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This group is for birding, birders and bird enthusiasts. One can be a pet owner, researcher, Ornithologist, birder that is advanced or novice. Anyone interested in birds!

Location: Austin, TX
Members: 35
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Concentrated Solar Ravages Birds

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Tuesday. 1 Reply

Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-airI'm a solar power enthusiast, but this turns my stomach. We need a different approach.IVANPAH…Continue

Tags: mortality, bird, , concentrated, solar, arrays"

Climate Change and blood-sucking eye worms

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Aug 16. 1 Reply

Climate Change raises the frequency of heavy rainfall events. If the sudden crash of quail in Texas in 2010 is a symptom of how deluges impact wild birds, we are in trouble.…Continue

Tags: quail, blood-sucking eye worms

Bird nests from my yard

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by BarbaraSATX Jul 25. 1 Reply

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Petey the Puffin tells the future

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jun 2. 2 Replies

Here's Petey the Puffin, trying to swallow a butterfish that's far too large for his throat.... the little grey fluff ball... keeps tossing his head back, trying to choke down the…Continue

Tags: tipping point, phytoplankton collapse, Gulf of Maine, Climate Destabilization, Petey the Puffin

Pictures from my Coastal birding tip

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Steph S. May 25. 6 Replies

Recently I went to view the Whooping Cranes at a Wildlife refuge - putting up a few pics for everyone.…Continue

Migrating Birds Could Inspire New Military Tech

Started by Steph S. May 21. 0 Replies

Hypersonic drones, flying armored cars, space planes — these are the kinds…Continue

'Teenage' songbirds experience high mortality due to many causes, study finds

Started by Steph S. May 8. 0 Replies

Nearly one-third of songbird species across North America are…Continue

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Comment by Joan Denoo on October 10, 2012 at 11:15am

Birds of Paradise Evolved

Collection of bird photos evolved in New Guinea. Their stunning colors and forms delight the viewer.

Comment by Sentient Biped on October 9, 2012 at 10:31am

10000birds.com  Birder's Oktoberfest.  This site has beautiful pic of birds.  I put them on my RSS feeder.  Gives me something to look forward to.

birdingblogs.com has some great pics too.  Also on my RSS now.  Not as frequent postings as 10,000 birds.

birdzilla.com  more pics

Mainly wanted to post the birding oktoberfest.  My camera is not so good, doesn't take great bird pics.  The feeders have lots of birds, big and small.  I have suet cakes (need to make a recipe for those so I don't keep buying them), sunflower seeds, chikadee/finch mix, and a thistle feeder.  I hope that helps them survive the winter and attract beneficial birds to the yard.

Comment by booklover on October 6, 2012 at 9:00am

The Secretary Bird is Gorgeous!

Comment by Steph S. on October 5, 2012 at 11:37pm
It's a new type of bird! A giraffe that flies!
Yeah - hehe - must have been tired when I posted that - it's funny! At least I'm laughing!
: )
Comment by Tony Carroll on October 5, 2012 at 11:10pm

Yeah, I just thought maybe giraffes had learned to fly, or something! LOL!

Though, a flying giraffe would be way cool! Hahahaha. :)

Comment by Steph S. on October 5, 2012 at 11:06pm
I love the Secretary Bird photo!
Beautiful bird!
Thanks Tony!
I think I meant to put my giraffe pic in the Wildlife group - but oh well.
I'll have to get another picture for my Wildlife group.
Comment by Tony Carroll on October 5, 2012 at 10:21pm

Look at this handsome fellow. Secretary bird. Endemic to sub-Saharan Africa,. found in all areas. Is a raptor, can fly quite gracefully, but seems to prefer staying on the ground.

 

Comment by Steph S. on October 4, 2012 at 11:21am

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 3, 2012 at 10:18pm

Thanks for the scary bird pictures, Sentient Biped. Some call out for captions.

Comment by Steph S. on October 3, 2012 at 9:16pm

Oh wow! How wonderful! So many new posts here.

Your yard sounds wonderful Sentient - a real treat for the birds.

Ruth - that's a great cartoon - and if they keep cutting down the trees to build roads - that's exactly what it will look like.

Sentient - cool picture from Birdzilla. Nice.

Crocoduck is great Joan - thanks. People just don't understand evolution - you are right.

 

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