Today on Michigan in Pictures we have a post on the Michigan Bird Breeding Atlas II, so it probably makes sense to go bird crazy today on Absolute Michigan.
I don’t know what to say about Bootstrap Analysis. According to its author, nuthatch, the term came from a German legend of a man who pulled himself from the sea by his bootstraps and “bootstrapping” is the evolution of progressively better adapted organs through natural selection. She says that testing reality by repeated experiences, the evolution of ideas through regular writings and working to move forward (at times by sheer force of will) are all part of her blog.
If you see a baby bird, resist the temptation to pick it up and take it home. The vast majority of these birds are not orphans. Invariably, the ones that are “rescued” by well-meaning people end up dying because the folks that bring them home are like the proverbial dog that caught the bumper. Once they catch it, they have no idea what to do with it.
- what to do if you find a baby bird
For some of these people, the temptation to see if they can get up on a bird and perhaps get at least a decent shot seems to preclude good behavior and common sense. I’m tempted too, but as you can see from my shots I don’t give in!
-misbehaving (bird photography ethics)