Spring is in the air!

This cool video was captured a couple weeks ago in Sequoia National Park’s Giant Forest. The hummingbird – called Anna’s Hummingbird – is getting nectar from a snow plant. Only found in California and a small piece of Nevada and southern Oregon, snow plants are a pretty rare sight. These plants lack the color green (and chlorophyll), so they nourish themselves on fungus found in forest floor soils. Video courtesy of Steven Bumgardner.


Ben takes bird commissions

Hello!! Since I my bank account is currently empty I thought that perhaps I would offer some bird commissions of the antlered variety (or just normal ones, or any other fantasy combinations)! Just throw me a message to discuss further details!

Price: 15,- €

All commissions can be made available as prints on my society6

Signal boosts are super appreciated! Thank you so much!

Look at today’s Google doodle. Google is celebrating the 85th birthday of the late Phoebe Snetsinger, an american birder famous for having seen and documented birds of over 8,398 different species by the time of her death, at the time, more than anyone else in history. This was 85% of the known species in the world. Snetsinger recounts her experiences in her autobiography Birding on Borrowed Time.

Check out this epic aerial battle between a bald eagle & two gulls. David Canales captured this once-in-a-lifetime photo from his kayak on Prince William Sound in Alaska while on an 11-day expedition from Valdez to Whittier. Photo courtesy of David Canales.