Little League Texas 2 Cali 0 :P

By: WatchinTheSky, 11:22 PM GMT on August 15, 2015

I believe I looked this up before as a topic - or maybe it was a Nature show ;-)
A brood parasite (a form of kleptoparasitism - none of these names sound very appealing) takes advantage of a host parent to do the chores of raising its offspring. In the bird world, the cuckoo is a good example. The female bird will lay her egg in an unsuspecting host birds nest. Often she will remove one of the eggs so that the egg count is the same - though often the eggs are ...

Updated: 4:00 AM GMT on August 28, 2015

Sunday Hike

By: WatchinTheSky, 3:50 AM GMT on July 27, 2015

Time for a walk in the foothills! Destination Dixon Lake, our local drinking water reservior just a couple miles from home. It's 4:00, hope it is not too hot, am hoping for shade :-)

Looking west - avocado groves abound, coastal fog coming in - coolness promised, but later.

Looking east - our water supply! At the far end, the rock/earthen dam holding in the water. It's not a big reservoir, around 3000 acre feet. Fun fact - that would put ...

Updated: 4:53 PM GMT on July 27, 2015

Monsoon! Thanks Dolores Part II

By: WatchinTheSky, 7:17 PM GMT on June 02, 2015

Not much of new blog, ahem, no excuses ;-)

Yeti and I hope everyone is having a good weekend - and those of us stateside (or with connections) a Happy 4th of July!!

Oriole/hummer cam -
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Updated: 6:53 PM GMT on July 20, 2015

3rd Consecutive Fridays in a row ;-)

By: WatchinTheSky, 9:10 PM GMT on May 01, 2015

In case anyone remembers back when I said I had a scheme for a new blog - well, here we go!

But first ;-)
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So, the winning category was People and the modifier for the topic was Cost.. This could go several ways, here is my path.

The current world population is approx 7.2 billion human bodies. The count is rising, generally, t...

Updated: 6:08 PM GMT on May 22, 2015

April Showers!

By: WatchinTheSky, 9:47 PM GMT on April 09, 2015

April 24, We are actually getting light April Showers! About 1/8th of an inch (.125"). Who would have thought :-) Off and on cloudy weather may last through Saturday with slight chance of further showers, what a treat!

Probably won't start new blog until next week, too busy ;-)

One of our regular visitors reminding us how to react to nice weather -

A close up -

I am sure there is a hummer around here somewher...

Updated: 5:51 PM GMT on April 24, 2015

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