazy? You be the judge!
This multitasking osprey was staring me down while eating his fresh catch and taking a celebratory dump. I watched this bird land on this old cypress tree snag with the fish and claw at it until it stopped wiggling around. Photographed near Little Talbot… Continue Reading “SQUARE TOPS – ON TOP OF THE WORLD – Multitasking Osprey”
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