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Natural Happenings, Summer 2018, #2

“Beauty Happens”. That is a line from a great book on sexual selection, entitled “The Evolution Of Beauty”, by Richard O. Prum, Professor of Ornithology at Yale University. If you love studying Evolution, you’ll love this book.

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The Rufous Hummingbird – a few angles

The Rufous hummers have arrived in force, now on their way south. They join the regulars – the Black-chinned hummers. Also around is an occasional Broad-tailed hummer. The Broad-tails arrived early in the season, and then mostly went to upper … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Nature, Embudo, NM, 7-8-15

The Rufous hummingbirds arrive at our place in early July, already on the southern leg of their yearly migration. Alongside the Black-chinned hummingbirds (that have been with us since April), they often stay for the remainder of the summer. We … Continue reading

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A Big Day for the Birds, Embudo, NM

A Big Day for the Birds, Embudo, NM. Yesterday, July 7, 2015, was a good day for birding. In the late afternoon, I began setting up to photograph the hummingbirds that come to the feeder on our back deck. I … Continue reading

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Black-chinned Hummingbird and Damsel Fly, 7/1/15, Embudo, NM

Embudo, NM, alongside the Rio Grande Poem: The Rufous Will Rough You Up Contentious though they are the Black-chinned hummingbirds now have only themselves to contend with But wait … the arrival of the Rufous is only days away When … Continue reading

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Rufous Hummingbirds and Monsoon Arrive

Here, in the Rio Grande valley of northern New Mexico, two remarkable events take place in early July. One is the arrival of the monsoon. The other is the arrival of the Rufous hummingbird. Continue reading

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Robots and Rufous – two poems

Robots at War We are robots at war hard-wired to replicate and kill the competition   Rufous and the Meaning of Life I’m on my porch practicing sitting still … but there’s action all around Of course, the unceasing flow … Continue reading

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