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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
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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

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 Tony Carroll on November 30, 2012 at 8:54pm

Just getting home, trying to catch up. This was in my inbox. Beautiful owl.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 30, 2012 at 7:53pm

Thanks, Steph and Spud, for increasing my awareness of ducks. I shall will pay more attention to them. 

Comment by booklover on November 30, 2012 at 4:23pm

Pretty ducks Spud!  Thanks for showing them to us.  Your recumbent trike sounds perfect! :)

Comment by Patricia on November 30, 2012 at 2:01pm

Pretty decent photos, but I've not seen anything like that either. Nice to look at though.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 30, 2012 at 1:50pm

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Comment by Idaho Spud on November 30, 2012 at 1:46pm

Went to the river again today and got some pictures of the white ducks.  Poor quality pictures, but I think they're good enough to identify them.

I cannot find them on the internet.  I'm wondering if they are some kind of domesticated Mallard or a Mallard cross of some kind.  I've not seen any except in a group of Mallards.  Anyway, here's some of the pictures I took:

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 30, 2012 at 12:47pm

It's also nice for going just as slow as I want while looking for something (like ducks in the river), without wobbling all over the place.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 30, 2012 at 12:42pm

Yes, booklover, I love my recumbent trike.  I haven't ridden a regular bike for about 12 years because they were hurting my hands and rear no matter how much padding I tried.  This recumbent feels almost like riding in an easy-chair.  No more pain :)

They also go just as fast as a regular bike or faster, because you sit down low and more or less reclining so there is less wind resistance.  Going uphill they are slower, but going down, faster.  They can also slide in the gravel without tipping over and you can stop and enjoy the view or whatever without getting off.  Just sitting in the comfortable seat.

 

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