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Birdology by Sy Montgomery (Delanceyplace.com)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan on Thursday. 1 Reply

This morning's vignette from Delanceyplace struck me as being worthy of mention here ... so here I am, mentioning it!  Enjoy. ===================== Birds are the only wild animals most people see every day. No matter where we live, birds live with…Continue

Tags: dinosaurs, birds

Climate Change favors ornament decrease

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jan 25. 1 Reply

Those delightful extravagant male ornaments such as bright color and showy plumes are likely to disappear due to selective pressure from the changing climate.…Continue

Tags: birds lose beauty, fancy male plumage

Crows carry objects with sticks

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 29, 2016. 0 Replies

Crows are first animals spotted using tools to carry objectsNew Caledonian crows ... have been filmed inserting…Continue

Tags: use stick to carry object, tool use, New Caldonian crows

Wonders of the World, Birds

Started by Joan Denoo May 10, 2016. 0 Replies

Another gift from Angelica. It just takes my breath away to realize the great diversity that comes about by natural selection. No need for the god hypothesis.   Continue

Bird Window Strikes

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Apr 3, 2016. 1 Reply

Urge nearby cities to dim high-rise lights during bird migration season....the average high-rise is responsible for 700 to 1,000 bird deaths a…Continue

Tags: high-rises kill birds, lights out programs, bird window collisions

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Comment by Steph S. on November 29, 2012 at 6:11pm

Bufflehead maybe?

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 29, 2012 at 6:07pm

Steph, I also had that thought.  Maybe the photo caught the lizard just before it was swallowed.

The white ducks with the black backs were lazily swimming in the slow-flowing, small river that runs through Pocatello at an area that has lots of trees on both sides.  There is a paved path near the river that a fair amount of people walk and ride on, even at this time of year.   The white ducks seemed to be mingling with the Mallards.

Comment by Steph S. on November 29, 2012 at 5:44pm

King Eider

Comment by Steph S. on November 29, 2012 at 5:44pm

Joan I'm not sure if that is Photoshopped or not.

Maybe the photographer just caught the lizard at the time it was in the birds mouth.

Comment by Steph S. on November 29, 2012 at 5:43pm

Thank you Spud for the Mallard pic.

What habitat did you see the duck in? It's very important to note habitat when trying to identify a species of bird.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 29, 2012 at 5:39pm

If anyone knows what duck has white feathers with a black back, I'd like to know.  Next time I'll take my camera, and if I get a picture of one, I'll post it.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 29, 2012 at 5:08pm

Spud, I wonder if it is photoshopped as well. If anyone know, please clue us in.  

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 29, 2012 at 3:47pm

Interesting picture Joan.  I'm not sure what's happening.  I wonder if it's real and if so, if the lizard has the strength to hold the beak open.  Just the way my mind works.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 29, 2012 at 3:19pm

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 29, 2012 at 2:46pm

Went for a 10 mile ride on my recumbent trike this morning along the greenway trail by the Portneuf river.  I saw 10 times more ducks that ever before, and wouldn't you know it, this is the first time I left my camera at home. 

Some were white with black backs, but I just tried to find pictures of them and can't.

Most of ducks today were Mallards:

 

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