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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 Peter Cordel on October 27, 2012 at 11:34am

Joan, where is the pale-headed rosella from?

Comment by Peter Cordel on October 27, 2012 at 11:32am

Some blue jays having fun, and I was lucky enough to see them with a camera in hand. I do not know what they were saying nor why.

http://youtu.be/U5scqEMow28

Comment by Peter Cordel on October 27, 2012 at 11:04am

Very nice blue jay nestlings. Love it.

Comment by Peter Cordel on October 27, 2012 at 11:02am

This is something that just happened in front of me, fortunately, I had the camera. NPR's "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me," was on the radio, but the bluejays are louder.

http://youtu.be/U5scqEMow28

Comment by Steph S. on October 27, 2012 at 10:16am

Mr. Peterdactyl - you have a wonderful yard to be able to capture all those birds with your camera. Just lovely.

You are very talented with photography. Thanks so much for sharing your work with us.

I'll have to look into getting that bird seed you speak of. I get mine from Wildbirds Unlimited.

The Pale-headed Rosella is a beautiful bird Joan. Thanks for the picture.

Comment by Steph S. on October 27, 2012 at 10:10am

Blue Jay feeding its young.

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)

 

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