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Today's spotting: a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher among the trees at City Park in Warwick, RI. Very cute (and energetic) little bird!
https://rhodeislandbirdhunter.wordpress.com/2015/04/25/blue-gray-gnatcatcher/

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One of the trickiest birds I've captured on camera yet, the Blue-gray Gnatcatcher is a first for me... even though they aren't a particularly rare species. But even though they are widespread acros...
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Fact: Chickadees can grow new brain cells as needed to increase their memory capacity – perfect for remembering where they stashed their food! Lean more on my new birding blog here, devoted to birds I've photographed in my home state of Rhode Island, USA https://rhodeislandbirdhunter.wordpress.com/2015/04/20/black-capped-chickadee/
Undoubtedly one of the cutest little birds of both backyard and deep woods, the Black-capped Chickadee is social, inquisitive... and also has a surprisingly good memory. There's not a hike I go on ...
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Fact: Chickadees can grow new brain cells as needed to increase their memory! Learn more in my article below...
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Undoubtedly one of the cutest little birds of both backyard and deep woods, the Black-capped Chickadee is social, inquisitive... and also has a surprisingly good memory. There's not a hike I go on ...
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Fact: Nuthatches will hide food in tree bark by covering it with a piece of loose bark, lichen, moss, or snow! This is a White-breasted Nuthatch I spotted on April 12, 2015 at the McIntosh #Audubon  Refuge in Bristol, RI. Read more about these busy little birds here: https://rhodeislandbirdhunter.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/white-breasted-nuthatch/

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Cassini isn't only good for looking at Saturn and its moons, it can also spot galaxies 29 million light-years away! Most impressive. http://lightsinthedark.com/2015/04/14/cassini-spots-the-sombrero-galaxy-from-saturn/
We're all used to seeing fantastic images of Saturn and its family of moons from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which has spent the last decade in orbit around the ringed world. But every now and then ...
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These adorable little geese fly all the way down from the north pole, and soon they'll be headed back again. Learn about Brant here:
https://rhodeislandbirdhunter.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/brant/
Resembling a mix of a duck and a Canada goose, Brant are long-distance migrators that spend the winter months along New England shores... and now it's nearly time for them to head north. I have a p...
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Osprey photographed over Conimicut Point, Warwick RI on April 15. 
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What if someone snuck their own kid into your house for you to raise along with your own? That's exactly what this bird does to other birds! 
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Found across North America, the Brown-headed Cowbird can often be seen foraging in grassy areas for insects and seeds. It's a blackbird with an interesting way of raising offspring. (That is, it do...
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Enjoy this view of a crater on Mercury – it will be one of the last we see from MESSENGER
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The 72-mile (116-km) -wide crater Adedin is seen at an oblique angle in this mosaic made from images acquired by NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft. The angle highlights the crater's central peak complex ...
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Don't like snakes? That's okay – Red-tailed Hawks love 'em!
Check out the latest post on my #birdphotography  blog for some appetizing images:  https://rhodeislandbirdhunter.wordpress.com/2015/04/12/red-tailed-hawk/
The most widespread hawks in North America are also proud to call Rhode Island home, where they can be found hunting in fields, forests, and even along highways and in backyards. Red-tailed Hawks a...
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I'm a freelance graphic artist and a space blogger, currently writing for Universe Today and Discovery News. Also visit my home site LightsInTheDark.com.
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Attended Tweetups at NASA for the STS-135 Atlantis launch and the Juno launch. Hopefully more in the future!
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On Tuesday, November 8, at 6:28 p.m. EST, an asteroid the size of an aircraft carrier will soar past our planet at a distance closer than th

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He thought different than most people. He definitely thought different than most CEOs and most computer programmers. But he didn't think so

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James Hance, the artist who brought us the adorable Wookie the Chew is back with yet another crushingly adorable Star Wars mash-up. Behold t

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Look up in a clear night sky. How many moons do you see? Chances are, you’re only going to count to one. Admittedly, if you count any higher

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On September 22, an international team of researchers working on the OPERA project at the Gran Sasso research facility released a paper on s

Celebrated Filmmakers Killed in Australian Helicopter Crash
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Two world-renowned filmmakers were killed in a helicopter crash in Australia on Saturday. Mike deGruy, a biologist and conservationist, and

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Remembering Mike deGruy and Andrew Wight, Extraordinary Explorers/Filmma...
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Filmmaker and cinematographer Mike deGruy died with colleague Andrew Wight in a helicopter crash in Australia February 4, 2012, while workin

“Zero G and I feel fine… Man, the view is tremendous!”
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Those were the words enthusiastically said by astronaut John Glenn as he became the first American to orbit the Earth, 50 years ago today. T

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Time-lapse photographer Christian Mülhauser braved sub-zero temperatures and frozen camera equipment to capture this stunning aurora footage