Category Archives: predation

Oh snap!

Walking along Little Sugar Creek one day, something flashed and caught my eye in the stream.  It was the shiny underbelly of a fish that was probably 8 or 10 inches long.  The weird thing about this fish was that … Continue reading

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Is caudal autotomy right for you?

The title makes it sound like a pharmaceutical ad.  “Ask your doctor about caudal autotomy today.” I should follow it up with a list of possible side effects, too.  But let’s start this way…what is it?  Caudal autotomy (which does … Continue reading

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A bird’s eye view of parenting

Really, it is one.  My mother works in a nice, tall building in uptown Charlotte and discovered (back at the beginning of April) a pair of unknown birds hanging out on the ledge outside the 40th floor.  She has sent … Continue reading

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Eagles are jerks!

Earlier in the week, I took a quick trip out to Lake Mattamuskeet on the coast of NC.  At some level, it’s a weird thing to call “quick”.  From Charlotte, it’s about a 6 hour drive to get there so … Continue reading

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The Avian Mafia

On my walk to work the other day, I saw something unusual.  There, about half a block ahead of me was a woman.  Ok.  A woman isn’t that unusual.  The crazy part is that she was doing what I normally … Continue reading

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Leave me alone, the sequel

How appropriate that I just posted about alarm calls! I just had an exciting encounter on my own back deck.   The weather is so fantastic today that I was sitting outside doing some reading.  As I sat there, I … Continue reading

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Leave me alone

I went out for a run yesterday afternoon.  The combination of the cool weather and the late afternoon sun made it a really pleasant day to be outside and gave me the chance to see a lot more activity than … Continue reading

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