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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

These birds provide their own drum beat

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Joan Denoo May 23. 1 Reply

Listen closely to a Java sparrow sing: Interspersed among the notes…Continue

Bird flu found at 4 more Iowa farms with 2M chickens

Started by Steph S. Apr 27. 0 Replies

Some sad news today about the bird flu virus.State officials say the bird flu virus has been found in four more northwest Iowa poultry farms with more than 2 million chickens.The Iowa Department of Agriculture announced Monday there were probable…Continue

Researchers create tool to predict avian flu outbreaks

Started by Steph S. Apr 13. 0 Replies

A simple and effective portable tool to predict avian flu outbreaks on farms has been created by University of Guelph researchers.U of G researchers devised a real-time way to analyze chickens and other farm birds for avian flu. The tool uses a…Continue

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Comment by Steph S. on December 20, 2012 at 11:37am

Yes, I would not of believed that one. Eagles do not see children as prey.

Comment by Idaho Spud on December 20, 2012 at 11:17am

It appears the Eagle snatching child was a fake:   http://news.discovery.com/animals/baby-snatching-eagle-video-goes-v...  

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 19, 2012 at 10:28pm

Golden Eagle snatches child (but drops him)

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Comment by Idaho Spud on December 19, 2012 at 10:24am

Interesting picture Melinda.  That squirrel doesn't seem to be bothered by the birds at all.

I've seen more colorful birds on this site that I thought existed, and so many interesting poses and actions.  Photoshop is a good program, but it's frustrating trying to decide what is real anymore.

Comment by Steph S. on December 18, 2012 at 11:27pm
Hey Tony!
Wow Stunning beauty of a bird!
I'll see if I can look it up in my field guide or online.
Comment by Tony Carroll on December 18, 2012 at 11:23pm

Steph, or anyone. What kind of bird is this? Stunning.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on December 18, 2012 at 10:36pm

I disagree, booklover. The starlings are trying to horn in and squirrel isn't sharing.

Comment by Steph S. on December 18, 2012 at 10:26pm

oh wow!! Such wonderful pictures. Thank you!!

Booklover - I love the mammal sharing with the birds.

Tony - I don't think that is Photoshopped.

Tony - I love the owl with the wings outstretched and the sea birds photo. Need to get my field guide to identify.

Comment by Tony Carroll on December 18, 2012 at 9:53pm

I think this one might be photoshopped, noy sure. What do you guys think?

Comment by Tony Carroll on December 18, 2012 at 9:51pm

 

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