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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Ravens Complain on the Power Pole

Common ravens Corvus corax have become more common in Southern California.

One very hot afternoon we heard incessant throaty calling outside the window.
These three were sitting on the power pole across the street.
106 degrees Fahrenheit
41 degrees Celsius

Check out the "Hot Dog" in the video.... 
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Visit Homes High Above Palm Springs (woodpecker nests)
Walking the L.A. River - Glendale Narrows (black-necked stilt, American wigeon)
Band-tailed Pigeons Take over FeederWatch

 Experience Mamukala Wetlands at Dusk (magpie geese, pied heron, royal spoonbill, great egret, whistling kite, plumed whistling duck, bush hen) 

Friday, August 12, 2016

Listen to Dinosaurs in Australia!

Dinosaurs calling in Kakadu?
Well, maybe! Listen in! HD 
The sounds are the calls of the Sulphur-crested cockatoo (Cacatua galerita) defending their territory - slowed down 150%!

Take a look at  the Earth Minute we posted back on Thursday, July 16, 2015.  Remember: Sulfur-crested Cockatoo on the Defense (Kakadu, Australia)  when a common brush-tailed possum (Trichosurus vulpecula arnhemensis) disturbed the birds?
Also Take a Wildlife Cruise on the Yellow Water, Kakadu (birds and saltwater crocodiles)

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Where there's smoke, there's Fire - Central Oregon 2014

Central Oregon, 2014.
August... Fire Season.
Normally clear skies were hazy with smoke as we were between two big fires along Highway 26.
The towns of John Day and Prairie City were enveloped with clouds of smoke.
Ring of smoke puffs out as the mountain fire starts in the distance.

This is smoke from over 50 miles away peering over the mountains.

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