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Owl in the Hole

Twilight. We were in Bentsen State Park, looking for Elf Owls (Micrathene whitneyi). These are our smallest owls, 1.4oz (compare with House Sparrow, .98oz, and Great Horned Owl, 3.1lb). 262 more words


Rio Grande Valley

A Tricolor Heron (Egretta tricolor) prowling the Laguna Madre off Padre Island.

I’ve returned from more than a week in south Texas and I have many pictures to sort though. 22 more words


What happens when your friend ropes you into doing an obstacle race? (Kristen's story)

As I mentioned in my previous blog post, last night I got the opportunity to interview another “tough mother” about her experiences with obstacle course racing (OCR). 1,374 more words

Obstacle Course Racing


Do you know how many times I’ve kept my eye out for this semi-wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) in Battery Park over the years? She has bee there for some time now — their mini-farm is even roughly turkey-shaped — but this is the first I’ve ever run across her. 34 more words


Fieldnotes: 13th April 2014 - While the cat's away...

So Mrs BWM and Scarlett are off in the west of Ireland for a long weekend, visiting a friend.  I’m left here alone in Bedfordshire.  Am I despondent?   804 more words



A female Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus). An example of one of the most extreme sexual differences found among species in our area.