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The male Resplendent Quetzal. The boy birds are always such dapper dressers! 
More here: http://njwight.tumblr.com/post/76028059952/it-has-taken-me-three-trips-to-panama-to-find-and#notes

The male Resplendent Quetzal. The boy birds are always such dapper dressers!

More here: http://njwight.tumblr.com/post/76028059952/it-has-taken-me-three-trips-to-panama-to-find-and#notes

I have had mostly all rain and gray skies-not the easiest for shooting birds. But I like the mood of this Verreaux’s eagle owl. It is the largest owl in the southern hemisphere.

I have had mostly all rain and gray skies-not the easiest for shooting birds. But I like the mood of this Verreaux’s eagle owl. It is the largest owl in the southern hemisphere.

I wish I had been a little faster on this. I normally wouldn’t post an image with this kind of soft focus, but I have never seen the underwing coverts of a northern flicker. Stunning!

I wish I had been a little faster on this. I normally wouldn’t post an image with this kind of soft focus, but I have never seen the underwing coverts of a northern flicker. Stunning!

Possibly an immature green-breasted mango. (But certainly correct me.) They are such shape-changers when they fly. Glorious.

Possibly an immature green-breasted mango. (But certainly correct me.) They are such shape-changers when they fly. Glorious.

This morning…

This morning…

I swung my lens up just in time to catch this low-flying mallard. The sky was so blue and his feathers were so white. (click to enlarge)

I swung my lens up just in time to catch this low-flying mallard. The sky was so blue and his feathers were so white. (click to enlarge)

It’s a gay life.

It’s a gay life.

Birds-eye view of the South African jackass penguin.
njwight:

Head shot.

Birds-eye view of the South African jackass penguin.

njwight:

Head shot.

Woody pt 2: You can really see how deep he taps that beak in…

Woody pt 2: You can really see how deep he taps that beak in…

njwight:

Because the insulating properties of their feathers eventually breakdown, Jackass penguins molt once a year and for this 21-day  molt cycle they are land-bound. To physically survive, they eat like crazy for 5 weeks before in order to increase fat stores. Psychologically, I am not sure how they prepare for the feather name-calling and ridicule. Penguins can be so cruel… ;-)

njwight:

Because the insulating properties of their feathers eventually breakdown, Jackass penguins molt once a year and for this 21-day  molt cycle they are land-bound. To physically survive, they eat like crazy for 5 weeks before in order to increase fat stores. Psychologically, I am not sure how they prepare for the feather name-calling and ridicule. Penguins can be so cruel… ;-)

What parrots are thinking… Who the !&%# is Polly?

What parrots are thinking… Who the !&%# is Polly?

Just hangin’ on a Sunday…

Just hangin’ on a Sunday…