Sutherland Falls

Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) by jrothdog on Flickr.

Scarlet Macaw
Ara macao

Via Flickr:
Only 2 Scarlet Macaw’s showed up at the clay lick along with the 30+ Red and Green Macaws.

The Andean Mountain Cat

Scientific name: Leopardus jacobita (L. jacobita)

It is thought that fewer than 2500 of these cats still exist in the wild, classifying them as “Endangered”.  The Andean Mountain Cat is found in the Andes mountains (as one can probably gather from the name) in South America, and is one of only 2 dozen small wild cat species in the world.  Adults usually only grow to be about 12lbs and attain a length of 25 inches with a 48 inch tail!



Photograph by Dario Endara.
Taken in Croatia.


Photograph by Dario Endara.

Taken in Croatia.

"In the lazy water meadow I lay me down.
All around me golden sun flakes settle on the ground.
Basking in the sunshine of a bygone afternoon
Bringing sounds of yesterday into this city room."
— "Grantchester Meadows" by Pink Floyd, on their album Ummagumma, 1969.

Parakeet by iamrawat on Flickr.

An excellent shot of some Parakeets. Budgies are often kept as pets, and are native to Australia, predominately in the drier parts of the outback.

Via Flickr:
Parakeets, Budgeriers, Keets, or Budgies, breed best in groups, but are usually fine breeding in pairs. Hearing other parakeets encourages a pair to breed, which is why breeding in groups is more successful. However, many breeders choose to breed in pairs because that way they know which parents produced any given offspring.

The Eurasian Eagle Owl

Scientific name: Bubo bubo (B. Bubo)

This species of owl can be found from Spain to the Pacific coast of China.  A truly magnificent bird.


Snapshot by on Flickr.

Excellent shot!

White Bengal Tiger by iamrawat on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
The white tiger is a recessive mutant of the Bengal tiger, which was reported in the wild from time to time in Assam, Bengal, Bihar and especially from the former State of Rewa