Working extra hard for the young ones. I highly doubt that grasshopper got to enjoy the last blade of grass they hopped off of before getting gobbled up by this stunning, blue predator.
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)
Kestrels are the smallest falcon in North America, but they think they’re the biggest. Nobody argues with them either. Because they’re kestrels... And you cant have an argument with a bird. Especially Floyd the Kestrel (pictured).
Two in one log- I got to see this rare combination of two of my fav birds inching up the log, at the same time. Pine warbler on left and Downy woodpecker on right.
"Because he walks with a slight limp, the Limpkin is called the Limpkin. This does not mean that he is crippled, however, as all Limpkins limp. But for some reason he is not satisfied with his lot in life, so he broadcasts his banshee wail of woe to the marsh-world in the still of the night. This has earned him a reputation as 'the crying bird.' He is also a noted gourmet; a pile of empty apple snail shells identifies his favorite dining-out spot." - Charles Harper, Birds and Words
We met these two in Nairobi National Park. It has been a photographic goal of mine for a while to get my first decent bee-eater shots and I was pretty chuffed to finally capture the images.
Bee-eaters, as the name suggests, are specialist at catching and eating bees although wasps, hornets and other flying insects are also caught. They will catch their prey on the wing with amazing agility before returning to their perch where they will remove the insect's sting by rapidly hitting it against a piece of wood before eating it.
These are the smallest species of African bee-eater. Little Bee-eaters are unusual amongst the family because they are solitary nesters whereas most other bee-eater species have big communal nesting sites. They do however like to sit in close proximity to other members of the species and sometimes a dozen or so will roost on the same branch all in physical contact with one another, something I would love to see and photograph one day.
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Species: American kestrel (Falco sparverius)
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