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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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Birdology by Sy Montgomery (Delanceyplace.com)

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

Comment by Steph S. on September 7, 2012 at 12:14pm

That's a rare bird Ruth! And I have unfortunately not seen one in the wild. I hope to keep birding and see one someday! They are so unique.

Here's a page about them.

http://www.texasbirdimages.com/home/gynandromorph

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 7, 2012 at 12:10pm

A Gyandromorph Cardinal: One Half Female, the Other Half Male

Comment by Steph S. on September 7, 2012 at 10:08am

Oh that's a really cute Puffin picture Patricia! I love it!

Thanks - so happy to read the posts here and spend time with all of you!

I enjoy all the beautiful pictures!

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 7, 2012 at 12:33am

Booklover, the bluebird is just splendid! Such a beautiful creature. I do hope the come back again; haven't seen one since I was a child. 

Comment by Steph S. on September 6, 2012 at 8:41pm

I love the bluebird Booklover!

My Trumpet Vines didn't take 5 years to bloom - not exactly sure on the time - but I think a year or so - maybe 2.

Comment by Lillie on September 6, 2012 at 8:32pm

Joan, I have been told it takes a trumpet vine 5 years to bloom.

Comment by Steph S. on September 6, 2012 at 5:56pm

Oh wow! Lots of lovely pictures posted here today!

I love the Texas Bluebonnets Tony - much appreciated!

Thanks for the Sandhill Crane picture Joan - very cool!

Oh and Joan your Bluebonnets are lovely too. I really love the mix of colors in the photo.

How wonderful to see all these beautiful photos!

Right booklover, maybe they have peanuts on the bird airline - very cute! : )

 

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