Not the best pictures in the world (mid-afternoon in shadows), but it was wonderful to watch the flycatcher parents coming and going and feeding the babies. We will make an early morning trip soon and I'll try to get clearer shots. Click on pictures to enlarge.
I thought I was taking a picture of a scissor-tailed flycatcher in the tree. It wasn't until we got home that we saw the nest. How neat is that! That certainly explains why the two adults were hanging around. :) Click on pictures to enlarge.
It's that time of year again. The fledglings are flying around and curious as toddlers. As long as I don't make too many sudden movements or make any noise, they don't seem to mind me taking pictures at all. Click on pictures to enlarge.
I came upon this lovely hawk this morning. At first, I just assumed she was a red-tailed hawk, but looking at the pictures, I'm was not so sure. I asked the Kansas birding list for help and several folks confirmed that she is a juvenile red-tailed hawk. Click to enlarge.
She has a new nest in the yard, just a few feet from the old one. She was taking a break outside the thicket this afternoon when I got these pics. She told me she needs more cantaloupe seeds. Click on pictures to enlarge.
This is how many land animals have been killed worldwide for the meat, dairy, and egg industries since you opened this webpage:
In the US alone, 10 billion land animals are raised and killed for meat, eggs, and milk every year. 3 to 4 million companion animals (pets) are killed in shelters every year. 10 billion aquatic animals are killed for human consumption every year.