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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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Migratory shorebirds could face extinction within a decade

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 26. 1 Reply

Migrating shorebirds that travel to Australia from Siberia are under serious threat from development, which is destroying the vital feeding grounds they rely on during the epic journey.Director of Deakin University’s Centre for Integrative Ecology…Continue

Migratory shorebirds could face extinction within a decade

Started by Steph S. Sep 26. 0 Replies

Migrating shorebirds that travel to Australia from Siberia are under serious threat from development, which is destroying the vital feeding grounds they rely on during the epic journey.Director of Deakin University’s Centre for Integrative Ecology…Continue

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

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Comment by Karl Ford on November 17, 2012 at 6:15am

Thanks, Steph.  Where is the Whooping Crane festival?  Here are some storks fighting over something to eat.  But I call it "Stork Rugby."

Comment by Steph S. on November 16, 2012 at 11:43pm
Thanks Carl for the Sandhill Cranes picture! So beautiful!
Can't wait to see more!
I'm going to the Whooping Crane festival in the spring!
I'm looking to buy a new birding scope - I've been looking online.
Hopefully I can get some good pictures.
Comment by Joan Denoo on November 16, 2012 at 11:38pm

Cornell Lab - Winter Bird Feeding

Can anyone recommend their favorite sunflower seed feeder? What shape do you prefer? How do you clean them?

Comment by Karl Ford on November 16, 2012 at 12:46pm

Thanks, Steph.  But like I said, I take pix of birds.  Don't necessarily know a lot about them.  Here are two Sandhill Cranes taking a break, which you don't often see them do at the same time.  Just like when they eat, one usually keeps watch.  The one with his eye open is watching me trying to get close.  I titled it, "Insomnia."  Sandhills are protected here in FL, and they walk around like they own the place. More later!  Karl

Comment by Steph S. on November 16, 2012 at 11:05am

Hello Karl thanks so much for joining. Those are wonderful pictures.

You will enjoy it here.

Comment by Karl Ford on November 16, 2012 at 9:57am

Thanks, Melinda.  I have a lot more, but I won't bombard you with them all at once.  Karl

Comment by booklover on November 16, 2012 at 8:51am

Great pictures Karl!  Glad you joined this group.  ~Melinda

Comment by Karl Ford on November 16, 2012 at 8:42am

I was hoping I could just add this to the other pic of the osprey, but I guess not, but I'm getting the hang of this.  This is an osprey that caught a fish and ate half of it.  I think he's taking the rest back to the nest...What a guy!

Comment by Karl Ford on November 16, 2012 at 8:22am

This is an Osprey.  They hunt for fish by hovering over the water and then diving into it.  It's fantastic to watch.

Comment by Karl Ford on November 16, 2012 at 8:17am

Hello, I'm a professional photographer that just happens to take a lot of pix of birds, especially since I moved to Florida.  The variety here is amazing, and I've gotten some great shots.  Steph S. invited me some time ago if I wanted to post some, so...

Karl

 

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