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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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Bird-Safe Wind Power

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jun 30. 1 Reply

Chaska company designs wind turbine of the futureBird proof wind energy that harvests works in low wind, what a…Continue

Tags: bird safe, wind energy, SheerWind's INVELOX technology

Male peacocks keep eyes low when checking out competition

Started by Steph S. Jun 16. 0 Replies

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA — Eye-tracking cameras show that peacocks checking out…Continue

Go fish! Ancient birds evolved specialist diving adaptations

Started by Steph S. May 26. 0 Replies

Date:May 22, 2015Source:Taylor & FrancisSummary:A new study of…Continue

These birds provide their own drum beat

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo May 23. 1 Reply

Listen closely to a Java sparrow sing: Interspersed among the notes…Continue

Bird flu found at 4 more Iowa farms with 2M chickens

Started by Steph S. Apr 27. 0 Replies

Some sad news today about the bird flu virus.State officials say the bird flu virus has been found in four more northwest Iowa poultry farms with more than 2 million chickens.The Iowa Department of Agriculture announced Monday there were probable…Continue

Researchers create tool to predict avian flu outbreaks

Started by Steph S. Apr 13. 0 Replies

A simple and effective portable tool to predict avian flu outbreaks on farms has been created by University of Guelph researchers.U of G researchers devised a real-time way to analyze chickens and other farm birds for avian flu. The tool uses a…Continue

Gulf Oil Spill still affects US birds

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 31. 0 Replies

Nearly five years after the Gulf Oil Spill, BP is still denying it's impact on wildlife. A National Wildlife Federation report cites 20 species still significantly affected. Migrating birds spread the toxins.The National Wildlife Federation’s report…Continue

Tags: BP oil spill

Why are snowy owls moving so far from their Arctic home? And where can I spot one?

Started by Steph S. Jan 4. 0 Replies

A snowy owl surveys photographer Conrad Kuiper from atop…Continue

Migratory shorebirds could face extinction within a decade

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo Sep 26, 2014. 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

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Comment by Steph S. on October 5, 2012 at 11:06pm
I love the Secretary Bird photo!
Beautiful bird!
Thanks Tony!
I think I meant to put my giraffe pic in the Wildlife group - but oh well.
I'll have to get another picture for my Wildlife group.
Comment by Tony Carroll on October 5, 2012 at 10:21pm

Look at this handsome fellow. Secretary bird. Endemic to sub-Saharan Africa,. found in all areas. Is a raptor, can fly quite gracefully, but seems to prefer staying on the ground.

 

Comment by Steph S. on October 4, 2012 at 11:21am

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 3, 2012 at 10:18pm

Thanks for the scary bird pictures, Sentient Biped. Some call out for captions.

Comment by Steph S. on October 3, 2012 at 9:16pm

Oh wow! How wonderful! So many new posts here.

Your yard sounds wonderful Sentient - a real treat for the birds.

Ruth - that's a great cartoon - and if they keep cutting down the trees to build roads - that's exactly what it will look like.

Sentient - cool picture from Birdzilla. Nice.

Crocoduck is great Joan - thanks. People just don't understand evolution - you are right.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 3, 2012 at 9:02pm

What is the bird at the tail, a pigeon? I named your photo "sharpigeon" until corrected. 

Comment by Daniel W on October 3, 2012 at 8:51pm

That one would scare me at the feeder too!

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 3, 2012 at 8:49pm

Reminds me of crocoduck:

Comment by Daniel W on October 3, 2012 at 7:36pm

10 scariest birds, via Birdzilla.com

My favorite:

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 3, 2012 at 5:53pm

 

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