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Current location: Tucson, AZ
Member since: Mon May 19, 2014, 11:19 PM
Number of posts: 163

About Me

Field biology, endangered species conservation, photographer/videographer and definite tree-hugger ...

Journal Archives

F*&K Trump, I want a world without walls

Martini Ranch:

Trump has 10.5 million followers on tweeter

but only 91 likes... Can this be true?



Screech-Owl Antics

Western Screech-Owls have been visiting my yard in Tucson during the recent heat-wave. They love the waterhole and have been using it to drink and take baths:

How many times

has an “AR-15-type assault rifle” in the hands of a "good guy" civilian stopped a mass-shooting? My guess: Zero.

My Backyard Wildlife...

makes me feel better:

Wildfire Burn Area - Birds-eye View

Last week there was a human-caused wildfire near Elgin, Arizona. Yesterday I was able to capture some aerial video of the burn site as well as areas where the aerial crew laid down fire retardant:

Snake Ignores Birds and Bunnies

I was surprised to see this 5' + coachwhip snake ignore all the birds and bunnies at her side. There's a lesson here somewhere:

Bill Williams River, a birders paradise

If you ever have the chance to visit the Bill Williams River National Wildlife Refuge near Lake Havasu Arizona I highly recommend it as it is a birders paradise. Because of its location between the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts and proximity to the Colorado River the bird life, both resident and migratory is outstanding.

While not the best audio (May need to turn it up), you can hear a diversity of avi-fauna that I recorded separately, but simultaneous to the aerial flight:

Bonus points for anyone who can ID all the birds by call in the audio!

I recorded the aerial scenes keeping other field biologists in mind who have worked the area and can identify survey plot locations by the unique aerial perspective. There are a series of trail systems in the dense vegetation that are difficult to navigate to and through in order to get to a survey plot:

More Round-tailed Ground Squirrel Antics

From today:

Here's the first video:

Hummingbird Nestling

This morning I went back to check on a hummingbird nest I came upon last week. Turns out there is one nestling. I could have spent all day there watching nature's rhythms, but had to go after an hour. Here's what my video camera caught:

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