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Birds are also very interesting little creatures.

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By DAILY MAIL REPORTER Isn’t that tweet: Flint the spaniel DOESN’T make a dog’s dinner out of tiny sparrow friend Chicky. They were originally bred as hunting dogs who would think nothing of gobbling up a tiny bird as a tasty snack. But cocker spaniel Flint went against all his natural instincts to befriend this […]

BY MARK D. SOMERSON Birders ecstatic to learn Mississippi kite is breeding in Ohio For three years, birders have searched Hocking County trees for proof that a southern bird has made its home in Ohio. This month, they discovered its nest in a white ash tree in Hideaway Hills. The Mississippi kite has moved to […]

Peter & Peeps — Rescued Baby Hummingbird Fed in Hand by Mother

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A peregrine falcon injured in a trap in Guernsey has been flown in a private plane for treatment in Hampshire. The animal was caught in birdlime – a sticky substance used to trap birds, which is illegal in mainland Britain. The female bird, which is now unable to fly, was found hopping in the road […]

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by Jade Wright, Crosby Herald THIS time of year is tough if you’re a baby bird, relying on others for food and shelter, with predators at every turn waiting for their chance to pounce. Domestic cats kill millions of birds a year, but our feline friends and wild birds can live harmoniously in our gardens […]

FORT JACKSON, LA. A second bird has been found in the Gulf of Mexico oil slick and is recovering at a bird rescue center in Louisiana, a wildlife official said Tuesday. A brown pelican was being cared for along with a northern gannet found four days ago, National Wildlife Federation president and CEO Larry Schweiger […]

by Jacqui Goddard He has not been given a name, just a green tag that denotes him as Number One. Though he resides alone for now, there are thousands more green tags ready and waiting for those who will surely come to join him. Bewildered, hungry and still a little sticky, the first bird plucked […]

Credit: Camel the only one. What a beauty of a bird!!!

NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 4 (UPI) — A botanical garden in Norfolk, Va., said a pair of bald eagles nesting in the park has two eggs to watch over in their nest. The Norfolk Botanical Garden confirmed in a release the eagles welcomed their second egg of the season Thursday, following the pair’s first egg being […]

By JAMES BARRON The only thing a fledgling bird-watcher saw through his binoculars was a Boeing 757. It turned out that six tiny meadowlarks, with their bright yellow feathers and necklace-like black markings around their throats, were on the ground, in a marshy stretch of what used to be the largest landfill in the world. […]

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By Amanda Winters A three-year cleanup and restoration project at the Turtle Bay Exploration Park bird sanctuary came to a close last month, and organizers are optimistic about the results. Though it doesn’t look like much on a bleak winter day – bare trees, damp foliage and an overall dingy view – the thousands of […]

By Dan Vergano A long-sought breeding ground of one of the world’s rarest birds has turned up in Afghanistan, conservation scientists report. In the journal BirdingASIA, a team led by Robert Timmins of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) report the tagging of twenty large-billed reed warblers, Acrocephalus orinus, at a site in the Pamir Mountains […]

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Posted By Shawn Slaght The Bow Valley Naturalists will be holding their 35th annual Banff-Canmore Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, Dec. 19. The bird count is something that is done throughout North America and areas of Central America, northern South America, the Caribbean and the Pacific Islands. This event started over 100 years ago and […]

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One of the country’s most threatened birds has returned to the fens of west Suffolk for the first time in 150 years. A number of bitterns were discovered nesting at the RSPB’s Lakenheath Fen nature reserve earlier this year and have now been seen breeding on the same site. The bittern – a relative of […]

by Kyle Schuler WyldeWings.com is a fresh new website providing first rate bird supplies from the brands bird lovers trust. Founded by bird enthusiast Kyle Schuler, the website’s newest feature is a bird care blog which hopes to provide advice and insight about all aspects of bird care. Valencia, CA (PRWEB) September 2, 2009 — […]

Compiled by Eric Hynes of the Maine Audubon Society Top birds this week are: EARED GREBE, TRICOLORED HERON, ROYAL TERN, AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER, possible SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER, and KENTUCKY WARBLER. Other noteworthy species included are: SPRUCE GROUSE, CORY’S SHEARWATER, LEACH’S STORM-PETREL, YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, COMMON MOORHEN, SANDHILL CRANE, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, WESTERN SANDPIPER, BAIRD’S SANDPIPER, STILT […]

by Dorene Weinstein It all started with a vegetable garden. Steve Kiefer didn’t like it. Surrounded by chicken wire and filled with weeds, “It was unsightly,” he says. He offered to pay for landscaping if his wife, Cathy Tunge-Kiefer, would agree to let go of her vegetable garden. So she did. They consulted a landscaper, […]

