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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: 32
Latest Activity: on Tuesday

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Petey the Puffin tells the future

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on Tuesday. 0 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

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

Pictures from my Coastal birding tip

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 9. 2 Replies

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

Massive seabird mortality reported in Atlantic

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 7. 1 Reply

March 2014: Following the severe storms of the last three months, more…Continue

A Bird Flies South, and It’s News

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 7. 2 Replies

DUXBURY, Mass. — The snowy owl seemed almost complacent, showing the…Continue

Disinfect bird feeders twice monthly

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jan 10. 5 Replies

Studying the evolution of virulence in bird disease, researchers discovered that virulence increases once a disease is established in an area. They suggest that evolution toward virulence is assisted by easy transmission around bird feeders.Bird…Continue

Tags: disfinfect bird feeders, avian disease virulence

Human Expansion Is Leaving Osprey of Canaries Cornered

Started by Steph S. Nov 29, 2013. 0 Replies

Nov. 21, 2013 — A team of scientists from the GOHNIC Association in the…Continue

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Comment by Lillie on May 23, 2013 at 9:42pm

I recently had an interesting little drama outside of my kitchen window.  There was a pair of house finches feeding on the seeds of Lyre Leaf Sage that dot my untidy front yard.  The Lyre Leaf Sage sends up a slender stalk from variegated basal leaves.  The blue flowers bloom around the stalk and the seeds are then in these round rosettes on the stalk.  The little birds would jump up on a stalk to bend it down on the ground.  Then they would stand on the stalk and pick out the sends.  The pair went from plant to plant repeating this behavior.  I have not seen this before and was quite amazed.

Lyre Leaf Sage

Comment by Lillie on May 23, 2013 at 9:13pm

The Meadowlark perfectly matches the Golden Asters.

Comment by Patricia on May 23, 2013 at 8:46pm

That bird posed for the photo, didn't it? Hahaha! Gorgeous!!!

Comment by Tony Carroll on May 23, 2013 at 8:40pm

Beautiful birds, Steph. Here's one for you;

                           Western Meadowlark 

Comment by Steph S. on May 23, 2013 at 11:29am

Welcome to the group G!

Comment by Steph S. on May 23, 2013 at 10:20am

Red-headed Woodpecker

Comment by Steph S. on May 23, 2013 at 10:19am

Red-headed Woodpecker

Comment by Steph S. on May 23, 2013 at 10:13am

Painted Bunting

Comment by Steph S. on May 23, 2013 at 10:13am

Beautiful bird Dominic - I'd have to research that one.

Tony that Hawk-headed Parrot is very cool.

Wonderful - thanks.

Comment by booklover on May 23, 2013 at 9:15am

That Hawk-Headed Parrot is really cool looking!

 

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