Fernando Cerra’s Bird Photos

Today’s FamilyFirst pick is a nice little site that I syumbled upon called Fernando Cerra’s Bird Photos.
I love birds, and i love good nature photography.
Both are in plentiful supply at today’s FamilyFirst pick.
Cerra has shot a host of photos down in Mexico, and has a great selection of shots of parrots, waders, flycatchers, hummingbirds, and bears.
Bears?
Hey, it’s not ALL bird photos.

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Hummingbirds.net

There is no more amazing flying creature than the tiny hummingbird.
The diminutive nectar eaters are found all over the world in temperate to to tropical climates.
They beat their wings so fast that they appear to be a blur. When one flies by you, you instinctively duck to avoid it,. like it was a large insect.
Their colors range from the subtle shades of brown to brilliant hues that rival gemstones.
And they happily, willingly accept your food that you offer them, as long as it’s the right kind.

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Desert USA’s Desert Animals and Wildlife

If you haven’t set foot in a desert, I recommend the experience. Every year I go to Vegas for a trade show and slip out to the desert to roam around.
While hot (and cold at night), dry, and seemingly inhospitable, it’s a home for thousands of species who find its conditions just right, thank you.
Today’s FamilyFirst site is Desert USA’s Desert Animals and Wildlife page. It is loaded with eyewitness accounts of the various fauna inhabiting deserts, including bats, deer, wild pigs, snakes, lizards, insects, and whales.

WHALES?

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DesertUSA

About a month ago, I was in Las Vegas for the Interop show. One day, I slipped out to the desert and found a natural spring in the middle of the desolation that was surrounded by lush greenery. There were also Indian pictographs all over the cliff walls.
I saw lizards, harmless snakes, hummingbirds (in the middle of the desert!), a big green centipede, and the day was made perfect by my spotting a two-foot western diamondback rattler under a ledge.
In the words of Steve Irwin, “Wot a privilege!”

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