Recent bird sightings on Cape Cod (as of Aug. 5) as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society. The big news this week is the increase in shorebird variety. South Beach has played host to many shorebird and tern species this week. A four-hour tour of South Beach sponsored by the Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife […]

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By Charles Seabrook For the AJC Saturday, July 04, 2009 On this Fourth of July, the most patriotic of our holidays, it seems appropriate for an update on our national symbol, the bald eagle. The news gets better each year for Georgia’s eagles. The final results of this year’s annual nesting surveys by the state […]

Exotic Bird Makes Home In Steel Yard Tuesday, July 07, 2009 Steve Fermier and York Daily Record Officials at Baltimore Steel near Brogue, in York County aren’t sure where the bird came from. But an adult peacock has taken up residence there amid the I-beams and semi trucks, the York Daily Record reported. It’s not […]

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Bird of the month: Ruby-throated hummingbird. Description: The most common hummingbird in the Eastern United States, the ruby-throated averages 3 inches long and weighs 1/10 or 2/10 ounce. The birds have bright green backs, and the males have bright red throats that can look dark at times. Nesting habits: The females in Florida build their […]

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By Laura Kestner Although not exactly a common sight, peacocks can be found on many Central Texas ranches. But one particular peacock has created quite a buzz at a Comanche County ranch. Completely white, Snowflake was hatched more than two years ago, along with four traditionally colored peafowl, on a ranch near Gustine. Full story […]

by Laurel Rockefeller June 15th, 2003, a faint pecking is heard by three lutino chicks huddled together in a pine nesting box. Slowly a crack forms in the nearby egg next to them, an egg that the watching humans nearby did not expect to hatch. With one last bit of effort with her beak tooth, […]

Credit: ViaMoi This action photo shows how extraordinary this photographer is!! Love it!

Jun 1, 2009 12:00 PM Compiled by Eric Hynes and Stella Walsh of the Maine Audubon Society Categories: Trips Tags: Rare Bird Alert, Maine Audubon, Birding, Nature Of Special Note Top birds this week: KING EIDER, EARED GREBE, YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, RED-BILLED TROPICBIRD, CASPIAN TERN, SNOWY OWL, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, KENTUCKY WARBLER, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER, HOODED […]

By Steve Schmadeke | Tribune reporter he is a youtube dance star (3 million views and counting) with appearances on Leno and Letterman under his belt. His uncanny abilities, chronicled in two recent scientific papers, may deepen our understanding of human neurobiology, potentially opening up better treatments for those suffering from movement disorders like Parkinson’s […]

Credit: St Andrews Birder Tell me little bird, how was your flight?

By Thelma Dalmas Everyone is familiar with the old adage about good things coming in small packages. On Saturday the Lynchburg birding community received a huge surprise when North America’s tiniest bird, a calliope hummingbird, was banded here in Boonsboro. It is by far the most unusual species I’ve ever seen near Lynchburg. It does […]

Credit: ViaMoi And so Noah sent a bird once more…

By AARON HALE (Contact) 3:30 p.m., Friday, May 1, 2009 Sometimes brushes with wildlife have a way of bringing people together. Two weeks ago Bonita neighbors Margaret Emblige and Angie Ur were barely acquainted. They lived within 30 yards of each on Meadow Lark Lane, south of Bonita Beach Road, but neither knew the other’s […]

Credit: ViaMoi “I had to get out and clear the head with about four pieces of bread and a bunch of hungry gulls lurking by air, sea and land. A little action to spark up my Thursday and get me out for….. about 4 pieces of bread worth of time.” said the photographer, Viamoi

By Richard Shears Last updated at 9:34 PM on 26th April 2009 Has anyone heard of a blue sparrow? I have one – it’s popped into my garden in Sydney a couple of times in the past few days with a flock of ordinary brown sparrows and tucked into the seeds in the bird feeder. […]

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Credit: llulu That level of disapproval can kill instantly:)

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