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!

Members: 34
Latest Activity: Feb 9

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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 Anthony Shaw on March 14, 2016 at 10:01am

Anthony actually - but don't worry about the mistake .... Tony to my friends. I was just staring out the window at some of the local crows (interesting how what were traditionally rural birds adapt to urban life) - it's been a fascination since I was a child.

As a child I also had my first experiences of life and death when a baby sparrow fell out of the precarious nest its parents had built on a ledge outside our house. When I asked my Christian parents whether it would go to heaven, I got a wonderfully non-committal answer ....  


Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 19, 2016 at 11:38am

This morning I saw a male robin in breeding colors. I'm just north of Philly. This is not good.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on January 27, 2016 at 4:16pm

Urban foraging skills

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 8, 2015 at 4:26pm

from cheezburger

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 5, 2015 at 7:02pm

from cheezburger

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?


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