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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: Jul 11

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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

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Comment by Patricia on November 25, 2013 at 2:06pm

Claude Van Damme's claim to fame is the splits. He does them in all his inane movies.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 25, 2013 at 2:00pm

A couple of people say they like https://duckduckgo.com/

I've got it on my bookmarks bar, but have only used it twice, so I can't say how good it is.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 25, 2013 at 1:56pm

Spud, thanks for the comment. It wasn't until this morning that I realize the chart couldn't be enlarged enough to read and I didn't include the address. I had a devil of a time finding it again. Is it not strange how something is interesting, and trying to find it later yields other things, but not the specific thing. Google is good, are there other search engines that are better? 

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 25, 2013 at 1:47pm

Joan, thanks for the link to bird charts.  

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 25, 2013 at 1:34pm

Steph, great photos. "Bird watching; your'e doing it wrong" is a metaphor of life. Well, so is "Got ya nose!"

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 25, 2013 at 1:32pm

I should have labelled the chart. 

"The global diversity of birds in space and time

"Figure 2Diversification across the avian tree."

"http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v491/n7424/full/nature11631.html?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20121115

I used key words: bird, taxonomy, pie chart.

Here is another: 

Bird, taxonomy, chart

 

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 25, 2013 at 12:52pm

Steph, your bird watcher doing it wrong made me Laugh-Out-Loud.  Thanks.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 25, 2013 at 12:51pm

I didn't get the Jean Claude reference because I don't know Jean Claude and thought I'd not seen the commercial.  I hate commercials so much that I avoid them like the plague.   

However, when I started watching it, I remembered I'd seen part of it.  When I saw what he was doing I just thought "What a moron", and changed channels.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 25, 2013 at 11:07am

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 25, 2013 at 11:04am

Ruth, "the ad" sends chills down my spine! Who would possibly put themselves at such a risk other than someone who loves to live on the edge. There surely was a stunt man doing the spread. Did you notice the truck were backing up? That just makes it so much more chilling. Thanks for the adventure.

 

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