Melissa Aukema

Melissa Aukema

Melissa Aukema
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Great Grey Owl - by Rick Dobson♦ A large, reclusive predator. Plunge marks in the snow are usually the only evidence for its presence. Distinctive extra-large facial disks direct sound to feather covered ear openings, providing super-sensitive hearing. This enables the great grey owl to accurately locate prey, even under two feet of snow or in a tunnel. With soft feathers, it can glide unheard from its perch to dispatch an unfortunate rodent with its sharp talons. (Look at those feet!)

Great Grey Owl - by Rick Dobson♦ A large, reclusive predator. Plunge marks in the snow are usually the only evidence for its presence. Distinctive extra-large facial disks direct sound to feather covered ear openings, providing super-sensitive hearing. This enables the great grey owl to accurately locate prey, even under two feet of snow or in a tunnel. With soft feathers, it can glide unheard from its perch to dispatch an unfortunate rodent with its sharp talons. (Look at those feet!)

The "Blue-naped Chlorophonia" is a colourful South American species of bird in the family Fringillidae; it was formerly placed in the Thraupidae. It is generally fairly common.

The "Blue-naped Chlorophonia" is a colourful South American species of bird in the family Fringillidae; it was formerly placed in the Thraupidae. It is generally fairly common.

Love to see these little guys lined up, snuggled together. Not in our summer, but in the winter!

Love to see these little guys lined up, snuggled together. Not in our summer, but in the winter!

Sun Conure Parakeets: Warning, they're loud and demand a lot of attention! We love our sun conure of 8 years though, she's so affectionate and playful..

Sun Conure Parakeets: Warning, they're loud and demand a lot of attention! We love our sun conure of 8 years though, she's so affectionate and playful..

Variegated Fairy-wren. I love that's called a fairy wren

Variegated Fairy-wren. I love that's called a fairy wren

Pink Robin (Petroica rodinogaster) by Tim Collins Tasmania

Pink Robin (Petroica rodinogaster) by Tim Collins Tasmania

Rhinoceros Hornbill, one of the largest hornbills, adults being about the size of a swan. In captivity it can live up to 90 yrs: Malay Peninsula, Singapore, S Thailand, Borneo, Sumatra, Java

Rhinoceros Hornbill, one of the largest hornbills, adults being about the size of a swan. In captivity it can live up to 90 yrs: Malay Peninsula, Singapore, S Thailand, Borneo, Sumatra, Java

European robin - this one's got a fantastic deep orange breast!

European robin - this one's got a fantastic deep orange breast!

Lilac breasted roller bird

Lilac breasted roller bird

Blue Jay Photo Chopped in rainbow colors - The Reluctant Optimist: Photo

Blue Jay Photo Chopped in rainbow colors - The Reluctant Optimist: Photo