Birding Blog Archives

August 11th, 2010
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Nightjars of the World

In 2007 I was asked by Nigel Cleere, British birder, author and acknowledged world expert on nightjars, if he could use my photos of Northern Potoo for a new book. Yes, I said, sounds great! Finally, here it is: the snappily-titled Nightjars, Potoos, Frogmouths, Oilbird, and Owlet-nightjars of the World […]

August 8th, 2010
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Shorebird Special – August Workshop

Black-Tern-Willcox-Twin-Lakes-10-0808-04Lake Cochise had 1 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, 2 STILT SANDPIPERS, 1 BAIRD’S SANDPIPER, c.10 WESTERN SANDPIPERS, 50+ LEAST SANDPIPERS, 2 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, c.30 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS, c.150 WILSON’S PHALAROPES, 2 SPOTTED SANDPIPERS, 1 AMERICAN AVOCET and c.20 BLACK-NECKED STILTS. A few KILLDEER and 30+ LONG-BILLED CURLEW were by seasonal pools. […]

August 5th, 2010
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Wildlife Photo Website Relaunched

Western-Bluebird-Guajolote-FlatsAnyone who has looked at my wildlife photo website recently will have seen that it was down or in a state of disrepair. Finally it’s ready – well, almost ready – to be relaunched, so please take a look: Richard Fray’s Arizona Wildlife Photoswww.rpf-wildlife-photos.com […]

August 2nd, 2010
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Huachuca Mountains

White-eared-Hummingbird-Miller-Canyon-10-0802-04WHITE-EARED HUMMINGBIRD was regular, a BERYLLINE made a brief appearance to grab a huge chunk of nesting material, whilst BLUE-THROATED, MAGNIFICENT, BROAD-TAILED, BROAD-BILLED, BLACK-CHINNED and ANNA’S made it eight species in total. […]