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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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These birds provide their own drum beat

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo 19 hours ago. 1 Reply

Listen closely to a Java sparrow sing: Interspersed among the notes…Continue

Bird flu found at 4 more Iowa farms with 2M chickens

Started by Steph S. Apr 27. 0 Replies

Some sad news today about the bird flu virus.State officials say the bird flu virus has been found in four more northwest Iowa poultry farms with more than 2 million chickens.The Iowa Department of Agriculture announced Monday there were probable…Continue

Researchers create tool to predict avian flu outbreaks

Started by Steph S. Apr 13. 0 Replies

A simple and effective portable tool to predict avian flu outbreaks on farms has been created by University of Guelph researchers.U of G researchers devised a real-time way to analyze chickens and other farm birds for avian flu. The tool uses a…Continue

Gulf Oil Spill still affects US birds

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 31. 0 Replies

Nearly five years after the Gulf Oil Spill, BP is still denying it's impact on wildlife. A National Wildlife Federation report cites 20 species still significantly affected. Migrating birds spread the toxins.The National Wildlife Federation’s report…Continue

Tags: BP oil spill

Why are snowy owls moving so far from their Arctic home? And where can I spot one?

Started by Steph S. Jan 4. 0 Replies

A snowy owl surveys photographer Conrad Kuiper from atop…Continue

Migratory shorebirds could face extinction within a decade

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 26, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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, 2014. 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

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Comment by Dominic Florio on March 18, 2013 at 4:45pm

To clarify, all roosters are chickens, but not all chickens are roosters. Commonly, we think of roosters as males and chickens as females, and I use those terms as well.  But, in reality roosters are males, hens are females, and they are all chickens. Just like people do not realize that there are peahens and peacocks, which are peafowl, or that their are guinea hens and guinea roosters, which are all guinea fowl.  Just as many of us keep dogs, but the dog is the male and the bitch is the female.  So the chicken store and the chicken catchers were equal opportunity providers, the store being the preferred entity.

I'm glad to hear that they are protected.  Those of us who live in the country, do not hear our roosters anymore.  It is background noise.  It is much more pleasant than a constant barking dog or a leaf blower.  I consider it the song of the rooster and I also love the peacock call.

Peacock calls

Rooster crow off

Comment by Steph S. on March 18, 2013 at 10:51am

What a wonderful story booklover. Sounds like a wonderful sight to see.

I bet no one needs an alarm clock. : )

Comment by Dominic Florio on March 18, 2013 at 10:16am

I'm a huge poultry lover and half of mine are rescues.  I thought that they were treated as a nuisance and that chicken catchers were sent out to catch them on a regular basis.  I read that many would be tame, walk around people, accept food, but would take off when they saw the chicken catcher.  I met an artist from the Keys who volunteered time in the Chicken Store (which no longer exists) which sold items to help the poultry.  If they are now protected by law, I'm happy to hear it.

Comment by Steph S. on March 17, 2013 at 9:28pm

Ruth, Tony and Booklover - those are wonderful pictures. They stopped the motion. Very nice.

So the Roosters just walk around town?

Comment by Tony Carroll on March 16, 2013 at 5:08pm

LOL!!! Love it, Ruth. When ya' gotta go......

In a similar vein, whatever it takes to slake your thirst....

 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 16, 2013 at 2:33pm

Comment by Barry Miller on March 11, 2013 at 9:41pm
Very nice photos Steph. Did you take them?
Comment by Steph S. on March 11, 2013 at 8:33pm

baby ducks

Comment by Steph S. on March 11, 2013 at 8:32pm

Northern Gannets

Comment by Steph S. on March 11, 2013 at 8:32pm

Prothonotary Warbler

 

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