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Free Love? Mating Patterns in Bushtits

The first time I encountered a bushtit, or Psaltriparus minimus, I was holding it in my hand!  It was really cute: a rather round little bird, with a light gray body, darker gray wings, and a brownish-gray crown.  I was … Continue reading

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“If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have to at least consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family Anatidae on our hands.” Douglas Adams

I enrolled in my university’s Field Bird Biology Lab this semester, a lab I’ve been looking forward to since my freshmen year.  We had our first field trip this Sunday to Brazos Bend State Park.  Even though it was raining … Continue reading

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