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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: 32
Latest Activity: Apr 11

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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

Hummingbirds' 22-million-year-old history of remarkable change is far from complete

Started by Steph S. Apr 9. 0 Replies

The first comprehensive map of hummingbirds' 22-million-year-old family tree -- reconstructed based on careful analysis of 284 of the world's 338 known species -- tells a story of rapid and ongoing diversification. The decade-long study also helps…Continue

Pictures from my Coastal birding tip

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 9. 2 Replies

Recently I went to view the Whooping Cranes at a Wildlife refuge - putting up a few pics for everyone.…Continue

Massive seabird mortality reported in Atlantic

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 7. 1 Reply

March 2014: Following the severe storms of the last three months, more…Continue

A Bird Flies South, and It’s News

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 7. 2 Replies

DUXBURY, Mass. — The snowy owl seemed almost complacent, showing the…Continue

Disinfect bird feeders twice monthly

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Jan 10. 5 Replies

Studying the evolution of virulence in bird disease, researchers discovered that virulence increases once a disease is established in an area. They suggest that evolution toward virulence is assisted by easy transmission around bird feeders.Bird…Continue

Tags: disfinfect bird feeders, avian disease virulence

Human Expansion Is Leaving Osprey of Canaries Cornered

Started by Steph S. Nov 29, 2013. 0 Replies

Nov. 21, 2013 — A team of scientists from the GOHNIC Association in the…Continue

Add Your Voice to Protect the Red Knot from Extinction

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Liz E Nov 26, 2013. 1 Reply

The Red Knot has one of the most impressive migrations in the…Continue

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Comment by booklover on November 23, 2012 at 8:01am

Great pictures everyone!  Joan, it is so cool that you and your neighbors leave cracked-corn along the street for the turkeys!  We see them in our neighborhood off and on too.

Steph was right, I posted that cat/turkey pic.  I love it!  I hope that cat finally got some turkey!!! :)

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  I am NOT going shopping today! lol

Comment by Tony Carroll on November 23, 2012 at 7:07am

Comment by Steph S. on November 22, 2012 at 9:41pm

Wonderful news Lillie - thanks!

Comment by Steph S. on November 22, 2012 at 9:40pm

Oh that picture Joan was from Melinda - she posted it in Hang with Friends.

Comment by Lillie on November 22, 2012 at 8:05pm

Five Whoopers are flying into St. Marks Wildlife Refuge south of Tallahassee tomorrow to over winter and are being led by their light weight flying machine master.  This will be the first time Whoopers will be over wintering at this refuge which will be exciting for bird watchers in the area.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 22, 2012 at 3:07pm

The turkey is in the oven and smells so good, all stuffed with dressing filled with lots of herbs I picked this morning. I hope you all have a wonderful day with family and friends, that you have delicious food, stimulating conversations ... not just the weather or sports or work, but real rip-roaring invigorating discussions. I am send this picture you have all seen, but I just love it. 

WHEN IS DINNER?!!!

Forgive me, I forgot who sent this, and it delights me. Thanks to whoever sent it. I usually keep the name of the sender with their photos, but not this time. 

Comment by Steph S. on November 22, 2012 at 2:56pm

Thank you Sentient for the turkey picture.

Joan I appreciate that turkey story. Thanks for the link.

I hope everyone is having a good day.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 22, 2012 at 2:53pm

Police called to South Hill turkey squabble

These turkeys roost someplace to the east of me and go past my house to get to Manito Park pond to the west of me. Our neighbors and I keep cracked corn along the street to nourish them on their journey. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 22, 2012 at 2:40pm

Thanks Sentient. A lovely image of a bird that brings us so much pleasure. Was it Ben Franklin who wanted turkey for the national bird?

Comment by Sentient Biped on November 22, 2012 at 12:44pm

bird of the day.

pic via commons.wikimedia.org

File:Turkeys and guinea hen at animal sanctuary.jpg

 

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