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Papahanaumokuakea National Monument, Hawaii
This refuge was established under executive order by President George W. Bush. A critically  endangered  Hawaiian Monk Seal patrols the beach while Brown Noddys look on.
Oh hey… Congress could vote to stop the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from creating new National Wildlife Refuges! That would be sad and stupid. 
To learn more about the National Wildlife Refuge System and help stop this harmful and ridiculous bill…
(read more)        (photo:  Mark Sullivan)

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Papahanaumokuakea National Monument, Hawaii

This refuge was established under executive order by President George W. Bush. A critically  endangered  Hawaiian Monk Seal patrols the beach while Brown Noddys look on.

Oh hey… Congress could vote to stop the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from creating new National Wildlife Refuges! That would be sad and stupid.

To learn more about the National Wildlife Refuge System and help stop this harmful and ridiculous bill…

(read more)        (photo: Mark Sullivan)

compendium-of-beasts:

Pelican, John White (c. 1540 – c. 1593)
via Art Finder

compendium-of-beasts:

Pelican, John White (c. 1540 – c. 1593)

via Art Finder

(via tentaclegarden)

Beautiful gull photo by Josef Koudelka

Beautiful gull photo by Josef Koudelka


Northern Fulmar, Devon Island, Nunavut, Canada. Photo by Angus Wilson

Today, I wish I could be this bird. Just floating on a cold, glassy sea. In Canada. Belly full of fish. That’s all.

Northern Fulmar, Devon Island, Nunavut, Canada. Photo by Angus Wilson

Today, I wish I could be this bird. Just floating on a cold, glassy sea. In Canada. Belly full of fish. That’s all.

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Adelie Penguin from Robert Scott’s doomed Antarctic expedition (1910) by HG Ponting

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Adelie Penguin from Robert Scott’s doomed Antarctic expedition (1910) by HG Ponting

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zolanimals: Kingfishers are a group of small to medium sized brightly coloured birds in the order Coraciiformes. They have a cosmopolitan distribution, with most species being found in the Old World and Australia. The kingfishers feed on a wide variety of items. They are most famous for hunting and eating fish, and some species do specialise in catching fish, but other species take crustaceans, frogs and other amphibians, annelid worms, molluscs, insects, spiders, centipedes, reptiles (including snakes) and even birds and mammals. A number of species are considered threatened by human activities and are in danger of extinction. (Wiki.)

rhamphotheca:

zolanimals: Kingfishers are a group of small to medium sized brightly coloured birds in the order Coraciiformes. They have a cosmopolitan distribution, with most species being found in the Old World and Australia. The kingfishers feed on a wide variety of items. They are most famous for hunting and eating fish, and some species do specialise in catching fish, but other species take crustaceans, frogs and other amphibians, annelid worms, molluscs, insects, spiders, centipedes, reptiles (including snakes) and even birds and mammals. A number of species are considered threatened by human activities and are in danger of extinction. (Wiki.)

Saw a cute Pied-billed Grebe on my Montlake cut paddle yesterday. This photo by Rick Cameron shows one of these small grebes tackling a big meal. Read how the attempt turned out here.

Saw a cute Pied-billed Grebe on my Montlake cut paddle yesterday. This photo by Rick Cameron shows one of these small grebes tackling a big meal. Read how the attempt turned out here.

Just got back from a trip to Fenwick Island, Delaware. Saw piping plovers on the bay beaches (although not adorable chicks like this one).
Photo by Bill Byrne, MassWildlife

Just got back from a trip to Fenwick Island, Delaware. Saw piping plovers on the bay beaches (although not adorable chicks like this one).

Photo by Bill Byrne, MassWildlife

seatopia:

Heermann’s Gulls (by marlin harms)

seatopia:

Heermann’s Gulls (by marlin harms)

Tags: bird gull beach

Barnacle goose
Photo: Sören Lindén.

Barnacle goose

Photo: Sören Lindén.

Tags: bird goose sweden