Category Archives: Birds

Photographs Of Birds

Roadrunner

Roadrunners are omnivores and are opportunistic. Their diet normally consist of insects (such as grasshoppers, crickets, caterpillars, and beetles), small reptiles (such as lizards and snakes, including rattlesnakes), rodents and small mammals, tarantulas, scorpions, centipedes, spiders, small birds, eggs, nestlings, and fruits and seeds like prickly pear cactus and sumac.

Hawk Blinking His Eyes

The Eyelids – birds have 3 eyelids; one upper and one lower eyelid, of which the lower is more movable, and a nictitating membrane. This nictitating membrane is between the other two eyelids and the cornea and has its own lubricating duct equivalent to our tear duct. It is used in cleaning and protecting the eye.

Tufted Titmouse In An Acorn Tree

Tufted Titmouse forage actively on branches, sometimes on the ground, mainly eating insects, especially caterpillars, but also seeds, nuts and berries.