Friday, August 5, 2016

Beach House

We arrived to knock out roses in full bloom behind the deck.

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.