Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for April, 2009

tags: Roseate Spoonbill, Platalea (Ajaia) ajaj, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery birds] Roseate Spoonbill, Ajaia ajaj, photographed at Tom Bass Park, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 20 March 2009 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with tsn-pz camera eyepiece 1/1000s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400. Please…

Seattle Busker, Phinneas Phogg

tags: Phinneas Phogg, Seattle, Pike Place Market, parrots, pets, entertainment, streaming video This interesting video is an interview with Chris and Phineas Phogg, who entertain crowds at the Pike Place Market in my other home, Seattle. In this video, Chris talks about about their lives as Buskers. This video reminds me of my own beloved…

Carnivalia

The latest blog carnivals that have been published recently for you to read; Book Review Carnival, 26 April edition. This blog carnival focuses on book reviews, as its name suggests. It’s amazing to see the number and variety of book reviews out there! Everything Worth Reading, 26 April 2009. This blog carnival is a blog-writer’s…

tags: NYC, Upper East Side, Manhattan, flowers, nature, image of the day

tags: Save Our Boreal Birds, online petition, birds, conservation, environment Palm Warbler, Dendroica palmarum. Image: Jeff Nadler [larger view]. Save the summer homes of Palm Warblers and other North American bird species that breed in Canada’s Boreal forests!

Birds in the News 169

tags: Birds in the News, BirdNews, ornithology, birds, avian, newsletter Barn Owls, Tyto alba, have been used as natural agricultural pest controllers around the world. Image: Amir Ezer.

tags: leucistic Red-Winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] leucistic Red-Winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus, photographed in Arizona. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow] Image: Richard Ditch, 18 January 2009 [larger view]. Date Time Original: 2009:01:18 08:46:49 Exposure Time: 1/750 F-Number: 8.00 ISO: 320 Please name at least one…

tags: The Beagle Project, science, fund-raising, humor, streaming video This strange and amusing streaming video features a self-described “fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation” whom I know in real life, has an important purpose: Let’s help build the HMS Beagle and follow Darwin’s journey of discovery! [1:06]

Image: wemidji (Jacques Marcoux). Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est (And thus knowledge itself is power) – Sir Francis Bacon. Scientia Pro Publica (Science for the People) blog carnival is seeking your recently published blog entries (within the previous 60 days) about science, nature and medicine for inclusion in its upcoming edition on Monday, 4…

tags: Blue House Sparrow, Passer domesticus, birds, blue feather color, plumage color, refraction Blue House Sparrow, Passer domesticus, photographed in Sydney, Australia. I contemplated giving this bird to you as the daily Mystery Bird, but decided that you’d all probably riot, so instead, I am going to identify this bird so we can discuss it.…