Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
These mallards were resting at West Chester Lagoon. The nature trail area has thawed out a lot, so they have ample open water. I don't think these guys and gals migrated in. I think they are winter survivors.
So, they take the peacefulness and add some color to what seems to be a dreary place.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
There was a young mature bald eagle gliding above me. It would go one way, turn around and glide by again. It did it about four times. These we the best shots I could get because it did keep its distance.
You can tell its mature by its white head, but a young mature by its patchy white tail and spots of light feathers in its wings.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
The definitions of key terms are called out on page for quick reference. The photography is excellent and the drawings are just plain beautiful. The information is geared towards birders of all types, not research biologist.
The study of birds and color goes on and on, but Bird Coloration helps answer the question "Why?". Why is a cardinal red and a bluebird blue? And many more like that.
I recommend National Geographic Bird Coloration as must for your reference library.
Nation Geographic Bird Coloration
National Geographic Books
March 16, 2010
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher to review. I was not persuaded to say or do anything except for writing an honest review.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
The snow builds up quietly as each flake falls,
the day slips away, then the raven calls.
I watch them go, in two's and three's
as they fly to roost in far off trees.
Ravens scorn the winter, they play and sing;
the snow melts quietly and then it's spring.
James R. Scott
Saturday, March 6, 2010
The traffic was the heaviest I've ever seen it on Cordova Street tonight and there wasn't one car on it. The Fur Rondy Sprints at Sundown was going on and it was the most exciting racing I've seen in a while. Some of the mushers dressed up and some just came for the fun.
Here's the bride and her bridesmaids and ushers. There was passing in both directions right in front of us.
Jeff Barnhart was throwing candy to the crowd. Bribery didn't work.