Western Grebes on Elliott Bay

Rafts of Dreaming Birds

I stepped out of a mist and I knew I am. I am what I am. And then I thought, ‘But what have I been before?’ And then I found that I had been in a mist, not knowing to

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Clapper Rail Tagging

Re-Capturing the Clapper Rail

The show Bird Note just posted an audio piece on California Clapper Rails in San Francisco Bay.  Bird Note covers an eclectic array of bird stories, from behavioral questions to ecological issues. The stories are short audio bits with related … Read the rest

Great Horned Owl in Berkeley California

Bird Verse: Eastern Gods

They are eastern gods — they meditate.

(Yes they are.)

“The Owls” by Charles Baudelaire

(translated by Edna St. Vincent Millay)

The owls that roost in the black yew
Along one limb in solemn state,
And with a red eye

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tennis ball (1)

50 Ways to Shoot A Tennis Ball

“The depressing thing about tennis is, no matter how good I get, I’ll never be as good as a wall.” ~ Mitch Hedberg

Rubber + Adhesive + Felt + 12psi = the following photo gallery.

Rain puddles and tennis are … Read the rest

Frog in Mud

An American Bullfrog in Berkeley

I don’t usually ignore visual anomalies. They bring me to interesting things.

On this Berkeley day, something seemed out of place — that nagging oddity in my periphery. I turned and looked closer in the mud. Sure enough, there was … Read the rest