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Birding, Birders and all things Birds

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
Latest Activity: on Friday

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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

River Birds Affected by Hormone-disrupting Pollutants

Started by Steph S. Apr 29. 0 Replies

Studies have shown for some time now that endocrine disrupting substances from…Continue

Blue-Footed Boobies Declining in the Galapagos

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 28. 1 Reply

The population of blue-footed…Continue

What songbirds tell us about how we learn

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Apr 11. 1 Reply

When you throw a wild pitch or sing a flat note, it could be that your…Continue

Hummingbirds' 22-million-year-old history of remarkable change is far from complete

Started by Steph S. Apr 9. 0 Replies

The first comprehensive map of hummingbirds' 22-million-year-old family tree -- reconstructed based on careful analysis of 284 of the world's 338 known species -- tells a story of rapid and ongoing diversification. The decade-long study also helps…Continue

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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.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 3, 2012 at 9:02pm

What is the bird at the tail, a pigeon? I named your photo "sharpigeon" until corrected. 

Comment by Sentient Biped on October 3, 2012 at 8:51pm

That one would scare me at the feeder too!

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 3, 2012 at 8:49pm

Reminds me of crocoduck:

Comment by Sentient Biped on October 3, 2012 at 7:36pm

10 scariest birds, via Birdzilla.com

My favorite:

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 3, 2012 at 5:53pm

Comment by Sentient Biped on September 30, 2012 at 8:54pm

Beautiful little bird. 

I just added a thistle feeder to my yard.  Now they can get mixed birdseed, or thistles, whichever they want

There is also a suet feeder.

Haven't seen one of these.  Mostly house finches, chicadees, and jays.  

Comment by Steph S. on September 30, 2012 at 8:24pm

Golden-cheeked Warbler

I see these birding at a habitat preserve - beautiful

Comment by Steph S. on September 28, 2012 at 6:10pm

That's so funny Patricia! Love it. Grumpy penguin is grumpy.

 

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