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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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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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  • Cymer, Inc.
    Sr. Scientist, 2012 - present
  • Zoological Society of San Diego
    Independent consultant, 2010 - 2010
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A very modern application of falconry: roofvogels tegen drones!
Attack eagles are training to become part of the Dutch National Police anti-drone arsenal
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Welcome, Bowie, the Little Blue Penguin. † R.I.P. David Bowie, the artist.
A baby penguin was ready to hatch and an aardvark was ready to give birth.
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Medical image analysis is for the birds? I'm skeptical, but as a survivor of a medical emergency (which was initially met with dreadfully sub-optimal clinical response), I write that we can afford to be pecky in medicine! 
No, pigeons aren't going to take over the doctor's office, but their knack for distinguishing malignant from benign tissue is useful in other ways.
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Bird-man of Chennai!  And he is reportedly selling a collection of vintage cameras so that he can purchase the feeding grounds: http://goo.gl/LW3ih2 (via Ⓡ)
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Stiekem wil iedereen wel 4000 kibbelende groene vleugelvrindjes hebben
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Geweldig ,wat een dierenvriend hé
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Geweldig! 
During a Topvogel falconry show in the village of Diessen, Netherlands, falconer Sjors Van de Wiel demonstrated how a majestic Harris' hawk with a large wingspan is able to tuck its wings in order ...
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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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Sokoliarstvo in Slovakia! Is there an age limit for enrollment? http://www.falcedu.com/ 
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I saw it for export, Deutsch Well moat often in German, probably voice over and livery decal rebranding.
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Did the cat, as part of being overtaken by maternal instinct and relinquishing predatory instinct, also rinse with mouthwash? #BirdSnark Script-writers should know that scientists would know about pasteurellosis.  Or maybe that bit is explained in another scene of the film. (seen here: http://flab.be/1LxX5qE)
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Birds and the '90s: vocalization of the American Woodcock and the music of a post-grunge band of a similar range, in geography and pitch ;)  View also, especially if you're not a Collective Soul fan: https://youtu.be/4Owj52XhoxI
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Credit goes to Spazz's Pony Tumblr: http://spazz.derpyhooves.com/post/91320324689/x

And while you're at it, for other musical talent on Tumblr, check out, if you have not already, these clips:

http://chaoscontrolled123.tumblr.com/post/76305632587/luke-and-i-were-looking-at-hieronymus-boschs

http://wellmanicuredman.tumblr.com/post/76381088917
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On the topic of 小鳥, this happened in Shandong Province, China 
(see also: http://shanghaiist.com/2015/08/26/chickies-truck.php)
Updated video: https://youtu.be/bnqURJcdeq0
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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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