Bow after the show

Male chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) bows after his singing performance, only to resume it a moment later.

Bow after the show
Female mallard duck (Anas platyrhynchos) in a duckweed-covered river.

Female mallard

Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), Male, Hovering
Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), Male, Hovering-

Band-tailed Manakin – uirapuru-laranja – Pipra fasciicauda
Band-tailed Manakin - uirapuru-laranja - Pipra fasciicauda

Rufous Hummingbird (male)
Rufous Hummingbird (male)

Singing chaffinch
Common chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) sitting on oak branch and singing.
Singing chaffinch

Striated Pardalote

These birds are incredibly small (roughly the same size a a finch) and very twitchy requiring a high shutter speed at times. This particular animal is in the process of building a tunnel in the side of a dirt hill with it’s 5 companions, of which it will use as a nest for its babies when the weather begins to cool. They are very hard and dedicated workers and even if you are close to the nest they will continue to build and feed their babies.

Striated Pardalote

Encontro (Icterus pyrrhopterus) – Variable Oriole
Encontro (Icterus pyrrhopterus) - Variable Oriole

Yellow-crowned night heron hunts prey in wetlands of Sea Pines Forest Preserve on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Yellow-Crowned Night Heron Hunting DSC_0072


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