Six months of loud birds, photography and science!


Wow! It has already been 6 months since I have been blogging here at Ibycter! I started this blog on January 17th with three posts, and have kept up a pace of roughly three posts per week since that time, with two regular features, the Weekend Expedition and Cheapskate Tuesday. Midweek, I usually post some find I make during the week, or perhaps a more in-depth article on some aspect of Red-throated Caracara biology or tropical fieldwork. I have plans to expand these in-depth articles, as well as the midweek finds, especially as we are in the full swing of insect season here in Vancouver.

Here at Ibycter, I have the amazing ability to see exactly what works well, by seeing the view counts for each post. Here is a rundown of the top 5 posts by view count, followed by three posts I thought did not get enough attention.

Posts You Liked

5. Cheapskate Tuesday 10: the Monster Macro Rig A full how-to about my regular light setup for use with a 100 mm macro lens.

4. Schrödinger’s Grant: This lighthearted piece was Catherine’s name for the limbo that is waiting on results of a grant proposal.

3. How not to make money off a viral story: A simple and old story of copyright infringement of images of a large mosquito.

2. Found: Red-legged Frog on Burnaby Mountain : Sometimes, when writing under the fluorescent lights in the lab gets to be too much, I head out to the woods of Burnaby Mountain to see what I can see. This time I found a less-than common frog.

1. What to expect when your Cellar Spider is Expecting: sometimes the best wildlife stories are close to home!

Posts I liked

3: The Red-throated Caracara: Introducing my favourite loud bird: the overview you were waiting for.

2. Snakes!! A bit about snakes in the rainforest.

1. Ever meet a treetrunk spider? How a beautiful spider got from the forests of French Guiana to our basement suite wall.

So there you have it, Ibycter‘s 6 month blogiversary, and my first roundup post. Please let me know what you liked and didn’t like about these last 6 months, and what you would like to see for the future.

3 thoughts on “Six months of loud birds, photography and science!

  1. Fantastic all, Sean. Congratulations. And your captions and captures keep getting better and better….love them!

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