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Covid Deaths: 'Hard To Compute Sorrow' Of 100,000 Milestone

Penny's Hot Birding and Life! Shared .

Covid-19I woke up early, but still felt so tired and continued sleeping until 12.30pm! Its not looking very hopeful for tomorrow, when I have to get...

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Norfolk Bird News And Megas!For access to full details of daily sightings, please subscribe to one of RBA's Bird...

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RBA Weekly Round-Up 19th to 25th January!

Penny's Hot Birding and Life! Shared .

Since 1971: Researching and Innovating for the FutureIf there is one thing that the 1971 San Francisco Bay oil spill taught us, it was that there was so much we needed to learn.

International Bird Rescue Shared .

Whispering Sweet Nothings?As the days get longer, members of the winter crow flock start to think of spring.

Outside My Window Shared .

What Happens When Birds Get Wet?Have you ever seen a bird foraging in the rain and wondered why it isn't soaked to the bone?

Bird Note Shared .
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Spot the birds2020 was an unusual year with many unexpected events taking place beyond our control, but something that did not change was the spectacular phenomena of millions of birds taking to the skies to migrate between their summer and wintering grounds.

Bird Life International Shared .

Coronavirus: Thirty More Patient Deaths Recorded At King's Lynn Hospital

Penny's Hot Birding and Life! Shared .

FIRST FOR BRITAIN: Long-legged Buzzard, Shetland and Fair Isle!

Penny's Hot Birding and Life! Shared .

SWFL Eagles_ New Life In The Pasture ~H and M Lovingly Tend To E17 and E18 01-25-21Today was my first visit to the nest since E17 and E18 hatched so close together Saturday afternoon.

Wskrsn wings Shared .

Otmoor Winter WonderlandHad to get another full day in at Otmoor during mid-winter and what with the wintering conditions at the moment seemed like no better day th...

Non-Stop Birding Shared .

Episode 157: True Nature: Access Is Everything, by Julie ZickefooseIn 2016, a derecho toppled 32 trees on Julie Zickefoose's property, blocking access to the trails across her orchard.

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Episode 156: Long-eared Owls, by Alvaro JaramilloThe long-eared is an owl many only dream of seeing, despite occurring across the continent.

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Episode 155: My Little Chickadee, by Al BattFunnyman Al Batt muses that reducing birding to one word is impossible, but he would choose "chickadee." Al has good reason to be smitten with this tiny bird outfitted with an oversized personality.

Author's Spotlight Shared .

Death by collision: Counting the cost of power lines on birds in KenyaPowerlines are a huge danger to birds when not located in proper places, killing hundreds of millions every year from collision and electrocution.

Bird Life International Shared .

First Look At Royal Albatross Hatchling In The Nest!The season of 2020-21 sees the Royal Cam once again on the hill. Now at Top Flat, the season is underway with a return performance from breeding pair LGL and LGK.

Cornell Lab Bird Cams Shared .

First Health Check For Royal Albatross HatchlingThe season of 2020-21 sees the Royal Cam once again on the hill. Now at Top Flat, the season is underway with a return performance from breeding pair LGL and LGK.

Cornell Lab Bird Cams Shared .

Royal Albatross Chick Hatches And Gets Returned To Nest!On January 21, a pip surfaced on the RoyalCam egg. The chick was starting to hatch!

Cornell Lab Bird Cams Shared .

An Interview With Emma, Animal Care Manager At Brent Lodge Wildlife HospitalBrent Lodge Wildlife Hospital is a charity that provides care, treatment, and rehabilitation to sick, injured, or orphaned birds and mammals.

Bird Spot Shared .

More on Bird SmartsI’ve discussed the intelligence of birds like crows before. Let’s look a bit more into the subject in a little more scientific depth.

Ornithology Shared .

Stunning Keel-billed Toucans Drop In On The Panama Fruit Feeder For Some Bananas!About the Site The Panama Fruit Feeder Cam is located on the grounds of the Canopy Lodge in El Valle de Antón, Panama.

Cornell Lab Bird Cams Shared .
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Litter provides habitat for diverse animal communities in riversIn a study of local rivers, experts at the University of Nottingham in the UK have discovered more invertebrates - animals without a backbone, such as insects and snails - living on litter than on rocks.

ScienceDaily Shared .

Speaking of Clouds andClouds and blue sky above Nine Mile Run, Pittsburgh, 11 Jan 2021.

Outside My Window Shared .

Yellow-billed CuckooIn addition to their scientific names, birds are also given "official" English names. Take the bird commonly known as the rain crow, for example, officially referred to as the Yellow-billed Cuckoo by the American Ornithological Society.

Bird Note Shared .

85 Big Garden Birdwatch 2021 with Jamie WyverJamie Wyver, from the RSPB, tells us about the upcoming Big Garden Birdwatch, an annual survey organised by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds , and how we can take part.

