Avian Beauty Podcast # 17
This bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in flight lands on a spit near Soldovia, AK as his fellow eagle stands by and watches.
Bird Introductions - rufous hummingbird
What's the most popular bird in the United States? Well if you guessed Bald Eagle - you'd be right. But what about the second most popular bird? Believe it or not it is the Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus).
This image is titled "Fire Mist Sans Flight" and is based on my most famous photo called "Cranes in the Fire Mist." It features a flock of sandhill cranes, Ross' geese and snow geese at the Bosque del Apache, National Wildlife Refuge in central New Mexico.
The black skimmer (Rynchops niger)
Whether it's music, the written word or our national symbol, the eagle is a much beloved figure in popular culture.
This sandhill crane (Grus canadensis) is flying through a sunset at Bosque del Apache, National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico.
The Verreaux's eagle-owl (Bubo lacteus) also called a Milky-Eagle Owl is the largest owl in Africa with a wingspan of up to 6.5 feet (2 meters). They are arguably the most impressive bird of prey on the African Continent.
Based on response I get to this podcast and to my bird photography, it's safe to say that people love raptors and particularly owls. (One exception is on the African Continent where most people think they are evil - but that's another podcast.)