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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!

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Migratory shorebirds could face extinction within a decade

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 26. 1 Reply

Migrating shorebirds that travel to Australia from Siberia are under serious threat from development, which is destroying the vital feeding grounds they rely on during the epic journey.Director of Deakin University’s Centre for Integrative Ecology…Continue

Migratory shorebirds could face extinction within a decade

Started by Steph S. Sep 26. 0 Replies

Migrating shorebirds that travel to Australia from Siberia are under serious threat from development, which is destroying the vital feeding grounds they rely on during the epic journey.Director of Deakin University’s Centre for Integrative Ecology…Continue

Concentrated Solar Ravages Birds

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 25. 2 Replies

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 Barbara Livingston 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

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Comment by Joan Denoo on November 22, 2012 at 3:07pm

The turkey is in the oven and smells so good, all stuffed with dressing filled with lots of herbs I picked this morning. I hope you all have a wonderful day with family and friends, that you have delicious food, stimulating conversations ... not just the weather or sports or work, but real rip-roaring invigorating discussions. I am send this picture you have all seen, but I just love it. 

WHEN IS DINNER?!!!

Forgive me, I forgot who sent this, and it delights me. Thanks to whoever sent it. I usually keep the name of the sender with their photos, but not this time. 

Comment by Steph S. on November 22, 2012 at 2:56pm

Thank you Sentient for the turkey picture.

Joan I appreciate that turkey story. Thanks for the link.

I hope everyone is having a good day.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 22, 2012 at 2:53pm

Police called to South Hill turkey squabble

These turkeys roost someplace to the east of me and go past my house to get to Manito Park pond to the west of me. Our neighbors and I keep cracked corn along the street to nourish them on their journey. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 22, 2012 at 2:40pm

Thanks Sentient. A lovely image of a bird that brings us so much pleasure. Was it Ben Franklin who wanted turkey for the national bird?

Comment by Daniel W on November 22, 2012 at 12:44pm

bird of the day.

pic via commons.wikimedia.org

File:Turkeys and guinea hen at animal sanctuary.jpg

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 19, 2012 at 12:21am

Sentient, "What a wonderful world" with kittens and ducklings. This is a keeper. 

Comment by Steph S. on November 17, 2012 at 10:12pm

Joan I noticed your question. I will research that topic for you.

Maybe I can make a discussion about it.

Thanks so much for your questions. I'm here to help.

Comment by Steph S. on November 17, 2012 at 10:11pm

I just had to watch that video again.

Makes me smile.

Thanks so very much Sentient - that is.

Comment by booklover on November 17, 2012 at 7:12pm

Dallas stated it perfectly Sentient.  That song plus the innocence (and adorableness) of those two species... killing me!  Thanks for posting it! ~ Melinda

Comment by A Former Member on November 17, 2012 at 6:37pm

SB, you're killing me here. 

 

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