Photo Adventures with Curiosity and Learning

April 19, 2014:Ibis, Owls and Ducks

Tiep has added GPS data to our oximeter app ( developed by Hirwan and Kaung. This morning's jog was a proof of concept test of the gps data derived from the oximeter app (android) reporting real time HR and %O2 Sat. The track is quite course because I only sent oximeter data (via SMS every few minutes. Maybe tomorrow I'll send more frequent data now that we have a proof of concept

Here is the consolidated map - just hover over the cyan direction arrows to see accumulated distance and over the red stick pins to see my data

To get to the above consolidated map, I made a results map - Here are the Oximeter results - click on each stick pin to see HR and % O2 Sat

And a jogging track map. Arrows indicate direction of jogging and the distance between arrows is 250 m. Hover over the directional arrows to see the cumulative distance. Total path is about 3 km.

Here is a graph of the raw oximeter data

apr 19 jog Oximeter Data HR %O2 Sat

An early morning jog around the lake followed by a photo shoot. A flock of white ibises

apr 19 3256 white ibis

White Ibis

apr 19 3258 white ibis

Six ducks diving

apr 19 3265 6 ducks hunting

Hungry ducks

apr 19 3271 hungry ducks

Mom barred owl. Having watched the mom, dad and little ones for several weeks - it seems to me that flying is a reflex to maintain balance. I've watched the little on - having not apparently ever flown - but hopped with wing assisted hopping from the nest to a limb near mom. This required traversing several limbs and trees. Each time she/he loses balance, her wings go into action - great practice for flying. But what is flying? I now think its nothing more than maintaining balance in the air - just as he/she maintains balance on a tree limb.

apr 19 3275 mom barred owl

The little barred owl - mostly a fluff ball

apr 19 3284 infant barred owl fluff ball

Back to the ducks

apr 19 3291 infant duck tuft

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