Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for November, 2009

tags: Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Calyptorhynchus banksii, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, Calyptorhynchus banksii, also known as Bank’s Black Cockatoo, photographed at Walgett, New South Wales, Australia. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Steve Duncan, 18 August 2009 [larger view]. Nikon D200 w/ Nikkor 300mm…

tags: White-tailed Hawk, Buteo albicaudatus, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] White-tailed Hawk, Buteo albicaudatus, photographed at the Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 22 November 2009 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/750s…

Hallo Auch aus Frankfurt am Main

A morning view of downtown Frankfurt am Main from the window of the building where I live in Frankfurt. You can also see a large passenger plane flying over the city. It is likely following the same flight path that my plane was on when I arrived on 20 November 2009. Image: GrrlScientist, 25 November…

tags: Western Gull, Larus occidentalis, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Western Gull, Larus occidentalis, photographed at Pt. Reyes, California. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 21 December 2007 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/1000s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400. Please…

tags: birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery birds] photographed at Bolivar East Beach, Galveston County, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 17 October 2007 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/800s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400. Please name at least one field…

tags: Least Tern, Sterna antillarum, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Least Tern, Sterna antillarum, photographed at Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary, Houston, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Joseph Kennedy, 24 July 2009 [larger view]. Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/750s f/8.0 at…

tags: insects, comedy, humor, bentekr, animation, streaming video This video shows honeybees at work, and suddenly discovering a pot of honey on a picnic table. What do they do? This video follows the secret life of these bees.

tags: Swainson’s Blue Mountain Rainbow Lorikeet, Trichoglossus haematodus moluccanus, identify this bird, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery bird] Swainson’s Blue Mountain Rainbow Lorikeet, Trichoglossus haematodus moluccanus, photographed at Yungaburra, Queensland, Australia. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours] Image: Steve Duncan, 26 August 2009 [larger view]. Nikon D200 w/ Nikkor…

Ich Bin in Frankfurt am Main!

I have arrived! And I’ve already done some important things;

tags: Plumed Whistling Ducks, Eyton Tree Ducks, Dendrocygna eytoni, identify these birds, birds, mystery bird, bird ID quiz [Mystery birds] Plumed Whistling Ducks, also known as Eyton Tree Ducks, Dendrocygna eytoni, photographed at Atherton, Queensland, Australia. [I will identify these birds for you in 48 hours] Image: Steve Duncan, 26 August 2009 [larger view]. Nikon…