Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sunday Miscellany: Pale Male, Great Egret Pond, Sandhill Cranes, and a Few Flaps

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It's wet out here, but at least cooler. Pale Male attempts a Great Horned Owl impersonation.

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Great Egret Pond

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Note the female, bottom right.

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He eyeballs me. I get the message and don't get out of the car.

The Langer Sandhill Cranes forage at dusk.
Female left. Male right.

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Girl does a few energetic test flaps of her wings. The pin feathers for her primaries are just coming into view.

And the first fledge is off the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia!

And lest anyone forgets-- Scientists use scientific discourse. And scientific discourse is civil impersonal intellectual discussion of findings in search of facts. Scientific discourse is never petty and remains within the bounds of science and on topic.

Donegal Browne

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