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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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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 May 26, 2013 at 9:29am

lol Patricia!

Joan, I love that owl!!~ Mindy

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 25, 2013 at 11:10pm

Spotted Woodpecker, curious over mallard egg

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 25, 2013 at 11:09pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 25, 2013 at 11:09pm

Spring Warbler 

Comment by Steph S. on May 24, 2013 at 5:45pm

Thank you Patricia That was funny. haha

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 24, 2013 at 4:10pm

 Lillie 18 hours ago

" a pair of house finches feeding on the seeds of Lyre Leaf Sage"

I looked for seeds or plants and so far have not found any close by. I will keep an eye out for that plant and hope to attract more house finches. I used to have many, almost all of them are gone. I supply plenty of bird plants, feeding stations, however, the varieties of birds dwindle each year. I have photos of 20 years ago and even had tit mouse ... no more. 

Comment by Lillie on May 24, 2013 at 3:52pm

lol. Patricia.  Heck. LMAO

Comment by Patricia on May 24, 2013 at 12:48pm

Another bad Government Study...

They found about 200 dead crows on the highway between Chatham and Palmerston , Ontario , and there was concern that they may have died from Avian Flu.
The Ontario Government had a bird pathologist examine the remains of all the crows and he confirmed the problem was definitely NOT Avian Flu, much to everyone’s relief. Console" size="4"">
However, he determined that 98% of the crows had been killed by impact with trucks, and only 2% were killed by car impact. (Didn't know there was a difference!) Console" size="4"">
The Province then hired an Ornithological Behaviourist to determine the disproportionate percentages for truck versus car kills. Console" size="4"">
The Ornithological Behaviourist determined the cause in short order. When crows eat road kill, they always set-up a lookoutcrow in a nearby tree to warn of impending danger. Console" size="4"">
His conclusion was that the lookout crow could say “Cah”
but could not say “Truck”.
I just wanted to make sure that you knew that your tax dollars were being wisely spent.
Comment by Steph S. on May 24, 2013 at 9:23am

Love the pictures Tony and Lillie.

Wonderful story Lillie - thank you so much for sharing your story with us.

Comment by booklover on May 24, 2013 at 8:44am

Lillie, that is a cool story! 

With all these absolutely gorgeous colors of birds, it just goes to show that no matter what humans can do with art, nature already has it beat!

 

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