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: 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 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!

Comment by Patricia on May 23, 2013 at 9:58pm

Amazing nature!

Comment by Lillie on May 23, 2013 at 9:42pm

I recently had an interesting little drama outside of my kitchen window.  There was a pair of house finches feeding on the seeds of Lyre Leaf Sage that dot my untidy front yard.  The Lyre Leaf Sage sends up a slender stalk from variegated basal leaves.  The blue flowers bloom around the stalk and the seeds are then in these round rosettes on the stalk.  The little birds would jump up on a stalk to bend it down on the ground.  Then they would stand on the stalk and pick out the sends.  The pair went from plant to plant repeating this behavior.  I have not seen this before and was quite amazed.

Lyre Leaf Sage

Comment by Lillie on May 23, 2013 at 9:13pm

The Meadowlark perfectly matches the Golden Asters.

Comment by Patricia on May 23, 2013 at 8:46pm

That bird posed for the photo, didn't it? Hahaha! Gorgeous!!!

Comment by Tony Carroll on May 23, 2013 at 8:40pm

Beautiful birds, Steph. Here's one for you;

                           Western Meadowlark 

Comment by Steph S. on May 23, 2013 at 11:29am

Welcome to the group G!

Comment by Steph S. on May 23, 2013 at 10:20am

Red-headed Woodpecker

Comment by Steph S. on May 23, 2013 at 10:19am

Red-headed Woodpecker

 

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