All birds molt, or periodically replace their feathers by shedding the old ones and producing new ones.  Unlike most birds that molt a few feathers at a time, once a year penguins experience what’s called a catastrophic molt.  This means that they molt all of their feathers at once, making them look a bit like an […]

I kinda wish I’d had this photo available to post up for Valentine’s Day…

No trip to the zoo would be complete without stalking some birds with my camera.  Here are three different bird photos from the Kansas City Zoo.  What do you think?  Do you have a favorite below? Bird Photo #1.  I believe that this gorgeous bird is a starling, a song bird that is part of the […]

Lorikeets are small parrots found throughout the Australasian region. They like to eat flower nectar and soft fruit.  They are probably the most colorful creatures we saw at the zoo!  

This sparrow is not as cool a bird as a pelican, swan, peacock, or owl — and the photo is a bit more grainy than it should be — but this is my first halfway decent shot of a bird in flight.  I will keep practicing…

Known for its singing, I caught this titmouse with his mouth full of food instead of tunes.  I think this image is a bit grainy, but I will keep trying!