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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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Global seabird populations have dropped 70 per cent in past 60 years say researchers

Started by Steph S. on Thursday. 0 Replies

Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) have revealed…Continue

Petey the Puffin tells the future

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 16. 3 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

Seabirds may navigate by scent

Started by Steph S. Jul 15. 0 Replies

Seabirds called shearwaters manage to navigate across long stretches of…Continue

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

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Comment by Joan Denoo on January 11, 2013 at 3:52pm

These photos are so incredibly beautiful. Sparrows, Starlings, Crows, occasional Goldfinch come to my yard and I use food and bird recordings trying to tease in more in. 
With all these beautiful birds, we have to make sure they survive our chemicals and practices. 

Steph and Tony, thank you so very much. 

Comment by Steph S. on January 11, 2013 at 10:48am

Tony - those are great pictures. I love the Mandarin Duck and the King Vulture.

Scarlet Tanager

Comment by Tony Carroll on January 11, 2013 at 5:43am

Comment by Tony Carroll on January 11, 2013 at 1:40am

The Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata), or just Mandarin, is a medium-sized, East Asian perching duck, closely related to the North American Wood Duck. It is 41–49 cm long with a 65–75 cm wingspan.

The adult male is a striking and unmistakable bird. It has a red bill, large white crescent above the eye and reddish face and "whiskers". The breast is purple with two vertical white bars, and the flanks ruddy, with two orange "sails" at the back. The female is similar to female Wood Duck, with a white eye-ring and stripe running back from the eye, but is paler below, has a small white flank stripe, and a pale tip to its bill.[2] The Mandarin ducklings are almost identical in look to Wood ducklings, and appear very similar to Mallard ducklings. The ducklings can be distinguished from Mallard ducklings because the eye-stripe of Mandarin ducklings (and Wood ducklings) stops at the eye, while in Mallard ducklings it reaches all the way to the bill

Comment by Steph S. on January 10, 2013 at 12:29am
That sounds like a really cool site to see Booklover - how awesome!
Comment by Steph S. on January 10, 2013 at 12:28am
Wow Tony! Such beautiful pictures I love the black swans and koi and the Tailorbirds! Thanks for sharing your finds with us! We love to look at the beautiful pictures!
Comment by Tony Carroll on January 9, 2013 at 12:55am

Tailorbirds. Old world warbler. Tailorbirds get their name from the way their nest is constructed. The edges of a large leaf are pierced and sewn together with plant fibre or spider's web to make a cradle in which the actual grass nest is built.

Comment by Tony Carroll on January 8, 2013 at 8:56pm

Black swans in a pond of koi.

Comment by Steph S. on January 8, 2013 at 7:41pm

Oh how beautiful Joan - I love those flocking birds.

Comment by Joan Denoo on January 8, 2013 at 7:38pm

Flocking 

 

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