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Just Call Me MAM

I wrote MAM's musings weekly for almost 10 years. I began it with the Silver City Sun-News. When the editor who had taken on the column left the paper, I offered it to the Silver City Daily Press, and the editor, Richard Correa, grabbed it. Since early 2001, it appeared every Friday in the Daily Press, with the exception of two times that I recall. I'll update it as new sightings happen, so check regularly.

So MAM's musings has been re-created as Just Call Me MAM with a similar topic and musings about the outdors.

It comprises my observations and my opinion.

The hawks are hungry

By Mary Alice Murphy

I recounted the tale about the hawk and the quail the other day. Although I do not know the outcome, I suspect the hawk won.

A few days later, I heard the sound of what I thought-- Continue reading

Guest column on loons

Disclosure: I'm loony about loons, so through a mutual friend I get the emails with commentary and photographs that Ellie George sends to her list.

To find out what the photos show, please read the co-- Continue reading

Did we lose a quail?

Did we lose a quail?

By Mary Alice Murphy

I'm deciding one lesson that Gambel's quail should learn, especially the young ones, is not to make so much noise.

I was at my computer this morning and heard-- Continue reading

Hummers and Perseids

By Mary Alice Murphy

The other afternoon, a feisty male hummingbird was chasing away all other hummingbirds. Oh, you're thinking: 'That was a rufous. They're the bullies."

Nope, it was a male broad-ta-- Continue reading

Update photo on loon chicks

Update photo on loon chicks

Editor's Note: In case you're interested in the progress of the loon chicks, here's another photo and comment from Ellie George.

Photo and commentary Courtesy of and by Ellie George

On Thursday evenin-- Continue reading

Loon chicks being fed by parents

Loon chicks being fed by parents

Editor's Note: As the author of this column rarely has a chance to write her observations of the natural world, MAM has decided to accept an occasional guest column. Ellie George, resident of loon cou-- Continue reading

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