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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 booklover on October 27, 2012 at 8:37am

Mr Peterdactyl, your pictures are just wonderful!

Joan, that is one fancy bird!

Comment by Peter Cordel on October 27, 2012 at 7:57am

Robin headed back to the nest to feed Mom and the child(ren) Peter

Comment by Peter Cordel on October 27, 2012 at 7:52am

I go cheap with suet and buy it 8-in-a-box at ACE hardware. The birds seem to love it. The box, on sale, is $5 and at its worse is $9-10. It is not fancy, but the birds that live here are just fine with it.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 27, 2012 at 2:46am

Pale-headed Rosella (Platycercus adscitus)

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 27, 2012 at 1:46am

Mr Peterdactyl, Do you get your suet at the pet store? or from another source

Comment by Peter Cordel on October 27, 2012 at 12:23am

Bushtits apparently like suet.

Comment by Peter Cordel on October 27, 2012 at 12:20am

Steller's jay, Colorado Springs. I almost never see them, but this fall the front range drought has brought them down to my peanuts, dog food, and water. Peter

Comment by Peter Cordel on October 26, 2012 at 11:15pm

Thanks for the kind comments, Steph S.. They are appreciated.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 26, 2012 at 10:15pm

Rediscovery of Sillem's Mountain Finch

"In early June 2012, Yann Muzika photographed many finches during a difficult trek in Yeniugou Valley in western Qinghai, China (1500km east of Kushku Maidan), including one he could not identify. In August, he sent a batch of photographs to Krys Kazmierczak, the maintainer of OrientalBirdImages.org, who immediately identified the mystery bird as the long-lost Sillem's Mountain Finch."

Comment by Steph S. on October 26, 2012 at 9:36pm
Wow! I'm amazed! These are so awesome! I hit the jackpot!
Booklover those are amazing pics you found. I just love the bird riding in the back of the other.
Mr. Peterdactyl I love the hawk picture you took from your backyard and the Halloweeen bird photo. You are a great photographer!
Yes I love Halloween.
And Booklover the picture you got from Facebook with the bird and the preying Mantis - awesome!
 

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