Least Bell's Vireo (Vireo bellii pusillus), listed as endangered with its habitat threatened, Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve, California, July 2, 2015. Native plants are great, as they have evolved over thousands of years, and attract insects that fuel birds and others, however, many non-invasive non-native plants, including the Eucalyptus tree which the owls, hummingbirds, phoebes, and many others cherish, also provide habitat that many species of birds and others thrive and rely on, and are clearly beneficial to habitat overall.

Least Bell's Vireo (Endangered) at SBWR Haskel Creek, July 2, 2015.

Resplendent Quetzal, Costa Rica, 4-27-2015.

Great Horned Owl mother carrying food to her young.

Mother owl bringing in a rabbit, 6-May-2014

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.

jim hanlon

..in Wildness, to a degree within reason, is the preservation of the World. Thoreau/Hanlon.