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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: on Friday

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Neonicotinoids kill songbirds

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat on Friday. 1 Reply

Second Silent Spring? Bird Declines Linked to Popular PesticidesResearch from the Netherlands…Continue

Tags: bird mortality, neonicotinoids

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 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.  

Comment by booklover on September 7, 2012 at 4:11pm

Eye no Patrisha! lol~ Muhlinduh ;)

Comment by Patricia on September 7, 2012 at 4:01pm

Muss speek kurreklee ya no!

Comment by booklover on September 7, 2012 at 3:59pm

A grammatically- correct owl. lol. Wait, did I type that correctly? lol.! Melinda

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 7, 2012 at 12:46pm

Thanks for the explanation of the Gyandromorph. Thanks for sharing the memory looklover.

Comment by booklover on September 7, 2012 at 12:34pm

Ruth that is an AWESOME picture!  I have never seen or heard of one of these!  Beautiful!  My Wonderful Grandparents had lots of Cardinals in their home in paintings (my Grandma was an artist), in little statues, etc.  They both Loved male Cardinals the best of all birds, because red was both their favorite color!  I wish they were alive so I could show them this picture!  Whenever I see a Cardinal I think of them. :) Melinda

Comment by Steph S. on September 7, 2012 at 12:14pm

That's a rare bird Ruth! And I have unfortunately not seen one in the wild. I hope to keep birding and see one someday! They are so unique.

Here's a page about them.

http://www.texasbirdimages.com/home/gynandromorph

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 7, 2012 at 12:10pm

A Gyandromorph Cardinal: One Half Female, the Other Half Male

Comment by Steph S. on September 7, 2012 at 10:08am

Oh that's a really cute Puffin picture Patricia! I love it!

Thanks - so happy to read the posts here and spend time with all of you!

I enjoy all the beautiful pictures!

 

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