House Finch At Sunrise — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. House Finches are birds that I see everywhere and that I never think about photographing. Of the species of birds that inhabit the Tucson area they may be the most populous. They are ubiquitous, showing up at […]

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For These Vampires, A Shared Blood Meal Lets ‘Friendship’ Take Flight — News : NPR

Common vampire bats might drink the blood of their prey, but it turns out that these fearsome beasts can be warm and fuzzy when it comes to their fellow bats. (Image credit: B.G. Thomson/Science Source)

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Swimming through air — nature has no boss

An interesting new study by V. B. Baliga1, I. Szabo2, D. L. Altshuler entitled Range of motion in the avian wing is strongly associated with flight behavior and body mass suggested that rather than the shape of a birds wing per se it is the range of motion in the elbow and wrist joints that […]

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Audubon’s New Climate Report and What it Means for Birds in the Arid West — Coyote Gulch

From Audubon’s Western Water Initiative (Karyn Stockdale): Audubon just released a new scientific report, Survival by Degrees, showing that 64 percent (389 out of 604) of North American bird species are at risk of extinction from climate change. The good news is our science also shows that if we take action now we can help […]

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One last look — nature has no boss

This year Chippy was a constant companion around the yard. Darting back and forth and to and fro collecting morsels to munch on and them finding the perfect perch to munch them on. We don’t see much of this guy as the temperatures cool and the flakes begin to fly so one last look was […]

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