The Casual Birder Podcast Shared .

Figuring Out the Big WorldLaura has been looking through what she wrote about a baby Pileated Woodpecker she raised in 1998 and thinking about how it learned new things compared with how her baby grandson is figuring things out.

Laura Erickson's For the Birds Shared .

Lovely 2w Caspian GullOver recent weeks the Axe has been blessed with good numbers of gulls, both big and small.

Axe Birding Shared .

Snow IntervalWell that sort of broke things up a bit. Sounds like its all over by tomorrow but nice to see classic winter landscapes, albeit briefly.

Non-Stop Birding Shared .

816 Jan. 24, 2021On our latest show: how and why birds blink; how one birder's adventure made him rich; a Conservation Salute to a footwear company; and a Sandhill Crane Audio Postcard.

Talkin' Birds Shared .

Watch a cicada emerge from its shell.Information about dog day cicadas, a time lapse of one emerging and instructions on how to do this yourself, a fun family project.

Birdchick Shared .

A Need To Accomplish And OrganizeI think birders fall get into keeping lists and counting bird species because of an instinctual need to have a sense of purpose and to organ...

The Brownstone Birding Blog Shared .

Bird Talk with David and Scott Menough January 23, 2021Dave and Scott take your calls and talk about owls, bushtits, Canadian geese, bird books and more.

BirdTalk Radio Shared .

Help Find Long-Eared Owls in PANative to Eurasia and North America, long-eared owls are shy and secretive medium-sized birds that hunt open areas and roost in woodland edges and conifer stands.

Outside My Window Shared .

American RedstartWho knew that this American Redstart's feathers could reveal so much information about its life?

Bird Note Shared .

Tree Planting Events March 2021Blog by a young birder, birdwatcher, twitcher, naturalist, environmentalist and writer about birds, wildlife, nature, conservation and ringing.

Birdgirl Shared .

Episode 85: A Look Back at 2020, Part 1After wrapping up a year of unprecedented challenges at Bird Watcher's Digest, we wanted to give you some insight into how COVID-19 has impacted our lives both personally and professionally.

Out There With the Birds Shared .

Keyholes and CloudsThrough the garden gate at Phipps Conservatory, 17 Jan 2021.

Outside My Window Shared .

Treeswifts: Exquisite MinimalistsThe treeswifts of India, Southeast Asia, New Guinea, and beyond make their nests out of bits of plants and feathers and hold it all together with some very sticky saliva.

Bird Note Shared .

Doom, Gloom And BSStarvation and poor weather condition often cause mass casualties to migrating birds in America, Africa, Asia and Europe in spring and autumn.

Another Bird Blog Shared .

Figuring Out the Big WorldBack in June 1998, I was brought a newly fledged Pileated Woodpecker. The little guy—well, the big little guy, because he was already full s...

Laura's Birding Blog Shared .

Coronavirus: UK Variant 'May Be More Deadly'

Penny's Hot Birding and Life! Shared .

Beddington Farmlands, Gull sessionThis first-winter Caspian-type Gull has been around for a while. Still haven't scored it yet using British Birds...

Non-Stop Birding Shared .

SWFL Eagles_ We Have A PIP! 1st Peek At 8:32AM On M15's Watch and Harriet Away On Break 01-22-21M15 and Harriet exchanged incubation duties very early this am. Harriet perched on the pasture snag briefly before flying on to the power poles at dawn.

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Redesmere Lake, SiddingtonThese pictures were all taken just after the new year, when we were still allowed out and prior to the latest lockdown.

The Early Birder Shared .

Videos for CatsVideo Produced by Paul Dinning - Wildlife in Cornwall.

Paul Dinning Shared .

In Conservation With… Elle KayeJoin Webinars with David Lindo In association with Leica Nature and Birding Kings Place / Nature Unwrapped.

The Urban Birder Shared .

Galapagos PenguinLearn about Galapagos Penguins: Galapagos Penguin is the smallest South American penguin, and the only one to live near the equator.

American Bird Conservancy Shared .

Living Fossils in PittsburghThis month Tree Pittsburgh is featuring the dawn redwood as their Tree of the Month so I walked to Phipps Conservatory to see four of the living fossils.

Outside My Window Shared .

Rhinoceros HornbillRhinoceros Hornbills are among the largest of the world's 54 species of hornbills, which are spread across Africa and India to Asia and New Guinea.

Bird Note Shared .

Of Supernovae and Full MoonsI fell in love with the American Birding Association's Bird of the Year, the Pileated Woodpecker, on Christmas 1974, when I saw Roger Tory P...

Laura's Birding Blog Shared .

Bernie and Great Gray Owl

Laura's Birding Blog Shared .

A Day At The COVID19 Front Line At The QEH King's Lynn!

Penny's Hot Birding and Life! Shared .

