Category: animals

Reblog this with a photo of a bird that’s very…

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A bird that’s so common that it’s almost not “special” to see anymore. I want to share “common” birds with other people, and show everyone that some birds that are normal to others, might be rare or beautiful to people in another part of the world who don’t get to see them! So no matter where you are in the world, go ahead and add a picture of a common bird in your area! And add it’s name as well, if you know it. 😀

I’ll start! I’m in Ohio, and we have tons of American robins here.

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north carolina, and northern mockingbirds! they are everywhere, particularly where people are; parking lots, business centers, etc. they’re annoying to people because they’re loud and aggressive to other birds. but i love their minimalist markings and their amazing mimicry abilities! (plus, with a little bribery, they can easily become friends)

I’m from Stockholm, Sweden, or towards the outskirts, and we got a lot of Common/Eurasian blackbirds!

Fun fact, last year when it was really warm and dry we always had a blackbird come over whenever we were watering the garden, because he wanted a cooling shower and to grab some worms

But I’m also studying in Uppsala atm (commuting between the two cities) and there is an overabundance of rooks there, which was exciting for me since they are rare down here in Stockholm!

I don’t how common these darling angels are else where but I love them.

Mourning doves are a common sight outside where I live. Their coos are very distinct.

I’m in central California and you can’t walk outside without having a California scrub jay yell at you.

They have fuzzy gray heads when they’re fledglings

im from southeast florida and boat-tailed grackles are everywhere you look!

apparently the ones we have here have dark eyes but in other places they have light eyes?

(pic mine)

SO HARD TO NOT POST HUNDREDS OF BIRBS

Here are my favorites. I see these either in or from my yard east of Austin, Texas

Painted Bunting (this is a male, the females are green)

Black Vulture ❤️

Crested Caracara. Large falcon, looks more like a hawk, but is a scavenger and feeds like a vulture.

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. Obnoxious and loud. I love them. When they fly you can see their forked tails.

May 19, 2019

“Welcome this baby to the world” P…

“Welcome this baby to the world” Phyllocrania paradoxa (ghost mantis) new born nymph. This one is a little scout, hatching a few days earlier than the rest.
#phyllocraniaparadoxa #ghost #prayingmantis #mantodea #mantis #nature #wildlife #animals #insect #bugs #science #entomology #photography #exotic #pet #alien #mantismonarch #nymph
https://www.instagram.com/p/BxpzGOOhtzK/?igshid=1tkjri4y3vif2

“I’m a proud mother to over 10,000…

“I’m a proud mother to over 10,000 babies”
Phyllocrania paradoxa (ghost mantis) L1 nymph. #phyllocraniaparadoxa #ghost #prayingmantis #mantodea #mantis #nature #wildlife #animals #insect #bugs #science #entomology #photography #exotic #pet #alien #mantismonarch #mothersday #baby #whoscounting
https://www.instagram.com/p/BxXv_EvnRxR/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=5g4t0mgzd0kc

“Pre-flight Check” Sphodromantis g…

“Pre-flight Check” Sphodromantis gastrica (African mantis) L9 female is about to make her travels… but first, a photoshoot. She’s definitely a light morph. So beautiful.
#sphrodromatisgastrica #sphrodromantis #africanmantis #prayingmantis #mantodea #mantis #nature #wildlife #animals #insect #bugs #science #entomology #exotic #pets #aliens #photography #mantismonarch #cutnessoverload
https://www.instagram.com/p/BxF_G1BnUXR/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1q7ye1ylya77s

“Yellow” Phyllocrania paradoxa (gh…

“Yellow” Phyllocrania paradoxa (ghost mantis) female nymph in a bright gold morph. She is such a stunner. Really stands out from her siblings. #phyllocraniaparadoxa #ghost #prayingmantis #mantodea #mantis #nature #wildlife #animals #insect #bugs #science #entomology #photography #exotic #pet #alien #mantismonarch #petsofinstagram #yellow
https://www.instagram.com/p/BwzqAYSndTi/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=5a29wqx6unzg

“When your mantis learns to play the har…

“When your mantis learns to play the harmonica” Hymenopus coronatus (orchid mantis) female nymph. #hymenopuscoronatus #orchidmantis #orchid #walkingflowermantis #prayingmantis #mantodea #mantis #nature #wildlife #animals #insect #bug #science #entomology #exotic #pets #aliens #photography #mantismonarch #flower #nibbles
https://www.instagram.com/p/BwhKPmeHOv2/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1un155h8yi81y

“When your mantis learns to play the har…

“When your mantis learns to play the harmonica” Hymenopus coronatus (orchid mantis) female nymph. #hymenopuscoronatus #orchidmantis #orchid #walkingflowermantis #prayingmantis #mantodea #mantis #nature #wildlife #animals #insect #bug #science #entomology #exotic #pets #aliens #photography #mantismonarch #flower #nibbles
https://www.instagram.com/p/BwhKPmeHOv2/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1un155h8yi81y

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bunjywunjy:

Target continues to be my remorseless enabler. also, I probably freaked some people out because I cackled loudly in the dressing room the whole time I was trying this thing on

*GASP*

Last time I raided the kid’s department at Target, I got these sweet shark shirts (I don’t remember if I saw the button-up or not—if I did it was too expensive!):

The tooth one glows in the dark! I’m still a huge fan of my gateway shirt into the children’s clothing department:

Front and back, shiny silvery letters containing an animal fact, anatomically correct representations of sharks with their names (again, shiny silvery letters), and in the little girl’s section. The sharks are CUTE!!! Just like they are in REAL LIFE!!! I want to kiss all their little noses!!!

Anyways yeah I also have an addiction. I think the Target people figured out they have two key customer bases. They just need to start making the same shirts in adult sizes! I’m lucky I’m relatively small and can squeeze into the kid’s shirts, everyone else deserves them, too! Maybe we should start a petition.

April 19, 2019

“Give Her A Boop” Sphodromantis ga…

“Give Her A Boop” Sphodromantis gastrica (African mantis) adult female in dark morph. She has a sweeter disposition than the others.
#sphrodromatisgastrica #sphrodromantis #africanmantis #prayingmantis #mantodea #mantis #nature #wildlife #animals #insect #science #entomology #exotic #pets #aliens #photography #mantismonarch #boopable
https://www.instagram.com/p/BwPaPoFn3W1/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=gio1x6b210e9

“Give Her A Boop” Sphodromantis ga…

“Give Her A Boop” Sphodromantis gastrica (African mantis) adult female in dark morph. She has a sweeter disposition than the others.
#sphrodromatisgastrica #sphrodromantis #africanmantis #prayingmantis #mantodea #mantis #nature #wildlife #animals #insect #science #entomology #exotic #pets #aliens #photography #mantismonarch #boopable
https://www.instagram.com/p/BwPaPoFn3W1/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=gio1x6b210e9