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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 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.

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 6, 2014 at 10:59pm

I moved back inside with my binoculars and watching birds at the feeders. Having trouble identifying what I am seeing. They are a bit different from the summer birds I see when I am out there with them. 

Comment by Steph S. on November 5, 2014 at 4:46pm

Those pictures are lovely Ruth.

Anyone see any birds lately that they would like to share with us?

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 26, 2014 at 11:08pm

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