This little bird has such a huge name, Chestnut-vented Tit-Babbler! I always get the feeling they are pretty angry little things, maybe because the naming gods did not come up with something a little more flattering. 137 more words
I mostly see House Sparrows and Black-billed Magpies in residential southwest Calgary but occasionally I will hear and see the smaller Chipping Sparrows. This young Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) stayed behind when his parent flew away.
Although it wasn’t ideal ‘dragon hunting’ weather this afternoon, I ventured out on to Beeston Common with Andy, in pursuit of Keeled Skimmer. This is a scarce dragonfly in Norfolk, found only at a handful of sites across the county. 115 more words