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finch wench
Works at Cymer, Inc.
Attends University of California, San Diego
Lives in San Diego, CA
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A 4th of July hike to Kwaay Paay and Mission Trails environs . . . can anyone identify those little mollusk-like guys spotted in the shallow water near the Mission Dam?
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On the psittacine death metal music scene . . .
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Grackles crackle with controversy, and statistics matter when it comes to size.

"But I was also surprised that there was so much variation, particularly in males.”  That's what she said.  Really, that's what the corresponding author said.  
Grackle research led to an unexpected finding: the common way of measuring an animal's skull—and its brain—across species can be far from accurate.
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On the conceit of conservationists . . . 
Today, a lady with a bird in her backyard upends our whole sense of what we may have to give up to keep a wild creature wild.
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I sometimes get the feeling that SNL is writing especially for me . . . and anyone else who ♥s birds and Nespresso®.
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Ik zag de vogels (en eieren en veren) in Maastricht!
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On the topic of flag-waving, I recently learned that the Assyrian flag depicts a "feather-robed archer" representing Aššur, the pre-Christian (Mesopotamian) god.
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Activity mapping of Psitticine brains suggests a song system embedded within a song system, a network nesting which was not identified in other avian vocal learners (i.e. Passeriformes and Apodiformes).  
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Former president  Viktor Yanukovych was also one of Ukraine's #UnlikelyAviculturists  I remember reading about the Ostrich racing: http://photo.unian.net/eng/themes/19051/
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My own brother (who inherited all of the early bird genes that the parentals had to offer) was one of those who called this one in . . .
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R.I.P. Mozgovoy † who shall go down as one of the #UnlikelyAviculturists of Luhansk People's Republic . . .
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Op ze zondag, ik reed de fiets naar Falconcrest Roofvogel Park in Noord-Eindhoven!  http://www.falconcrest.eu/
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avian materials scientist and cosmo-quail enthusiast
Introduction
I ♥ birds.  

I am a birder (mostly an urban one, these days), an aviculturist, and an avian scientist of some sort, but not quite an ornithologist.

I have spent days and nights reading and writing about quails in the cosmos as if it were my job; I am still in recovery.

Of interest to bird-lovers in San Diego, I manage +Avian San Diegan, a page dedicated to birdwatching, aviculture, ornithology, and avian science news/events in San Diego County.

Your comments will probably not be answered in the order in which they were received.  In most cases, it's not you; it's me. 

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  • Cymer, Inc.
    Sr. Scientist, 2012 - present
  • Zoological Society of San Diego
    Independent consultant, 2010 - 2010
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Aerial shaking performance of wet Anna's hummingbirds
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Aerial shaking performance of wet Anna's hummingbirds. Victor Manuel Ortega-Jimenez1,* and; Robert Dudley1,2. 1Department of Integrative

Structure and optical function of amorphous photonic nanostructures from...
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Abstract Non-iridescent structural colours of feathers are a diverse and an important part of the phenotype of many birds. These colours are

Ladies and gentes: Maternally inherited DNA and ancient honeyguide host ...
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