The Black-tailed godwit is a large, long-legged, long-billed shorebird that measures 17 inches from bill to tail with a wingspan of 32 inches. This one appears to be having an existential crisis.
A macro view of the water-resistant feathers on a Loon, also known as Divers in other parts of the world. WIth blood red eyes and a beak sharp enough to pierce the heart of an attacker, Loons are beautiful aquatic creatures.
This week on The Biofriendly Podcast we welcomed Paul Buttner from the California Rice Commission to talk about how they’ve transformed the rice fields of the Sacramento Valley into a safe haven for millions of waterbirds, ducks and geese. Paul talks about his environmental journey from air pollution to wildlife conservation, and did the California Raisins steal all of rice’s thunder?