Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Pelican update, and life abounds!

In pelican rescuee news:

I am finally getting through the paperwork necessary to transfer the pelican to the S.F. Zoo. I'm not sure when they will be ready for him, but are you still interested in transporting him?

Answer... yes, yes we are. We're volunteering to drive him to San Francisco. I'll keep you posted.

In hummingbird webcam news:
http://cam.dellwo.com/ (use "guest" as login and password.)

In elephant seal news:
We went with April & Troy to Cambria to have lunch and fool around this weekend. Late in the day, we decided to try to see the elephant seals even though we knew it would be very late and darkening quickly. Lucky us. When we got there, there was a mosh pit of seagulls fighting over something in the vicinity of the big bull seal, and a lot of seal vocalizations. When we got close enough to see what was going on, we could see that the gulls were fighting for nourishing bites of fresh seal placenta... and that there was a brand new baby seal with its mother. Although the experience looked a little traumatic for the new seal, he survived well with minor if any injury, and we got to enjoy tender moments between new mother and infant. There were ten mother seals with their pups clustered around the big bull. Other males and females without infants (and large pups) were scattered at some distance from the bull and his harem. Pretty neat, eh? Male and female elephant seals make radically different sounds... and the offspring, even more odd sounds. None of them sound earthly at all-- we all agreed that they should be used as a model for alien voices in a movie sometime.

In infertility treatment news:
I had my second biopsy on Monday (yesterday) and am awaiting results. Wheeeeee!!!

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