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Dead Stuff In My Office

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FYI: No podcast this week. I got called away to work in Missouri for the week and well, we just don’t like Skyping in for the Podcast. We’ll be back next week.

Also, kinda gross photos ahead.

I have a weird lifestyle. I don’t often know where I’m going to be from day to day. [...]

Random Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture

One of the hundreds of turkey vultures I see on my current bird survey project. Digiscoped using my iPhone 4s and Swarovski spotting scope.


Birdchick Podcast #43 Vulture Fail

Sorry about all the cockatiel noises in this one. Kabuki was very put out about our absence over the weekend.


Remember how the Germans were gonna use turkey vultures to seek out missing dead bodies…it’s not working out so well. Insert Sad Trombone.

Broken pipeline on the Yellowstone River pumping thousands of gallons of [...]

Birdchick Podcast #36 Marajuana, Vulture Detectvies, Marriage Test, Spoon-billed Sandpipers

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We’re starting a contest in the podcast. The first person to correctly identify the bird call in the middle of the podcast and wing a copy of Crimson Wing in Blue Ray and DVD.

German police employe vultures to search for dead bodies.

A “birder” is arrested on suspicion of carrying marajuana…but is really [...]

Bee Deals & Roosting Vultures #birding

immature turkey vulture

October is going to be insane schedule wise. There’s bee stuff to tend to, migration to watch, park service shifts, waterfowl surveys, deadlines, speaking engagements, family visits–aarg! I was coming to this realization yesterday and last night over dinner, made a deal with Non Birding Bill: I’ll do laundry on [...]

Summit Nature Park Panama

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I was beginning to think the annual cold that hits me in February might miss me this year, but it arrived unannounced yesterday morning. Gr. As I have been drinking gallons of various instant Thai soups and toddies to rid my nasal cavaties of this beast before Saturday’s Birds and Beers, I wondered what might [...]