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Secret life of birds: Black-necked Stilt lays an egg

Since we launched the new and improved BirdWatchingDaily.com in late May, Ed Mattis of Coral Springs, Florida, aka snooked, has posted delightful, exceptional photos to our galleries of curious Burrowing Owls, mating Red-shouldered Hawks, fighting Purple Gallinules, a stunning Painted Bunting, and many more. One of his most surprising images, above, shows a female Black-necked … Read More “Secret life of birds: Black-necked Stilt lays an egg”

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Six hours of patient observation produces unique view of a skulking warbler

This spring at the famed boardwalk at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area in northwestern Ohio, Mark Preston took more than 4,000 photos. Preston lives in Columbus, Ohio, and is the operations manager for a small company that specializes in activated carbon for clean air and water applications. Every spring since 2006, he has visited Magee Marsh … Read More “Six hours of patient observation produces unique view of a skulking warbler”

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Beautiful bill-level view of Black Oystercatchers

During a February trip to Los Angeles, subscriber Donna Schulman went to Dockweiler State Beach hoping to see Snowy Plover, a potential life bird. The plover didn’t show, but when two Black Oystercatchers flew in and landed less than 20 feet away, Donna was thrilled. She knelt down slowly until her camera was bill-level with … Read More “Beautiful bill-level view of Black Oystercatchers”

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