Trans Scend Survival

Trans: Latin prefix implying "across" or "Beyond", often used in gender nonconforming situations – Scend: Archaic word describing a strong "surge" or "wave", originating with 15th century english sailors – Survival: 15th century english compound word describing an existence only worth transcending.

Category: Nature Observations (page 1 of 7)

Visual NH Research Update :)

Olive-sided Flycatcher (Is Says, “Three Beers!! [please]”

Walking to work in the morning

Work

Song Sparrow

Common Yellowthroat Warbler

I’ll let the photos to the talking:  welcome to my world! 🙂 !!!!

 

-Jess

 

 

Research Year Two: Three Photos

Male Common Yellowthroat Warbler

The field season has officially started in Northern NH!

Male Common Yellowthroat warbler (COYE):   This fellow is defending a small territory in a patch of open thicket.   These warblers rely on early succession forest- patches of substrate that haven’t  really grown in yet- to build cryptic, ground-level nests.  They develop complex systems to divert/confuse predators away from their nests.

 

Female Black-throated Blue Warbler (BTBW):  I was lucky to see this female.   She is paired with a male who defends a large mature forest territory.   They have quite a few BTBW neighbors, which makes for a lot of skirmishes among the males over land.  The females are often silent and move very fast…

Male Mourning Warbler (MOWA):  This is a rare bird here.   Even more amazing, it is defending a territory in our research site- and trying to chase out a male COYE while doing so.  The two species “share” resources, which means thy can’t stand each other.   🙂   Each time the male COYE sings near the MOWA, it gets berated and chased away- and vice versa.   It appears the COYE isn’t budging either, probably because it hasn’t had this domestic, neighborly problem before.

-Jess

Female Black-throated Blue Warbler

Male Mourning Warbler

Rugby Morning #2

Guess where I went this morning?

Breaking in the new spot.  Additionally, I saw Magnolia, Yellow, and Common Yellowthroat warblers, and heard Black Throated Blue and Green warblers.  Veery, Hermit, and  Ovenbird thrushes were around, in addition to catbirds.

-Jess

Some Environmental Rugby-Bird Portraits

I scoped out the local “rugby” field this morning.  A retired birder-couple told me “188 Species” of birds have been spotted in the last decade (by them) in this mixed-habitat space.  Here’s a start…

-Jess

 

Common Yellow Throat

Red Bellied Woodpecker

Hermit Thrush

Catbird

Wolf Pine @ Fox Park: Silence?

I have an extremely brief update on my Wolf Pine tree; I did my loop and heard nothing.  All I found was an enormous explosion of Beech leaves.   Yes, a peeper here and a Phobe’s lone chip call there- but really, as the school year draws to a close, my 29th update on this area seemed to be telling me to just relax and enjoy the scene.  So I did.

🙂

-Jess

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