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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 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

Comment by booklover on September 8, 2012 at 11:42am

Beautiful pics of Cedar Waxwings Steph!  I'm not very good with knowing the names of many birds yet, but I'm excited to learn on here.

Comment by Steph S. on September 8, 2012 at 11:06am

More Cedar Waxwings

Comment by Steph S. on September 8, 2012 at 11:04am

I love Cedar Waxwings and saw a whole tree of them during winter migration! What a most beautiful site!

Comment by Steph S. on September 8, 2012 at 11:03am

Idaho Spud did you see any hummingbirds?

Booklover those are great! Thanks so much for posting the pictures. It's ok if the pic is the same - no worries.

So how is everyone doing this morning?

Comment by Steph S. on September 8, 2012 at 11:01am

Comment by booklover on September 8, 2012 at 10:22am

OOps!~  I put up the same pic and don't know how to remove it!  The one below is the one I meant to put up.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 7, 2012 at 5:01pm

My neighbor has a trumpet vine that uses my fence to gain altitude.  Its behind my garage so I don't see it very often, but it's a nice view when I go back there.  I'm now going to take my chair back there and see if I can spot some hummingbirds.  

 

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