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Raptor Wednesday

A Merlin (Falco columbarius) at Croton Point. On a recent excursion, the peninsula was largely iced-in on the water side and covered in snow on the land. 40 more words

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Fieldnotes: On Receiving the Critic, Part I

(This post is a continuation of my Fieldnotes series;
observations from the front-lines of curating a Progressive Christian Church)

 

A couple months ago I delivered a sermon… 832 more words

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The Red-Orange and the Black-Purple

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)

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Ruddy, Ruddy

Many ducks sport their breeding plumage over the winter, but the Ruddy Ducks don’t start turning until… about now. This male should have an astonishingly light, electric blue bill and much warmer cinnamon-brown plumage in a month or so. 52 more words

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Management Skills in Research

I have come to learn that management is a big part of conducting this kind of research:

Time management: You’re in a new and awesome place and you want to explore all the time and be outside in the sun and go out at nights, but this must be balanced well with the reason you are in that new and awesome place to begin with. 1,046 more words

Doing Research

Raptor Wednesday

What you don’t see here are the Blue Jays (Cyanocitta cristata) that were buzzing this Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis). I may have inadvertently flushed the hawk from some prey on the ground on the hill below me, since when it first landed it looked like it was stretching a piece of flesh between talon and beak. 52 more words

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