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Tag: animals

  • Bird Head Tracking

    Our favorite chicken giver, Destin, has another video on birds’ head-tracking abilities. Can you say “mutually orthogonal”?

  • Level-Headed Chicken

    Now that I’m on vacation, I have time to write thoughtful posts. The time, mind you, not the inclination. You get this instead. Enjoy! Hat tip: Procrastineering.

  • Losing Nemo

    We haven’t seen her since last Thursday and although we still hope she’ll come home, we know the chances of that are fairly slim. Nemo has been a good member of the family for the past five years or so. She would run to meet us as we drove into the driveway. She loved to…

  • Farewell to Maple the Bullfrog Tadpole

    Farewell to Maple the Bullfrog Tadpole

    Tonight is a sad night. We just released “Maple” the bullfrog tadpole into the beaver pond behind our house. Jamison caught Maple on Saturday and became quite attached over the past couple of days. Unfortunately, the small aquarium we have is too small for Maple without risking his health. Maple had already developed his hind…

  • An Engineer’s Guide to Cats

    As Ashley would say, “Good to know.” Hat tip: Brother Doug.

  • Tough Year for the Swallows

    Swallows have used the archway above our front door for the past few years. A swallow couple shows up, cleans out the nest, makes the edges a little taller, and raises a brood or two during the summer. Here are a few earlier posts on our swallow friends. Swallows in the House Swallows Move In…

  • Back to Work; Sabbatical is Over

    Back to Work; Sabbatical is Over

    Having cast off for sabbatical eight weeks ago, today was time to plug back into the docking station. Alpha mail. Thankfully, only 500 e-mails were waiting in my inbox and most could be discarded without reading more than the subject line. After accepting a few meeting requests and placing a few phone calls to ensure…

  • Swallows in the House

    This is our third year having swallows above our entryway — and our third year having a swallow come in the open front door. (Search for “swallow” to find my other posts.) Once inside, a swallow seems to get confused and has a hard time finding the exit. Rather than chase it though the house,…

  • Swallows Move In

    The swallows have returned and are reclaiming their home. I wonder if they’ll have two clutches again this year. It’s time to pressure wash the front porch and put the mat underneath the nest.