Richard K. Simpson

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Wow, it is amazing how time flies in grad school. It is hard to believe that is has been over four months since the last time I blogged! The main reason for my lack of blogging these past several months has been my work load. I ended up biting off a little more than I could chew, work-wise, this semester, which kept me from dedicating time to blogging. Luckily, I can say with confidence… Read More

I now have uploaded several hummingbird videos to my YouTube channel! I have videos of shuttle displays for three species:  Broad-tailed hummingbird (from below)  Costa’s hummingbird (from below; from the side)  Black-chinned hummingbird (side A – from below; side B – from below) In addition, I have a cool video of a broad-tailed hummingbird illustrating the angle dependence of iridescent coloration

This will be a short update today, due to internet limitations, but much more to come once I’m done with my field work. I’ve been filming and trapping male black-chinned hummingbirds lately with success! I will upload a black-chinned shuttle video to YouTube as soon as I can, similar to this one of a broad-tailed hummingbird shuttle from my work last year. I’ll also upload a video of a Costa’s hummingbird shuttle, and… Read More