Here's picture of a Dragonfly, not sure the exact species, sunbathing. As I was walking through the forrest, managed to spot this little fellow who was king enough to pose for a few clicks. Enjoy!!!
This one I took on my second ever bird sightseeing trip. I tell you, I'm a real novice at this, went to the forrest and spent hours just walking and wondering around trying to see something. I was lucky enough to have found this little fellow. Well, until my next trip, enjoy!!!
One of the earliest-arriving migrant warblers, the Black-and-white Warbler’s thin, squeaky song is one of the first signs that spring birding has sprung. This crisply striped bundle of black and white feathers creeps along tree trunks and branches like a nimble nuthatch, probing the bark for insects with its slightly downcurved bill. Though you typically see these birds only in trees, they build their little cup-shaped nests in the leaf litter of forests across central and eastern North America. This one I photographed at the Aguirre State Forest in the southern part of Puerto Rico. Enjoy!!!
Black and White Warbler
The elegant Great Egret is a dazzling sight in many a North American wetland. Slightly smaller and more svelte than a Great Blue Heron, these are still large birds with impressive wingspans. They hunt in classic heron fashion, standing immobile or wading through wetlands to capture fish with a deadly jab of their yellow bill. Great Egrets were hunted nearly to extinction for their plumes in the late nineteenth century, sparking conservation movements and some of the first laws to protect birds. Here's one looking for dinner, enjoy!!!
Today I share a picture of my son Alejandro as he is in the middle of a high kick to break two boards during his Tae Kwon Do advancement test. Enjoy!!!
On The Attack!
When breeding, Red-tailed Hawks are very territorial. They will chase away other Red-tailed Hawks and birds larger than themselves. Approaching a Red-tailed with nestlings is likely to result in an attack and possible serious injury.
However, outside the breeding season, they are generally non-agressive toward people or other birds.
They display an aggressive posture; holding the body and head upright while the feathers are standing erect. I think I got a little too close to this one and lucky for me it did not launch an attack. Enjoy!!!
Ready to Attack!
As the day comes to an end, just before saying goodbye it mesmerizes you and leaves everyone breathless. Enjoy!!!
As The Day Comes to an End
A large, boldly patterned bird, the American Oystercatcher is conspicuous along ocean shores and salt marshes. True to its name, it is specialized in feeding on bivalves (oysters, clams, and mussels) and uses its brightly colored bill to get at them. Enjoy!!!
Some seven subspecies of the Caribbean Elaenia are recognized across the species’ scattered West Indies range, which principally is centered on the Lesser Antilles and Puerto Rico, but also encompasses islands of southeast Mexico, Belize, Honduras and Nicaragua, the Caymans, and the southern Netherlands Antilles. Everywhere, the Caribbean Elaenia is usually common, and is found in the canopy and borders of lowland evergreen forest, as well as in gardens, scrub, and mangroves. It usually forages in pairs, searching for both insects and fruit. The species’ most obvious plumage feature is the two broad pale wing bars; the underparts are largely pale, and the rest of the upperparts are brownish olive. Enjoy!!!
Did you know no two sunsets are alike...ever? For this one I only included three elements: the sea, cloudy sky and the sun to make it minimalistic. The sky was really dramatic so it makes a great mood, at least in my humble opinion. Enjoy!!!