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American Kestrel. Baskett Slough. August 9.
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General Sir Edward Sabine

General Sir Edward Sabine (1788 1883) was an Irish astronomer, geophysicist, ornithologist, explorer, soldier, and the 30th President of the Royal Society .

While most of his research was on earth's magnetic field, other research deals with the birds of Greenland, ocean temperatures, the Gulf Stream, barometric measurement of heights, arc of the meridian, glacial transport of rocks, the volcanoes of the Hawaiian Islands, and various points of meteorology.

Sabine's Gull (Larus sabini), Sabine's puffback (Dryoscopus sabini), and Sabine's spinetail (Rhaphidura sabini) are named after him. There is also a crater on the Moon named in his honor. The Sabine Islands in Svalbard are named after Sabine, as is also Sabine Island in Greenland.

Information and photo from Wikipedia.

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