Birding, Birders and all things Birds

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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: Aug 27

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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 BarbaraSATX 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

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

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Comment by booklover on December 22, 2012 at 8:27am

Gorgeous Owl and Amazon Bird.  I showed my husband.  Thanks for posting these Tony!

Comment by Tony Carroll on December 22, 2012 at 7:12am

Hoatzin (Opisthocomus hoazin) Hoatzin is a very peculiar, large, prehistoric-appearing bird of Amazonian rivers and lakes. An arboreal cow: feeds on leaves, which are digested in a specialized crop and foregut. Nest is a stick platform over water. Wings of nestlings have claws(lost later in life); drop into the water when threatened, then use the claws to climb back to nest...
As Mr. Spock would say, "fascinating".
Comment by Patricia on December 22, 2012 at 1:02am

Am enjoying all the beauty! Terrific views of all of them, & the owls are gorgeous! Thanks guys.

Comment by Tony Carroll on December 21, 2012 at 9:24pm

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 21, 2012 at 6:09pm

Perfect photo of diving bird!

Comment by booklover on December 21, 2012 at 2:25pm

Tony, what a wonderful picture of the diving bird!  I love it!

Comment by Steph S. on December 21, 2012 at 12:10pm
Thank you Tony! I'll look it up and get the name.
Comment by Tony Carroll on December 21, 2012 at 11:13am

Don't know what kind of bird it is, but is is diving for fish.

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 20, 2012 at 10:05pm
Thanks, Steph, the scene gave me a shiver. I hope it was some kind of trick, but it looked real to me.
Comment by Steph S. on December 20, 2012 at 5:59pm

Here is your answer Joan - just follow the link.

 

http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=wildlifenews.view_article...

 

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