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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!

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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

Penguin brains not changed by loss of flight

Started by Joan Denoo Mar 10, 2016. 0 Replies

Penguin brains not changed by loss of flight"Losing the ability to fly gave ancient penguins their unique locomotion style. But leaving the sky behind…Continue

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Comment by Steph S. on November 17, 2012 at 10:21am

Thank you Carl for the stork pictures. Love it.

Comment by Steph S. on November 17, 2012 at 10:21am

The Whooping Crane festival is in Port Aransas, TX (Mustang Island,TX) in the Spring.

http://www.whoopingcranefestival.org/

Comment by Karl Ford on November 17, 2012 at 6:15am

Thanks, Steph.  Where is the Whooping Crane festival?  Here are some storks fighting over something to eat.  But I call it "Stork Rugby."

Comment by Steph S. on November 16, 2012 at 11:43pm
Thanks Carl for the Sandhill Cranes picture! So beautiful!
Can't wait to see more!
I'm going to the Whooping Crane festival in the spring!
I'm looking to buy a new birding scope - I've been looking online.
Hopefully I can get some good pictures.
Comment by Joan Denoo on November 16, 2012 at 11:38pm

Cornell Lab - Winter Bird Feeding

Can anyone recommend their favorite sunflower seed feeder? What shape do you prefer? How do you clean them?

Comment by Karl Ford on November 16, 2012 at 12:46pm

Thanks, Steph.  But like I said, I take pix of birds.  Don't necessarily know a lot about them.  Here are two Sandhill Cranes taking a break, which you don't often see them do at the same time.  Just like when they eat, one usually keeps watch.  The one with his eye open is watching me trying to get close.  I titled it, "Insomnia."  Sandhills are protected here in FL, and they walk around like they own the place. More later!  Karl

Comment by Steph S. on November 16, 2012 at 11:05am

Hello Karl thanks so much for joining. Those are wonderful pictures.

You will enjoy it here.

Comment by Karl Ford on November 16, 2012 at 9:57am

Thanks, Melinda.  I have a lot more, but I won't bombard you with them all at once.  Karl

Comment by Karl Ford on November 16, 2012 at 8:42am

I was hoping I could just add this to the other pic of the osprey, but I guess not, but I'm getting the hang of this.  This is an osprey that caught a fish and ate half of it.  I think he's taking the rest back to the nest...What a guy!

Comment by Karl Ford on November 16, 2012 at 8:22am

This is an Osprey.  They hunt for fish by hovering over the water and then diving into it.  It's fantastic to watch.

 

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