Waxwings and couple locals

Migration is still mostly a mystery. We know that things move around the planet; sharks, whales, striped bass, lots of birds, caribou, butterflies and dragonflies, and wildebeest. We know why they do it; to find a seasonal food source, to reach a likely breeding area, or to avoid bad stuff like seasonal fires or coldContinue reading “Waxwings and couple locals”

The Falklands – Albatrosses & More

Yes, yes this is another Falklands page. I’ll be done with these rough and wonderful islands soon enough. Perhaps we’ll go back to the Galapagos or Australia or Africa – or maybe the winter-beating Brazil. But this page will tie into pages from New Zealand (see March 2014 post) where the kings of the greatContinue reading “The Falklands – Albatrosses & More”

The Falklands’ Marine Mammals

I have chosen just a couple of the marine mammals of the Southern Ocean to show and tell; perhaps ones most easily seen near the Falklands or the Argentinean coast. But remember that the Southern Oceans pass under, not only South America but also, Africa, New Zealand and Australia. It is huge and full ofContinue reading “The Falklands’ Marine Mammals”

The Falklands – Rockhopper Penguins

Please consider these images to be copyrighted and ask permission to use them in any way. Thanks. After two Falkland posts that repeat Gentoo Penguin images and information it is certainly time to move on. Let’s move to Rockhopper Penguins, another of the smallish penguins. This bird belongs to the “crested penguin” group and isContinue reading “The Falklands – Rockhopper Penguins”

The Falklands; Gentoo Penguins

Please consider these images to be copyrighted and ask permission to use them in any way. Thanks. Penguins are represented by 17 species and there are nearly 40 species that are represented by fossils. The evolved from a small tough flying birds that could fly underwater as well. Probably a bit like modern auks likeContinue reading “The Falklands; Gentoo Penguins”

Provincetown Visit – owl and oldsquaw

Please consider images to be copyrighted and ask permission (ontheroadwithdec@gmail.com) before using them in any way. Thanks Oops I said Oldsquaw! Sorry, the appropriate name is Long-tailed Duck (LTDU). They were named Oldsquaw by early observers who heard groups of the birds as they sat, swam, fed, or loafed in large flocks and thought theyContinue reading “Provincetown Visit – owl and oldsquaw”

The Falklands Again; Gentoo Penguins

Please consider these images to be copyrighted and ask me before using them in any way.  Thanks. A few months ago I started to describe the Falkland Islands and said there would be more, finally I’m getting around to it. I’m sure that you are relieved to have the long wait for Chapter Two finally end.Continue reading “The Falklands Again; Gentoo Penguins”