Sunday, February 19, 2012


Named for its unusual call, the Capercaillie, which means "horse of the woods" in Gaelic, is currently on the endangered species list.  Read more and listen to its call on the Royal Society for Protection of Birds (RSBP) website.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Tufted Puffin

Tufted puffin at the Alaska Sea Life Center in Seward, Alaska. 
Photo courtesy of Birding Information.
I love the articulated parts and construction of the beak.

The eye is almost human.

Portrait of a Man  (eye detail)
1475-6 Antonello da Messina.
National Gallery, London