Monday, June 20, 2016

Monday, April 25, 2016

Birds of California

IClark's grebe
California quail
Sooty grouse
Pacific golden-plover
Black oystercatcher
Long-billed curlew
Black turnstone
Wandering tattler
Mew gull
Glaucous-winged gull
Western gull
Spotted dove
Spotted owl
Western screech-owl
Vauxs swift
Costas hummingbird
Black-chinned hummingbird
Calliope hummingbird
Allens hummingbird
Acorn woodpecker 
Williamsons sapsucker
Red-breasted sapsucker
Nuttalls woodpecker
Pacific-slope flycatcher
Hammonds flycatcher
Black phoebe
Ash-throated flycatcher
Cassins kingbird
Huttons vireo
Cassins vireo
Western scrub-jay
Oak titmouse
Pacific wren
Cactus wren
Canyon wren
California gnatcatcher
Western bluebird
California thrasher
Black-throated gray warbler
Hermit warbler
Black-headed grosbeak
California towhee
Sage sparrow
Tricolored blackbird
Bullocks oriole
Hooded oriole
Lawrence's goldfinch
Lesser goldfinch

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Black-Capped Chickadees

It seems as though the chasing at the office feeder has increased, and I wonder if it's because of breeding season starting for these guys. Also, I've been fortunate to watch them cache today, and I didn't know they hide already-hulled seeds. Interesting that they would crack them and then hide them. I wonder if this is to guarantee that it's something worth hiding? In other words, they wouldn't want to hide a sub-par seed and then risk having insufficient resources when they need to tap into the cache.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

R-INLA Implementations of OpenBUGS Examples

In the example and tutorials section, there are "volumes" that correspond to the OpenBUGS examples. The OpenBUGS write-ups are nice for explanation of the Bayesian stats behind the examples.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Marion Dunn Pond

Today, we saw a meadow vole running in the grass as we walked the trail around the pond. I don't remember if this trail was closed previously for restoration, but it's open now!