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by Mysticete
May 26th, 2011, 9:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Four Corners Survey May 26-30
Replies: 140
Views: 15356

Re: Four Corners Survey May 26-30

and again, with an abstract due on Monday as well as a grant report, I will have to back out once more.

I did at least get at least a few good herps in the last few weeks, including a Collared Lizard and a pair of Prairie Rattlesnakes
by Mysticete
April 4th, 2011, 10:13 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?...
Replies: 381
Views: 259614

Re: What was your last lifer?...

My last lifers were on another whirlwind trip to South Texas. In order: Little Gull (same birds photographed above!) Yellow-faced Grassquit Whooping Crane Nelson's Sparrow White-throated Thrush (Estero Llano) Green Parakeet Crimson-collared Grosbeak The Black-vented Oriole disappeared a few days bef...
by Mysticete
February 21st, 2011, 4:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: S. Florida it is... Exotics?
Replies: 24
Views: 2942

Re: S. Florida it is... Exotics?

I can definitely understand discretion with native species or species that inhabit sensitive habitats/microhabitats (exfoliating rock, etc). But wouldn't decline or elimination of introduced herp populations be a good thing :P
by Mysticete
January 14th, 2011, 3:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Speciation of Introduced Herps
Replies: 14
Views: 1734

Re: Speciation of Introduced Herps

I think you must be mistaken on the NZ rat...New Zealand is not considered to have any native rodents, nor is a separate species recognized for the rats that live there. The only vertebrate example I can think of off the top of my head might be feral cats, which in Australia have been getting larger...
by Mysticete
January 13th, 2011, 5:26 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?...
Replies: 381
Views: 259614

Re: What was your last lifer?...

Yep...John Fox took me and I did indeed get great looks at the squirrel. Much smaller than I imagined. Glad to finally get that species under my belt.
by Mysticete
January 8th, 2011, 5:43 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?...
Replies: 381
Views: 259614

Re: What was your last lifer?...

I twitched the Denver Ross's Gull Last November; that was my last lifer.

on the nonbird front should hopefully get Southern Flying Squirrel here in D.C. tonight
by Mysticete
December 30th, 2010, 11:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Introduced Herps of Southern California
Replies: 53
Views: 14309

Re: Introduced Herps of Southern California

I have had friends capture African Clawed Frogs in San Diego County, so they are certainly there. I have personally seen Green Anoles in Balboa Park, but am not convinced they are an established population, and not simply occasional escapees from the San Diego Zoo, which uses them as feeders. I have...
by Mysticete
December 30th, 2010, 11:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: is flash photography a crime???
Replies: 20
Views: 2661

Re: is flash photography a crime???

I know of birders who have been harassed by border patrol and homeland security, largely either along the Mexico Border or birding around bridges and dams. My guess is the driving along backroads at night slowly probably strikes people as more suspicious than a lot of birder activity, and that is why.
by Mysticete
December 30th, 2010, 11:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Roll Call
Replies: 65
Views: 27629

Re: Roll Call

Present now that I have gotten some of my internet issues sorted out
by Mysticete
December 30th, 2010, 11:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Four Corners Survey May 26-30
Replies: 140
Views: 15356

Re: Four Corners Survey May 26-30

I would be interested, assuming research allows, and you are okay with a Noob