Sunday, August 30, 2009

Photon meets the Atlantic Ocean

Originally uploaded by Laura Erickson
I'd never let Photon run on a beach like this if there were shorebirds about. The next day in the same spot there were Semipalmated Plovers, but by then her 11-year-old muscles were pretty tired so she didn't mind the leash. I posted a whole set of her on flickr:

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A wee bit of hyperbole

Well, calling it a "wee bit" of hyperbole is committing the opposite sin, but check it out.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Check out the Cornell Blog of Ornithology!

Caren Cooper from the Lab of Ornithology attended the AOU meeting and wrote about the presentations regarding bird collisions. Windows are an enormous problem--they kill about a BILLION birds every year in the United States! Read about the meeting sessions here.

What fun! Paw Talk!

Tufted Titmouse
Originally uploaded by Laura Erickson
I was interviewed for an article in the website Paw Talk this weekend, and it's up today. I love when pet owners are introduced to wild birds. Although wild birds cannot legally be kept as pets,and although birds don't have "paws," people pre-disposed to love animals (like me with my cat and my dog) are very welcome in the birding community. You can read the interview here.

Friday, August 7, 2009


Rooks are as smart as Archimedes--they, too, understand displacement.