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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!

Members: 36
Latest Activity: May 29

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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 Lillie on September 2, 2012 at 8:10am

Steph, are the Whooping Cranes still in Texas?

Comment by Steph S. on September 1, 2012 at 8:53pm
I wasn't able to get a picture - but found one online. Will post it later tonight when I'm using my MacBook in the hotel room!
Comment by Steph S. on September 1, 2012 at 8:49pm
I saw (among many other shorebirds) a Long-billed Curlew flying overhead today! Beautiful sight in the morning!
Comment by Steph S. on September 1, 2012 at 8:28pm
Joan eagles use updrafts to soar - but do not fly directly into a storm. I have a reference for you in the link.
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Does_an_eagle_fly_above_the_storm
I'm at the coast birding and taking pictures. I will share some of them with the group.
How's everyone doing today?
Comment by Joan Denoo on September 1, 2012 at 7:52pm

Steph, my son heard something on the radio this morning that sounds ... impossible. When a storm approaches most birds find shelter; however the eagle does not, it flies above the storm clouds. Is that true? 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 1, 2012 at 7:50pm

Very full-of-wonder photos on this site this week. It is pure fun to scroll through comments and watch videos and photos. Thanks everyone for making this a special day.  

Comment by Steph S. on September 1, 2012 at 4:22pm

Lillie what a beautiful bird!

Thanks for posting the pic.

And you are right - only evolution can make that color.

Gorgeous! You bet!

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 1, 2012 at 3:43pm

Looks like it was designed by committee.  Maybe a group of the Moron Gods. Hehe.

Comment by Lillie on September 1, 2012 at 3:23pm

Received an email that said "Only god can make this color."  I say, "Only evolution can make this color."  This is a Gouldian Finch native to Australia.  Gorgeous.

Comment by Steph S. on August 30, 2012 at 5:09pm
Loren welcome to the group! What a lovely trip you and your wife had. Thanks for sharing the pictures on the bird sanctuary with us.
 

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