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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Latest Activity: Oct 22

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High-flying birds recruited for meteorology

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Gerald Payne Oct 16. 1 Reply

Weather watching may soon be for the birds.Monitoring the flight…Continue

Arranged Bird Marriages Are Less Successful Than True Love

Started by Steph S. Sep 17. 0 Replies

Love ConnectionZebra finches have a lot in common with human couples: They…Continue

Songbird habitat affects reproduction, survival

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Steph S. Aug 28. 2 Replies

A University of Montana professor who studies birds around the…Continue

Little Tern's air miles equal two and a half times round the world

Started by Steph S. Aug 10. 0 Replies

Wildlife conservationists studying rare Little Terns nesting…Continue

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

Started by Steph S. Jul 23. 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

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Comment by Joan Denoo on October 22, 2015 at 12:19pm

Steph, I built bird feeding stations all around the house using cut-off tree stumps. In the spring, I planted bird and butterfly attracting plants around the stumps and put handfuls of birdseed on the stumps. Just outside my bedroom window where I sit and read my Atheist Nexus mail, I put a larger variety of seeds and hang bird- seed feeders in an old red fir tree. I placed different kinds of feeders for large seeds and one for tiny seeds with protection from large birds. The squirrels can't get to the seed feeders because of they are placed on the end of branches. The cats can't reach the bird feeders. The only hazard I create for the birds is a solar powered birdbath and shower. I also have a hummingbird feeder hanging on another tree. 

I am sitting at the window watching the birds and there are two blue jays, one woodpecker and a flock of chickadees feeding. Lots of activity taking place. I will participate in the bird count this winter. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 4, 2015 at 5:34pm

Two relaxing enjoyable minutes.

Comment by Steph S. on August 28, 2015 at 4:45pm

Gerald welcome to the group.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on June 3, 2015 at 3:09pm

Here's one from cheezburger.

Comment by Steph S. on May 26, 2015 at 8:33pm

Thank you for the picture Ruth - anyone see any cool birds lately?

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 3, 2015 at 3:21pm

Robins get hungry in early Spring.

The only birds I've seen, that came to the stale cat kibble I left out, were starlings and crows. The last few days Robins have appeared.

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 4, 2015 at 6:35pm

Huge flocks of robins came into the neighborhood and stripped all the Mountain Ash berries from my tree and the ones across the street. Other than that, nothing new.

Comment by Steph S. on February 4, 2015 at 5:51pm

Anyone see any cool birds lately in their yards?

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 8, 2014 at 6:06pm

I have an old field guide that I used when the kids were small. I also use Bird Pictures and Songs of Eastern Washington available on the internet. I have to train my eyes to see quickly, the body size, wings, tail and head features. I'm not much good at remembering. I see the bird and get into the guide and forgot what I saw. I am getting better. 

Comment by Steph S. on November 8, 2014 at 4:28pm

That is a wonderful video post Joan. Did you buy a field guide to help you? Sibley is a very good guide.


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