Birding, Birders and all things Birds


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: on Wednesday

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Bird nests from my yard

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by BarbaraSATX Jul 25. 1 Reply


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

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Comment by Joan Denoo on September 9, 2012 at 11:12pm

Weather forecast change. Seems an expected cold snap is diverted. Whew! It is 9 PM and 64 degrees. More ripe tomatoes ahead!

Comment by Steph S. on September 9, 2012 at 8:53pm
Wow! A glass frog! I love how you can see the organs Tony! I'll have to research that frog.
Melinda that is music to my ears. : )
Nature is diverse and wonderful!
Comment by Tony Carroll on September 9, 2012 at 8:47pm

Yes Melinda, it is just so amazing how evolution works. It is mind boggling. I know this isn't a bird, but here is something else I have that blows me away. A glass frog.

Comment by booklover on September 9, 2012 at 8:38pm

Tony that bird is awesome!!!  Nature is so diverse and beautiful!  I love seeing all these birds.  And to think they came from dinosaurs!  Isn't that so amazing?!

Steph, thanks!  I would love to learn!~ Melinda

Comment by Steph S. on September 9, 2012 at 8:21pm
Oh hey everyone! I meant to say a beautiful sight - not site - hehe!
Thanks for visiting today. I see we have all sorts of wonderful posts here.
Patricia I love the beautiful owl you posted!
Joan the scene you write about sounds so lovely and wonderful I would like to be there with you and the beautiful birds.
Tony I love the Peru bird! Gorgeous!
Booklover I would love to teach you the birds and their names! I love this stuff! It's my passion!
Idaho Spud I hope you get to see a hummingbird - they are so lovely!
Comment by Tony Carroll on September 9, 2012 at 8:12pm

Andean Cock-of-the Rock, native to the Andean cloud forest. Also the unofficial national bird of Peru. Strikingly gorgeous.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 9, 2012 at 1:23pm

Steph, I got busy doing other things and forgot to look for Hummingbirds.  I went out several times this morning, but saw none.  I'll try afternoon when it's warmer.  I noticed the flowers are near an end, that may be why.

Comment by Sentient Biped on September 9, 2012 at 6:46am

THose cedar waxwings are beautiful.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 8, 2012 at 7:07pm

It is 5:00 PM and the birds wake up from their nap and sit in the arborvitae, making a lot of noise, snacking at the feeders and getting drinks. The sun is low on the western horizon, coming under my umbrella; warm, a little breeze. A lovely way to end the day. I emptied a compost bin and spread it around places that look like they need a little zip in their lives. Not much, I don't want the plants to start another burst of bloom at this time of year. We have frost warning for this weekend for low areas (that is where I am). 
Hundreds of Sun Gold tomatoes still green on the vine and we eat them as fast as they ripen. The Stupice have produced nicely, but half are still green. I have an old quilt my grandmother made and has many of the old coats we wore when I was a child; she  later used it on her tomatoes. We get another season from that old rag  treasure. 

Comment by Patricia on September 8, 2012 at 5:32pm


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