Kestrel On Ice

This morning, the Kestrel was hunting from an ice-covered Cottonwood tree.

The near record cold and ice was due to an overheated atmosphere caused by carbon emissions from the Valmont Power Plant

When he realized the danger he faced from carbon emissions, he quickly flew away towards the nearest shrew near the base of the tree.

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7 Responses to Kestrel On Ice

  1. shempus says:

    Hi Tony,

    Say, is there a link to a compilation of your photos we can go to to choose one and get one printed?



  2. CheshireRed says:

    Tony, do CO2 levels increase substantively in the vicinity of a coal power station? (I have no idea how quickly or easily CO2 is dispersed into the wider atmosphere after being emitted) Just a thought because if levels are above average then should there be a corresponding correlation with local temps? We’re constantly being told how high CO2 levels cause higher temps…

  3. Rud Istvan says:

    CR, read up on that as part of the ‘well mixed’ thing in global warming 101. Depends on local atmospheric conditions. Ground Calm plus inversion will elevate local levels as stack gasses have nowhere to go. Ground Wind and/or no inversion and the level will not be appreciably elevated since the stack plume nlows away or reaches high enough to where there is usually some wind even if ground is calm. Calm inversion is frequently LA Basin in summer, hence their local summer smog problem from auto exhaust buildup.
    OCO-2 shows that well mixed is another AGW global fallacy. Perhaps one reason not much has been released publicly.

  4. Extreme Hiatus says:

    FYI, that’s a male Kestrel again. Note the reddish back and blue-ish wings combo; females don’t have the blue-ish wings. Other differences but this is most obvious.

    Nice photos again.

    Of course, these birds are threatened by CAGW – the supposed cures that is. Lots of their former habitat now producing ‘biofuels’ or covered with solar panels or wind-powered bird choppers… or turned into development areas like your wetlands.

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