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Migratory shorebirds could face extinction within a decade

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 26. 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. 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. 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 Barbara Livingston 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

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Comment by Daniel W on September 30, 2012 at 8:54pm

Beautiful little bird. 

I just added a thistle feeder to my yard.  Now they can get mixed birdseed, or thistles, whichever they want

There is also a suet feeder.

Haven't seen one of these.  Mostly house finches, chicadees, and jays.  

Comment by Steph S. on September 30, 2012 at 8:24pm

Golden-cheeked Warbler

I see these birding at a habitat preserve - beautiful

Comment by Steph S. on September 28, 2012 at 6:10pm

That's so funny Patricia! Love it. Grumpy penguin is grumpy.

Comment by booklover on September 28, 2012 at 6:05pm

lol Patricia, the penguin's face looks exactly like that's what he is thinking! grumble, grumble! :)

Comment by booklover on September 26, 2012 at 7:27am

What a cute story Joan!  Thanks for the links Steph and Sentient!~ Melinda

Comment by Steph S. on September 25, 2012 at 11:23pm
Thank you Sentient Biped I will subscribe to those and look for more.
Appreciate it!
Comment by Daniel W on September 25, 2012 at 10:22pm

Steph, thank you for checking.  I also found birds.com and a bird section on the guardian that look interesting  Thanks again.

Comment by Steph S. on September 25, 2012 at 9:14pm

Joan that sounds lovely. Wonderful story.

Hope you are doing well today.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 25, 2012 at 9:07pm

We lived at Ft. Hood, Tx in the early 1970s and had a "Ranger Station" in our back yard that was a climbing contraption for school age children, with ladders, slides, climbing ropes, with a lot of bells and whistles that made it the favorite toy in the neighborhood. Also participating in the play was a Mockingbird, quite tame. He loved the kids and they returned the affection. They would chatter together and he always came around when the kids had their lunches on the top deck. His wonderful sounds delighted us all.  

Comment by Steph S. on September 25, 2012 at 8:23pm
http://www.whatbird.com/RSS%20Feeds/RSS_Main.aspx
Here's a site that lists some RSS feeds
 

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