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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 on Tuesday. 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 March 11, 2013 at 4:49pm

Love those aviary pictures Dominic - beautiful stunning birds that you have. They are very unique looking birds.

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 11, 2013 at 2:57pm

I am just amazed at all the diversity and beauty shown in these photos. 

Dominic, your Jcobian Pigeons look regal. Do they have different personalities?

Tony, again you bring us stunning photos; The peacocks are so pretty, even as they are grey. Designs and fractal patterns exist, even with few colors; lovely grays and blues.  I wonder if Zebra Finch occurs in nature or if they are bred? 

Much as I love bats in my garden, I really don't like their looks; this one is particularly un-beautiful ... in a way. 

Swinhoes Pheasant offer pretty patterns of design and color. I wonder how that came to be? 

The Flying Duck orchid ... now that is a treasure. Do you know where it originated? 

I watched Puffins in Ireland and that is exactly how they look when they fly from the Atlantic Ocean to their perches on steep rock cliffs of Skelig Michael. Here is a video I Googled:

A Journey to Skellig Michael During Puffin Season

I had no camera in those days, however, this tells of a magical journey to an island I visited while tracking down ancient circles of the goddesses. Puffin have no fear of people, and i could sit among a group and watch, close up. 

When Christianity arrived in Ireland, the old Celtic practitioners were put to death, their sites destroyed, and many present sites are transformed into Roman Catholic sites. 

Comment by amer chohan on March 11, 2013 at 1:17pm

Tony Grey Peacock is beautiful. I love it.

Comment by Dominic Florio on March 11, 2013 at 10:46am

These are my own Jcobian Pigeons from my aviary.

Comment by Steph S. on March 11, 2013 at 10:15am

Wow Tony! I love all those pictures you posted. Beautiful

Comment by Tony Carroll on March 11, 2013 at 7:22am

The Grey Peacock

Comment by Tony Carroll on March 11, 2013 at 7:11am

A pair of Zebra Finch

Comment by Tony Carroll on March 11, 2013 at 7:09am

OK. He's a mammal, not a bird. But he does fly. A Tube Nosed Bat.

Comment by Tony Carroll on March 11, 2013 at 7:06am

Swinhoes Pheasant

Comment by Tony Carroll on March 11, 2013 at 7:03am

Looks like a bird, huh. The Flying Duck orchid.

 

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