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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: Apr 11

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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

Add Your Voice to Protect the Red Knot from Extinction

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Liz E Nov 26, 2013. 1 Reply

The Red Knot has one of the most impressive migrations in the…Continue

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Comment by Steph S. on August 28, 2012 at 8:46pm

Raynebird thanks for the link to your photo album - I loved looking at your beautiful birds.

Comment by Steph S. on August 28, 2012 at 8:44pm

Hello Raynebird - yeah the one in the movie was awesome!

That was a good movie!

Comment by Steph S. on August 28, 2012 at 8:43pm

Hello Patricia! So glad you could join us!

Thanks for your lovely animated GIF!

Many thanks!

Comment by Patricia on August 28, 2012 at 7:53pm

Thanks for the link Steph!

Comment by Steph S. on August 24, 2012 at 5:24pm

Hi ya Dave! Welcome to the group!

Comment by Steph S. on August 23, 2012 at 2:17pm
Thanks for the link! I appreciate it!
All of you have such wonderful stories to share.
Comment by Tammy S on August 23, 2012 at 2:06pm

Okay is that a Patagonian named Paulie you have there? That is too funny, I loved that movie and one of my oldest friends has a Patagonian named Pablo who is a HUGE mimic, he makes zipper sounds, sucking on straw sounds, water dropplets which drove her husband crazy after they first got the bird, thinking he had a leak or had left a faucet dripping. That crazy bird, I fell totally in love with him but man are they shrill when they want to be! I don't think he ever met a sound he didn't like!

 

Love all the babies! Thanks so much for sharing the link! I really enjoyed that.

Comment by Tammy S on August 23, 2012 at 7:26am

Raynebird you've found an ally here, I no longer breed for the same reasons I ran across so many other breeders when I worked in a local pet store that bred birds in the same nasty, horrible manner that the infamous puppy mills are run, unfortunately they don't seem to hold the same stature as dogs and cats for some reason and you can't get a focus on those breeders, I'm guessing it's because it's a little harder and overall more expensive to house exotic birds, so it would likely be a harder sale to get resuce homes for them. 

My Francine was abused by her former owner's unruly children and to this day despises children, she actually agresses upon any that come near her. I tried raising my child around her and having her near me when handling Francine but still she never accepted her and would bite and charge any time I put her down in the room until Shanell was in her 20's, now she's indifferent toward her, but she's never been interested in too many people other than my husband and I, of course I'm no trainer and I've probably managed to spoil her and make her even more anti-social, rather than rehabilitate her, it's more likely that she has us trained.

 

I should definitely learn some of the tactics though, I rescued and managed to place a cockatoo a while back but Ms. Francine learned some VERY naughty behaviors from that bird that I'm still trying to undo. Lesson learned, never rehome a parrot for someone in a domestically abusive relationship, poor bird was mad as a hatter.

 

I tried to look at the photobucket link you posted but it's not public.

Comment by Steph S. on August 20, 2012 at 8:50pm

Hi Lillie!

Yes, when I look through the binoculars the markings do look like jewels - so beautiful. Blue Jays are one of my favorite birds. Of course I have a long list of birds - I think I like all of them.

I would love to see more of your bird pictures Tammy.

I'll post more of mine too.

I just love looking at bird pictures.

Comment by Lillie on August 20, 2012 at 8:47pm

Steph, have you noticed the white marks on the Blue Jay's wings look like jewels when seen through binoculars?

 

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