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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 Joan Denoo on November 12, 2012 at 5:42pm

Tony, the photos on Amazon Birding: Peru, amazes me, from where does all that color come? I have never seen such sights. thanks so much. 

Dallas, I will have Caesar Salad more often, it is so very good. Thanks. 

Comment by Steph S. on November 12, 2012 at 6:13am

Thank you so very much Tony for your post!

I will most certainly check out that site.

Appreciate it.

All of you have a wonderful day.

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 12, 2012 at 5:28am

Blanquillo Clay Lick one of the famous places for Birders, Photographers and Wildlife Enthusiast like you my dear friend! Manu Biosphere Reserve. Amazon Birding Peru
Comment by Joan Denoo on November 11, 2012 at 11:28pm

Dallas, this is even better than I thought. 

Comment by A Former Member on November 11, 2012 at 6:51pm

You know, you can also use shall to patronize or dismiss someone, or make it clear that you have no intention of doing something. If someone tells you that you are too heavy and you really shouldn't have a second helping of cake, you can say "I shall remember that in the future, " which would mean, of course, "mind your own damn business because I'm going to eat as much cake as I want."

Whereas, if you said "I will remember that in the future," your intention would be to acknowledge that bit of advice as beneficial to losing weight. 

This is what I love about language: the entire meaning of a sentence can be changed by one small and seemingly insignificant word. 

Comment by booklover on November 11, 2012 at 6:28pm

I agree that is interesting about the word shall!  I will have to tell my daughter, she will like that!  Thanks for all the beautiful bird pictures everyone has found and put here.  Beautiful!  And thanks to Steph for starting the group! :)

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 11, 2012 at 6:06pm

Dallas, I had no idea. I like British comedy and they always use shall and shant and they sound kind of cool. Now I know. 

I shall start a bird journal next year. 

I will take my pills tonight. 

Makes good sense. Thanks. 

Comment by Steph S. on November 11, 2012 at 6:00pm

Roseate Spoonbill

Lovely coastal bird.

Comment by Steph S. on November 11, 2012 at 5:58pm

Thank you Dallas on your explanation of word choice. It's very important when writing.

Comment by Steph S. on November 11, 2012 at 5:55pm
 

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