Archive for: March, 2008

A Real Kansas Treat

Mar 31 2008 Published by under Humor, Manhattan, Kansas, USA

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The World's Largest Ball of Twine in Cawker City, Kansas.
Image: GrrlScientist, 2008. [larger size].

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AMNH Subway Art #86

Mar 31 2008 Published by under My Pictures, NYC life, NYC Through My Eye

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I think this might be a Common Black Hawk, Buteogallus anthracinus,
(although it lacks the broad white terminal tail band)
as portrayed in tiles on the walls of the West 77th street entrance to the NYC subway stop (A-B-C)
at 81st and Central Park West. (ISO, no zoom, no flash).
Image: GrrlScientist 2008. [wallpaper size].

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Western Kingbird

Mar 31 2008 Published by under Image of the Day, Ornithology

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A long-time reader, Jerry, sent some images for me to feature as the "image of the day". This is the first image in a series of five.


Western kingbird, Tyrannus verticalis.
Image: Jerry Kram. [larger size].

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Birds in the News 124

Mar 31 2008 Published by under Birds in the News

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Female Ocellated Turkey, Meleagris ocellata,
in the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve in the Southern Yucatan
in the state of Campeche. They are endemic to the region
and are known locally as both Pavo Ocelado or Guajalote Ocelato.
Image: Kevin Sharp. [larger size].

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The Streetwalking Lawyers of Seattle

Mar 31 2008 Published by under Humor, Satire, Streaming videos

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"The Streetwalking Lawyers of Aurora Avenue" is a great idea that I should emulate to get a job .. maybe I can hang around in the garment district with a set of pipettemen and offer to clone rich people so they can get transplants of their own organs from their clones? [1:26]

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AMNH Subway Art #85

Mar 30 2008 Published by under My Pictures, NYC life, NYC Through My Eye

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A Zebra Swallowtail, Eurytides marcellus,
as portrayed in tiles on the walls of the West 77th street entrance to the NYC subway stop (A-B-C)
at 81st and Central Park West. (ISO, no zoom, no flash).
Image: GrrlScientist 2008. [wallpaper size].

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Crane Sunset

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Dave, Elizabeth and I were in Nebraska yesterday, watching migrating Sandhill cranes, Grus canadensis, over the Platte River in the evening. This is one of the images that Dave took of the sunset that we saw while we were there. (I also have a bunch of images of the Platte River and its Sandhill cranes to share with you).


Migrating Sandhill cranes, Grus canadensis,
over the Platte River, Nebraska.
Image: Dave Rintoul, KSU. [wallpaper size].

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The Birdbooker Report 7: Notes on Bird (and Natural History) Books

Mar 30 2008 Published by under The Birdbooker Report

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"One cannot have too many good bird books"
--Ralph Hoffmann, Birds of the Pacific States (1927).

Here's this week's issue of the Birdbooker Report by Ian Paulsen, which lists bird and natural history books that are (or will soon be) available for purchase.

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Does This Mean That I am Fat???

Mar 30 2008 Published by under Your Inner Child

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I am sure that many of you wonder this very thing during those early mornings just before the sun rises.

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AMNH Subway Art #84

Mar 29 2008 Published by under My Pictures, NYC life, NYC Through My Eye

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I think this is a caecelian with eggs
as portrayed in tiles on the walls of the NYC uptown-bound subway stop (A-B-C)
at 81st and Central Park West. (ISO, no zoom, no flash).
Image: GrrlScientist 2008. [wallpaper size].

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