walkingphotos:

Today’s Walking Photo: Dammit, I’m so disappointed that I didn’t manage to get a better shot of what I believe is a Cooper’s hawk. I really dig these guys and it seems like I see them only occasionally in the neighborhood; red-tailed hawks are the raptors I see the most. Anyway, I’ve got a new lens that I’m still getting used to, so I’m hopeful I’ll get better results the next time I see one of these beauties.

walkingphotos:

Today’s Walking Photo: Dammit, I’m so disappointed that I didn’t manage to get a better shot of what I believe is a Cooper’s hawk. I really dig these guys and it seems like I see them only occasionally in the neighborhood; red-tailed hawks are the raptors I see the most. Anyway, I’ve got a new lens that I’m still getting used to, so I’m hopeful I’ll get better results the next time I see one of these beauties.

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theurbanfoxwatcher:

Been a long time since I was last at the cemetery, so I went down there for a few hours this afternoon. 

I think I forgot to mention last time that there’s a third cub, a very tiny little runt! Hard to believe they’re brother and sister given how much smaller he is! 

fox urban wildlife

thesummerofmoths:

This is a Citrus Flatid Planthopper that I found tangled, but alive in a spiderweb.

I don’t believe I have ever seen one with its wings spread.

With the wings open and the light shining through the forewing like that; I think it looks like starry night. 

What a beautiful little creature.

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barcroftmedia:

Rose-ringed parakeets pictured on their way to roost in an urban cemetery in London, England.©Sam Hobson/Barcroft Media#POTD  #photography  #urban  #wildlife  #birds

barcroftmedia:

Rose-ringed parakeets pictured on their way to roost in an urban cemetery in London, England.

©Sam Hobson/Barcroft Media

#POTD  #photography  #urban  #wildlife  #birds

wow urban wildlife

pretty-like-a-whip asked:

Here's one that may stump you. Why are jumping spiders so adorable???! Every time I see one, my heart just melts. Kinda like the feeling you get when you see a baby kitten. I wish I could keep one as a pet, but I don't think lil spiders like being petted very much :3

Into the Urban Wilds Answer:

spiderask:

That’s an excellent question!

While I find jumping spiders 100% more adorable than kittens, I also experience the sensation of melting heart. As to why they’re so cute- it has been speculated by no one that a wizard did it, enchanting Salticids so that only a select number of people could see how tooth-rottingly cute they are. Another theory I made up just now is that it’s a survival mechanism- many predators can’t bring themselves to eat something so charming.*

*The above statements have not been evaluated by anyone of any scientific repute and should not be taken seriously. …Except the part about the wizard. That’s totes true.