Birding, Birders and all things Birds


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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Firehawk Raptors

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 13. 0 Replies

These Birds of Prey Are Deliberately Setting Forests on FireMany birds, like crows, are smart.…Continue

Tags: birds spreading fire

Birdology by Sy Montgomery (

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan May 25, 2017. 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, 2017. 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

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Comment by Steph S. on September 9, 2012 at 8:21pm
Oh hey everyone! I meant to say a beautiful sight - not site - hehe!
Thanks for visiting today. I see we have all sorts of wonderful posts here.
Patricia I love the beautiful owl you posted!
Joan the scene you write about sounds so lovely and wonderful I would like to be there with you and the beautiful birds.
Tony I love the Peru bird! Gorgeous!
Booklover I would love to teach you the birds and their names! I love this stuff! It's my passion!
Idaho Spud I hope you get to see a hummingbird - they are so lovely!
Comment by Tony Carroll on September 9, 2012 at 8:12pm

Andean Cock-of-the Rock, native to the Andean cloud forest. Also the unofficial national bird of Peru. Strikingly gorgeous.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 9, 2012 at 1:23pm

Steph, I got busy doing other things and forgot to look for Hummingbirds.  I went out several times this morning, but saw none.  I'll try afternoon when it's warmer.  I noticed the flowers are near an end, that may be why.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 8, 2012 at 7:07pm

It is 5:00 PM and the birds wake up from their nap and sit in the arborvitae, making a lot of noise, snacking at the feeders and getting drinks. The sun is low on the western horizon, coming under my umbrella; warm, a little breeze. A lovely way to end the day. I emptied a compost bin and spread it around places that look like they need a little zip in their lives. Not much, I don't want the plants to start another burst of bloom at this time of year. We have frost warning for this weekend for low areas (that is where I am). 
Hundreds of Sun Gold tomatoes still green on the vine and we eat them as fast as they ripen. The Stupice have produced nicely, but half are still green. I have an old quilt my grandmother made and has many of the old coats we wore when I was a child; she  later used it on her tomatoes. We get another season from that old rag  treasure. 

Comment by Steph S. on September 8, 2012 at 11:06am

More Cedar Waxwings

Comment by Steph S. on September 8, 2012 at 11:04am

I love Cedar Waxwings and saw a whole tree of them during winter migration! What a most beautiful site!

Comment by Steph S. on September 8, 2012 at 11:03am

Idaho Spud did you see any hummingbirds?

Booklover those are great! Thanks so much for posting the pictures. It's ok if the pic is the same - no worries.

So how is everyone doing this morning?

Comment by Steph S. on September 8, 2012 at 11:01am

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 7, 2012 at 5:01pm

My neighbor has a trumpet vine that uses my fence to gain altitude.  Its behind my garage so I don't see it very often, but it's a nice view when I go back there.  I'm now going to take my chair back there and see if I can spot some hummingbirds.  

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 7, 2012 at 12:46pm

Thanks for the explanation of the Gyandromorph. Thanks for sharing the memory looklover.


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