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finch wench
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Ik zag de vogels (en eieren en veren) in Maastricht!
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Mooie foto's,bedankt heb er van genoten.
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Urban birding in Eindhoven, Netherlands.  And please do pardon correct my Dutch!! (e.g. +Marko Bosscher, +Luc Suy . . .)
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Eenvoudig mooi !!!
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Anecdotal evidence of reciprocity in Crows . . .

Hear also: http://www.thebittersweetlife.net/podcast/episode-51-crows/
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Perhaps the birds are telling her about the dangerous pollution they encounter in their lives. We need to wake up ourselves to this growing problem and do something positive about it, no doubt. 
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At least one of those who perished in the Columbia Disaster, Mission Specialist Kalpana Chawla, charged with microgravity experiments, was a bird-watcher:

"The foundation's second objective is to acquire and preserve the natural environment such as the purchase of land used by migratory birds during their stopovers. Kalpana was an avid bird-watcher and very much enjoyed visiting bird sanctuaries along the South Texas coast during Spring and Autumn."

Source: http://www.gillan.com/sts-107-9.html
See also: http://fatbirder.com/news/news/index.php?article=293
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Who is the sociopath sniping for San Diego's naturalised psittacines?  And thanks to +SoCal Parrot! 
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Patio Opossum!  Opossums are marsupials with prehensile tails and bifurcated sex organs and spermatozoa exhibiting something like the flagellated gamete analogue of "Cooper pairing" . . . I did not know.
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And my dog really likes opossums; likes to chase them out of the yard.
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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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A case of aerial mustelid transport by a picid resulting from alleged attempted picidivory by a mustelid 
Unfortunately, the weasel was attacking the bird. Fortunately, the bird escaped.
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This mammal is bigger and a lot heavier than the bird. I'd expect over three times the weight.
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I surmise that getting one's toes stepped on is not a big deal in a society in which the average mass of the individuals is ~11 g.  And I knew that the Bulbul would do that!
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@SimonOstrovsky encountered enthusiasts of the Hula Valley Birding Festival on the Israeli slopes of Mt. Hermon, near the borders of Syria and Lebanon.   #birdsandwar #WhenWorldviewsCollide
In this extra scene, VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky encounters a group of bird-watchers, seemingly unfazed by the conflict occurring nearby.
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A friend of mine recently recovered from a minor chemical burn incurred after an accidental, occupational splattering of formic acid onto her face.  Meanwhile, in Hawai'i . . . 
Invasive ants are harrying Hawaii’s native seabirds and causing horrifying deformities in their young.
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That is not the kind of liberation that chickens of Eastern Ukraine need.  Was this the work of the "Kiev junta," pro-Russian insurgents, or PETA? 

Ukraine is not likely to meet their export quota (http://goo.gl/uVxgfM) if this carries on.  Meanwhile, poultry exports are on the marginal rise in Armenia (http://goo.gl/cE6zqs), and in Stavropol poultry prices are rising poultry farmers are being accused of price gouging (http://www.rg.ru/2014/09/16/ptica.html).  How is that Bush Leg ban working out for you now, President Putin people of Russia? (goo.gl/zQjxOv) #birdsandwar
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  • Cymer, Inc.
    Sr. Scientist, 2012 - present
  • Zoological Society of San Diego
    Independent consultant, 2010 - 2010
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avian materials scientist and cosmo-quail enthusiast
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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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