A marbled murrelet just before fledging its tree-top next.
It is spring and marbled murrelet breeding season here in the Pacific Northwest. I will be talking about my favorite bird at the Rainier Audubon Society tomorrow (Monday) night. The program is free and open to the public.
Click here for More Information. I might squeeze in a few words about my next project on clouds....which brings me to the long-awaited Part 2 of by blog on the whiteness of clouds.
It seems I have stumped quite a few people with my question--why are they white? I have gotten many good answers, many true answers, but not the one I am looking for. Thanks to the a few rare birds at the University of Washington's Department of Atmospheric Sciences, I am very very close to being able to explain it all (including why some murrelet feathers are white!)