Barred Owl Falls Church, Virginia
I hear barred owls rather commonly, and see them on occasion. But this one was out in the evening sitting on a branch watching the squirrels hop around so was able to get a nice photo of it. Big thanks to Connor Christenson for making the initial sighting of this beautiful animal.
Another of the super nice looking frogs of Borneo, the black-spotted rock frog (Staurois natator). Found near streams, and particularly rocky streams, these guys are quite camoflaged but with just the right eye one can spot them. Widespread across much of Borneo, this species has, oddly, also been found in the Philippine Islands.
A lot of the frogs in Borneo are sorta brown mottled things. Not this guy, a jade tree frog is always a nice sight.
Cockroach nymph Fruit Bat Cave Borneo
This cockroach nymph was seen in Fruit Bat Cave, Mulu, Malaysia (Island of Borneo). This cave is either in, or near the boundary for, Gunung Mulu National Park, and is a fairly recent discovery. Not super big by Borneo cave standards, but a nice cave with some interesting bits in it.
Of note, this cockroach seems to have no eyes.
Red-tailed Hawk Feeding
My photo of the red-tailed hawk with the rat was very well received. Thank you! However, it was also suggested that I short-changed the viewers by only showing a very G-rated version of a carnivore with a fresh kill. So, I will revisit this Thanksgiving dinner with the hawk actively feeding. I think two photos will do to show the action. It is nature in action for sure.
Yes, they do eat the innards not just the flesh, as one can clearly see here.
Keith Christenson - Wildlife Biologist