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Find the Island Fox via My Instagram

April 18th, 2018 No comments

Channel Island Fox (Urocyon littoralis), Santa Cruz Island via My Instagram

April 12th, 2018 Comments off

Hummingbirds at the feeder in 4k – 5 in a series [Video] (1:13)

April 5th, 2018 Comments off

Hummingbirds at the feeder in 4k – 5 in a series

We have had regular visitors at our window-mounted feeder so I took the time to capture a few.

This video is available in 4k. I recently upgraded my camera and am trying it out on a variety of subjects.

Hummingbirds at the feeder in 4k - 5 in a series [Video] (1:13)

Hummingbirds are birds from the Americas that constitute the family Trochilidae. They are among the smallest of birds, most species measuring 7.5–13 cm (3–5 in) in length. Indeed, the smallest extant bird species is a hummingbird, the 5 cm (2.0 in) bee hummingbird weighing less than 2.0 g (0.07 oz).

They are known as hummingbirds because of the humming sound created by their beating wings which flap at high frequencies audible to humans. They hover in mid-air at rapid wing-flapping rates, which vary from around 12 beats per second in the largest species, to in excess of 80 in some of the smallest. Of those species that have been measured in wind tunnels, their top speed exceeds 15 m/s (54 km/h; 34 mph) and some species can dive at speeds in excess of 22 m/s (79 km/h; 49 mph).[1][2]

Hummingbirds have the highest metabolism of any homeothermic animal.[3] To conserve energy when food is scarce, and nightly when not foraging, they can go into torpor, a state similar to hibernation, slowing metabolic rate to 1/15th of its normal rate.[4] — Wikipedia

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Channel Island Fox (Urocyon littoralis), Santa Cruz Island via My Instagram

March 28th, 2018 Comments off

Channel Island Fox (Urocyon littoralis), Santa Cruz Island via My Instagram

March 27th, 2018 Comments off

Lone Sentinel from My Instagram

March 26th, 2018 Comments off

Lone Sentinel from My Instagram

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Learn more about Birds

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Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) Up Close – 2 in a series from My Word [Video] (1:05)

March 24th, 2018 Comments off

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) Up Close – 2 in a series from My Word

We have had regular visitors at our window-mounted feeder so I took the time to capture a few.

This video is available in 4k. I recently upgraded my camera and am trying it out on a variety of subjects.

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) Up Close - 2 in a series from My Word [Video] (1:05)

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Mourning Dove (Zenaida Macroura) Up Close via My Instagram

March 19th, 2018 Comments off

Hummingbirds at the feeder in 4k – 4 in a series [Video] (1:00)

March 13th, 2018 Comments off

Hummingbirds at the feeder in 4k – 4 in a series

We have had regular visitors at our window-mounted feeder so I took the time to capture a few.

This video is available in 4k. I recently upgraded my camera and am trying it out on a variety of subjects.

Hummingbirds at the feeder in 4k - 4 in a series [Video] (1:00)

Hummingbirds are birds from the Americas that constitute the family Trochilidae. They are among the smallest of birds, most species measuring 7.5–13 cm (3–5 in) in length. Indeed, the smallest extant bird species is a hummingbird, the 5 cm (2.0 in) bee hummingbird weighing less than 2.0 g (0.07 oz).

They are known as hummingbirds because of the humming sound created by their beating wings which flap at high frequencies audible to humans. They hover in mid-air at rapid wing-flapping rates, which vary from around 12 beats per second in the largest species, to in excess of 80 in some of the smallest. Of those species that have been measured in wind tunnels, their top speed exceeds 15 m/s (54 km/h; 34 mph) and some species can dive at speeds in excess of 22 m/s (79 km/h; 49 mph).[1][2]

Hummingbirds have the highest metabolism of any homeothermic animal.[3] To conserve energy when food is scarce, and nightly when not foraging, they can go into torpor, a state similar to hibernation, slowing metabolic rate to 1/15th of its normal rate.[4] — Wikipedia

More information on Hummingbirds:

 Learn more about Hummingbirds

* A portion of each sale from Amazon.com directly supports our blogs
** Many of these books may be available from your local library. Check it out! 

Listen to the mockingbird via My Instagram

March 12th, 2018 Comments off
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