All Pieces for John Kessler

 
Caption: Surf Scoter, Credit: Ken Schneider
Surf Scoters are colorful large sea ducks. The male Surf Scoter’s huge red-orange bill with its white and black spots really stands out. It is a gr...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Wilson's Warbler, Credit: Gregg Thompson
Early this fall, the tiny Wilson's Warbler began its long migration to Belize, where it winters. Navigating by the stars, the 1/4-ounce bird made a...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Anna's Hummingbird, Credit: Mike Hamilton
Hummingbirds such as this Buff-tailed Sicklebill specialize in nectar feeding. But other species of birds, less specialized to nectar, also visit f...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Barn Owl, Credit: Darren Pearce
Consider three species of raptors: the Barn Owl, Peregrine Falcon, and Osprey. They’re on every continent except Antarctica. Each has a specialized...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Hairy Woodpecker, Credit: Gregg Thompson
The Pileated Woodpecker makes loud, hard whacks, as it leans back and then slams its bill into the side of a living tree. Sounds painful, if not do...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Pectoral Sandpiper, Credit: Gregg Thompson
December 6th is the anniversary of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, designated so in 1960. The Arctic coastal plain is probably the most import...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Bohemian Waxwing, Credit: Sindri Skulason
The warm colors and bright accents of the Bohemian Waxwing might make you think it glows in the dark. For the better part of two thousand years, th...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Australian Magpie
Some scientists believe our complex human brains are the result of living in complex social societies. We have to keep track of lots of other indiv...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
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From his start in 1937, the gangly, black-feathered Daffy Duck was a cartoon original: wildly outspoken, volatile, and confrontational — a truly da...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Song Sparrow, Credit: Lisa Sproat
By late January, some resident birds, such as the Northern Mockingbird, are beginning their spring singing. When you step outside on a particularly...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: South Polar Skua, Credit: Justine Carson
Meet the South Polar Skua, a predatory seabird. During summer in Antarctica, South Polar Skuas feed their young on the chicks of other seabirds. An...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Toco Toucan, Credit: Gabriela Ruellan
The Toco Toucan of South America has evolved to stay cool in the sweltering heat of the tropics. Relative to its body size, the Toco Toucan has the...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Common Poorwill, Credit: Brian Currie
Some birds, such as the Northern Bobwhite, take their names from their songs or vocalizations: "Bobwhite! Bobwhite!" The Killdeer is another bird n...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: White Stork Family, Credit: Chuck Courson
Let’s talk about nests. Every spring, robins build their cup-shaped nests using grass and mud. Orioles weave a hanging sack. It’s hard work, and ye...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Mourning Dove, Credit: Tom Grey
The Mourning Dove was named for the male's gentle voice, which may sound forlorn. Mourning Doves are common in suburban environments and along road...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Whip-poor-will, Credit: Stephen Mason
This Whip-poor-will is a true night bird - feeding, mating, and nesting in the dark. But a few songbirds that are active during the day also sing a...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Spider Web Stabilimenta, Credit: Adedotun Ajibade
One of the lesser known hazards of a bird’s life — when flitting from shrub to shrub — is collision with spiders’ webs. And when a bird flies throu...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 01:45
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Weekly 4 minute binge of musical rarities, oddities and classics. This time we get real with songs about stuff that actually happened. With Deep Pu...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Mar 12, 2013
  • Length: 03:50
  • Purchases: 1
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Weekly 4 minute binge of musical rarities, oddities and classics. This time we tattoo you with songs and stories of INK. Illustrated by Groucho Mar...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio and WTIP


  • Added: Mar 05, 2013
  • Length: 03:57
  • Purchases: 2
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Weekly 4 minute spritz of musical rarities, oddities and classics. This time we go to the Oscars with Ginger Rogers, Frank Sinatra, Jiminy Cricket,...

Bought by WTIP


  • Added: Feb 18, 2013
  • Length: 03:59
  • Purchases: 1