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 Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 2, 2013 at 11:51pm

Wow, interesting news about Storm petrels, Dallas. Thanks. What an example of the value of parks.

Thanks for the bird pictures, guys. Especially the feeding birds, Tony. Seeing them together is, as Joan says, soothing and relaxing. You can imagine yourself sitting watching them.

Comment by Steph S. on April 2, 2013 at 9:07pm

booklover that owl on the fence picture is great!

Comment by Steph S. on April 2, 2013 at 9:06pm

Abigail welcome to the group!

Comment by Steph S. on April 2, 2013 at 9:06pm

Oh I love that Patricia! Thanks so much for the video.

Comment by A Former Member on March 31, 2013 at 1:52pm

Lol. Too cute. 

Comment by Patricia on March 31, 2013 at 1:47pm

Just need to cool off.......

Comment by booklover on March 30, 2013 at 10:08pm

Well it sounds like you are doing a wonderful job Dominic, and I think it's wonderful that you get to live your dream.  It's a great dream! All of your animals are so lucky to have you.~ Melinda

Comment by Dominic Florio on March 30, 2013 at 9:22pm

My mom says that I was imitating the dog before I learned to talk.  I have always had many animals and I started to collect more when I was forced into retirement.  The problem is that most of my income goes into taking care of them.  You learn how to feed high quality but to pay lower prices.  You learn how to make and re[pair things yourself.  The dogs do not care if their toys are cartoon characters or $1 plush toys from the dollar store.  I like the cartoon characters. I also feed raw to my dogs and cats.  I have a volunteer who collects veggies that are being discarded from the flea market and brings them once or twice a week.  That helps stretch the feed and goes to the chickens, other poultry and the tortoises.  The rabbits, guinea pigs and prairie dogs have pellets and grain, but every night I collect a wheel barrel full of wild grasses for them.  My goats have pellets and hay, but I collect Brazilian pepper limbs for them every evening.  And of course, I live in an unincorporated area, on an acre and one half.  So my neighbors nor the county have anything to say, and my neighbors like the animals anyway.  This was my dream and I'm living it.  Sure I would like more income so that I wouldn't have to  worry about the bills, but like many people, I'm doing my best.

Comment by booklover on March 30, 2013 at 9:22pm

Comment by booklover on March 30, 2013 at 9:08pm

Dominic how cool you have so many animals!  I am sure they are well-loved and cared for.  It is obvious how much you adore animals of all kinds.  Thanks for showing us the pictures.  I have a 10-year old Black Lab named Molly, a 12-year old long-haired black cat named Dale, an 11-year old tabby named Lula, and a 4-year old long-haired gray (with a dot of white on her chest and tummy) cat named Dora.  I wish we could have more, but we have a small house, and the city ordinance says a mix of 4 cats and/or dogs.  I might sneak in a kitten at some point! ;)

 

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