Daily Archives: October 26, 2009

Golden Eagle # 49 has Entered the Building

You know the drill: Someone claims to see a golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) but then some wise-ass bird expert has to tell them that “Immature bald eagles are often mistaken for golden eagles. You saw a bald eagle, not a golden eagle.” Reminds me of the bird expert lady in The Birds (which we watched just the other day) … boy was she wrong!

Anyway, golden eagles have been traversing the state of Minnesota, and occasionally wintering here, for quite some time, and only recently are people really taking notice, counting them as real, and even starting to study them.

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Trumpet-Playing Legislators

Now, what you should probably appreciate is that bar bands in the suburbs are by and large cover bands. This band doesn’t really have a repertoire of their own compositions, but they do classic rock, folk rock and alternative rock. Tom joined them for their version of “Margaritaville.” Very good, but I don’t think Tom plans to resign from the legislature to head to Hollywood for a record contract…..

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Oscar J. Polaco has died

From his colleague, Eduardo Corona-M, via the Zooarch list server:

He was a great researcher at the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia and taught zoology at Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biológicas in the Instituto Politécnico Nacional. In 2006 he received the Fryxel Award by the Society of American Archaeology. For many year he promotes the archaeozoological studies in Mexico and Latin America, he was part of ICAZ Comitee and one of the organizers of the 10th ICAZ Meeting in Mexico. Rest in peace Se comunica a ustedes el lamentable deceso del Profesor �scar J. Polaco, destacado investigador del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Profesor de la Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biológicas del IPN. Premio Fryxel 2006 de la Society of American Archaeology por su trayectoria. Por muchos años el promovió los estudios arqueozoológicosen México y Latinoamérica, el fromó parte del Comite de ICAZ y fue uno de los organizadores del 10o. Meeting de ICAZ. Descanse en paz