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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 Steph S. on January 11, 2013 at 4:30pm

Wood Duck pair.

Comment by Steph S. on January 11, 2013 at 4:28pm

Beautiful picture Joan. Your yard sounds like a haven for wildlife. Sounds so peaceful and relaxing. It's wonderful to be out in nature.

Your welcome Joan. : )

Comment by Patricia on January 11, 2013 at 4:20pm

What a neat photo Joan!

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 11, 2013 at 4:10pm

Daily visitors and very welcome 

Thanks to Cheryl Smith from Birdcam Italia

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 11, 2013 at 3:52pm

These photos are so incredibly beautiful. Sparrows, Starlings, Crows, occasional Goldfinch come to my yard and I use food and bird recordings trying to tease in more in. 
With all these beautiful birds, we have to make sure they survive our chemicals and practices. 

Steph and Tony, thank you so very much. 

Comment by Patricia on January 11, 2013 at 3:36pm

Gorgeous birds & that Mandarin is so interestingly colored! 

Comment by booklover on January 11, 2013 at 2:21pm

Steph, I absolutely Love that Scarlet Tanager!  Makes me smile just to look at something in nature so beautiful. :)

Comment by Steph S. on January 11, 2013 at 10:48am

Tony - those are great pictures. I love the Mandarin Duck and the King Vulture.

Scarlet Tanager

Comment by Tony Carroll on January 11, 2013 at 5:43am

Comment by Tony Carroll on January 11, 2013 at 1:40am

The Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata), or just Mandarin, is a medium-sized, East Asian perching duck, closely related to the North American Wood Duck. It is 41–49 cm long with a 65–75 cm wingspan.

The adult male is a striking and unmistakable bird. It has a red bill, large white crescent above the eye and reddish face and "whiskers". The breast is purple with two vertical white bars, and the flanks ruddy, with two orange "sails" at the back. The female is similar to female Wood Duck, with a white eye-ring and stripe running back from the eye, but is paler below, has a small white flank stripe, and a pale tip to its bill.[2] The Mandarin ducklings are almost identical in look to Wood ducklings, and appear very similar to Mallard ducklings. The ducklings can be distinguished from Mallard ducklings because the eye-stripe of Mandarin ducklings (and Wood ducklings) stops at the eye, while in Mallard ducklings it reaches all the way to the bill

 

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