Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Robert Maciver
28 followers
28 followers
About
Posts

Post has attachment
The Heart of Texas
Mississippi Kite I was recently in Abilene, Texas for a family wedding and was able to squeeze in a little bit of bird spotting.  We flew into San Antonio and spent a few days in the "Hill Country" before heading deep into the heart of Texas for the remaind...

Post has attachment
Greater White-fronted Goose
Greater White-fronted Goose spotted by Hannah today in Cambridge Riverside Park. Greater White-fronted Goose The exact location is shown as the blue dot on the map below.

Post has attachment
The Glades
On our annual visits to Florida we spend much of the time in the vicinity of Tampa Bay where my parents stay for the winter. Occasionally we travel a little further afield. This year we explored the Everglades of southern Florida. My arrival to Everglades N...

Post has attachment
Food Goes Here

Post has attachment
Short-tailed Hawk
Every trip I've made to Florida has resulted in at least one life bird. I continued the streak this year, and although I only saw one new bird, it was a good one. Short-tailed Hawk Short-tailed Hawk Short-tailed Hawk is a small  Buteo known mainly from the ...

Post has attachment
Colorado Canyonlands
I spent some time at the western edge of Colorado where the landscape is very dry and the canyons are very deep. MacGillivray's Warbler In addition to the scenery, there was an opportunity to search out some birds that are representative of the region, a fe...

Post has attachment
The Black Swifts of Box Canyon Falls
Nesting Black Swifts tend to be difficult to observe as they typically occupy nest sites behind inaccessible mountain waterfalls. An exception is the well established nesting site at Box Canyon Falls in Ouray, Colorado where I visited recently. Black Swift ...

Post has attachment
BMW Birding on Mount Bierstadt
I visited my best friend in Colorado last week and we had a blast of a time. Although birding was not the main purpose of my visit, I was still able to get a few photographs of some great Colorado birds. BMW 1-Series Convertible Getting around together was ...

Post has attachment
Getting Out of Dodge
During our recent visit to Florida, we encountered a banded Piping Plover at Howard Park near Tarpon Springs. Hannah immediately recorded the colour band combination in her notebook, and later I was able to obtain a photograph. Piping Plover The upper left ...

Post has attachment
Other Florida Specialties 2015
Here are some more feathered Floridians! Mottled Duck (rear) with feral Mallard (front) To many, the Mottled Duck might appear boring, blending in with the now globally ubiquitous Mallard. Historically, the breeding range of the Mottled Duck was separated f...
Wait while more posts are being loaded