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Wide awake after ten minute cat nap on the smooth concrete surface at river's edge prior to sunrise and then this happened. Rare Orange Bishop (Euplectes franciscanus) comes right toward me. What a friendly sight. Introduced in the 70's from sub-Saharan Africa, Euplectes's habitat contains the grains from the grasses that grow in the streams and waterways that flow through our basin. Let's all work to keep these limited areas wild for  "...in Wildness is the Preservation of the World"  Henry D. Thoreau

Wide awake after ten minute cat nap on the smooth concrete surface at river's edge prior to sunrise and then this happened. Rare Orange Bishop (Euplectes franciscanus) comes right toward me. What a friendly sight. Introduced in the 70's from sub-Saharan Africa, Euplectes's habitat contains the grains from the grasses that grow in the streams and waterways that flow through our basin. Let's all work to keep these limited areas wild for "...in Wildness is the Preservation of the World" Henry D. Thoreau

Orange Bishop (Euplectes franciscanus) defending his perch against protective Allen's Hummingbird female.

Orange Bishop (Euplectes franciscanus) defending his perch against protective Allen's Hummingbird female.

Orange bishop

Orange Bishop (Euplectes franciscanus) defending his perch against protective Allen's Hummingbird female. L.A. River at sunset, 8-11-12.

James Hanlon

    Recording the natural history of wildlife is my primary focus. Photographing wildlife in its most natural state requires getting to know the animals in a manner where you become a friend and ally, as well as a protector and non-threatening observer.

    Enjoy the photos and please remember to support and protect habitat wherever you can. For it's the trees, shrubs, waterways, oceans and open areas that provide the necessary habitat that sustains mankind and the wonderful wildlife around us.

    sincerely,

    jim hanlon

    "...in Wildness is the preservation of the World" Henry D. Thoreau