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Africa Gómez
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Wildlife garden meadow unfurling
The meadow in the wildlife garden is growing fast, speckled with buttercups and with the wide geranium and cranesbills carpeting it. Today it was warmer than previous days, with sunny spells. In the morning, I checked for insects and spiders. Female wolf sp...
The meadow in the wildlife garden is growing fast, speckled with buttercups and with the wide geranium and cranesbills carpeting it. Today it was warmer than previous days, with sunny spells. In the morning, I checked for insects and spiders. Female wolf spiders, at least two species, ...
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The starlings jump
Today there was a clamour of 'charr!' calls from adults and fledgling starlings in my street. Several families of starlings accompanied from their noisy offspring fed on the verges. The young ones watched their parents and appear to move in slow motion comp...
Today there was a clamour of 'charr!' calls from adults and fledgling starlings in my street. Several families of starlings accompanied from their noisy offspring fed on the verges. The young ones watched their parents and appear to move in slow motion compared to their frantic parents foraging ...
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A cold May morning at Kiplingcotes nature reserve
An early Sundaymorning trip to Kiplingotes with Robert and James mainly in search of invertebrates. As we arrived three hares fed in the field opposite the car park. Willow Warblers and Yellowhammers were singing and Linnets passed overhead several times. T...
An early Sundaymorning trip to Kiplingotes with Robert and James mainly in search of invertebrates. As we arrived three hares fed in the field opposite the car park. Willow Warblers and Yellowhammers were singing and Linnets ...
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Carrion Crow cawing display
I haven't blogged on Carrion Crows this year at The Rattling Crow, and that needs to be amended. So today, I bring you a sequence from this morning, when I documented a Cawing Display. This is a series of movements carried on when cawing from a prominent pe...
I haven't blogged on Carrion Crows this year at The Rattling Crow, and that needs to be amended. So today, I bring you a sequence from this morning, when I documented a Cawing Display. This is a series of movements carried on when cawing from a prominent perch, often by territory holders.
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A walk in the woods
The morning was overcast, but mild and not windy. I headed up to North Cliffe woods, which looked beautiful with carpets of Bluebells and drifts of Greater Stitchwort. Bugle was in bloom too. A Garden Warbler sung well hidden in a tall oak and I only got fl...
The morning was overcast, but mild and not windy. I headed up to North Cliffe woods, which looked beautiful with carpets of Bluebells and drifts of Greater Stitchwort. Bugle was in bloom too. A Garden Warbler sung well hidden...
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Mallard male-male forced copulation
Mallards are notorious for their unorthodox sexual practices, which include same sex mating and necrophilia (of Ignobel Prize fame, see reference below). This morning, in the apparent absence of a female, four drakes mallards took it on an unfortunate one. ...
Mallards are notorious for their unorthodox sexual practices, which include same sex mating and necrophilia (of Ignobel Prize fame, see reference below). This morning, in the apparent absence of a female, four drakes mallards took it on an unfortunate one. I have previously watched apparently ...
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Lecturer in Evolutionary Biology
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  • University of Hull
    2000 - present
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Blackbird, @aBugBlog
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An evolutionary biologist and passionate naturalist
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I am a biologist interested in Evolution, Behaviour and Ecology based in Hull (U.K.). I like to use photography to document animal behaviour. I have been hooked on Natural History since I was a kid.
 My research is focus on invertebrates, especially those dispersing passively, and have included rotifers, Artemia and tadpole shrimp (Triops).
 I also have an obsessive interest of all topics related to human evolution and apes and I am a birdwatcher.
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  • Universitat de València
    PhD Biology