Northern MockingbirdLearn about the Northern Mockingbird: Northern Mockingbird is well-known for its powers of mimicry. Nicknamed the "American Nightingale," this remarkable species has been recorded as learning the songs and calls of hundreds of other birds, as well as musical instruments, car alarms, and many other sounds.

American Bird Conservancy Shared .

The Bird Banter Podcast #89It's a new year, and more impactful for my emotional state a new presidential administration, and this prompted me to look back at the podcast's first 2 years.

Bird Banter Shared .

Butterfly wing clap explains mystery of flightThe fluttery flight of butterflies has so far been somewhat of a mystery to researchers, given their unusually large and broad wings relative to their body size.

ScienceDaily Shared .

Bermuda Petrels Return To CahowCam 2 Nesting Burrow, Female Lays Egg!Much of this conservation work by the Bermuda Department of Environment and Natural Resources has centered on the creation of manmade burrows to increase nesting habitat, and to create new colonies on larger islands that are more robust to the increasing threats of hurricanes.

Cornell Lab Bird Cams Shared .

Albatross Photobombs #RoyalCam In New ZealandThe season of 2020-21 sees the Royal Cam once again on the hill. Now at Top Flat, the season is underway with a return performance from breeding pair LGL and LGK.

Cornell Lab Bird Cams Shared .

RoyalCam Egg Pips, Is Transported To Incubator For HatchingThe season of 2020-21 sees the Royal Cam once again on the hill. Now at Top Flat, the season is underway with a return performance from breeding pair LGL and LGK.

Cornell Lab Bird Cams Shared .

Well-built muscles underlie athletic performance in birds: Size of muscle fibres predicted flight performance in the wildMuscle structure and body size predict the athletic performance of Olympic athletes, such as sprinters.

ScienceDaily Shared .

The Force of LightOne of the puzzling laws of nature is that the basic units of light - photons - are both waves and particles and though they have no mass they exert pressure on the objects they hit.

Outside My Window Shared .

The Noisy WilletUnlike many shorebirds, Willets breed inland. When nesting is done, they migrate south to both Atlantic and Pacific coastlines in the U.S. and Central and South America.

Bird Note Shared .

Squirrel and Blue Jay versus HawkJanuary 21st is National Squirrel Appreciation Day! A Red Shouldered Hawk is checking out the Backyard feeding area high in a long leaf pine tree, but the Blue Jays and Squirrels are having none of it.

My Backyard Birding Shared .

05-03: Notes from the High Arctic with Clare KinesLong-time bird blog fans might remember, and Google Play, and please leave a rating or a review if you are so inclined!

American Birding Podcast Shared .

Tackling illegal killing, taking and trade of birds in Sub-Saharan AfricaAs part of our effort to curb the devastating damage wreaked by the bird trade, BirdLife has embarked on a study to compile all existing information about bird killing, trapping and trade in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Bird Life International Shared .

Biden Enters White House As 46th US President!Thank goodness for that!

Penny's Hot Birding and Life! Shared .

SWFL Eagles_ Hatch Time Draws Near As H and M's Exchanges and Defense Continue 01-20-21Strongly bonded Harriet and M15 continue to their goal of propagating their species as they continue in sync incubation exchanges and the securing of their territory from intruders.

Wskrsn wings Shared .

Nuthatches And Chickadees Dominate Feeders In Sapsucker WoodsThe Wild Birds Unlimited store at Sapsucker Woods has been a part of the visitor experience in the Cornell Lab's Visitor Center ever since the new building opened in 2003.

Cornell Lab Bird Cams Shared .

Cardinals, Nuthatches, Woodpeckers, And More Visit Cornell FeedersThe Wild Birds Unlimited store at Sapsucker Woods has been a part of the visitor experience in the Cornell Lab's Visitor Center ever since the new building opened in 2003.

Cornell Lab Bird Cams Shared .

Missing the coastI'm three weeks into the new year and with the national lockdown still in place I'm still restricted to local exercise to get my birding fix...

Brian's Birding Blog Shared .

Early Breakfast Rendezvous For Great Horned OwlsWatch live at the Fall of 2014, a pair of Great Horned Owls began frequenting an abandoned Bald Eagle nest adjacent to a protected, nutrient-rich salt marsh along the Georgia coast.

Cornell Lab Bird Cams Shared .

Study shows how network of marine protected areas could help safeguard Antarctic penguinsNew research led by BirdLife International, the University of East Anglia and British Antarctic Survey highlights how a proposed network of marine protected areas could help safeguard some of the most important areas at sea for breeding Antarctic penguins.

ScienceDaily Shared .

HopeLittle did we know a year ago today when the first known case of COVID-19 was reported in the U.S. that we were heading for a year of recurring fear, illness, death, isolation, political unrest and economic hardship.

Outside My Window Shared .

61 Tons of Robins!In winter, flocks of American Robins spend the night together. Typically, a few dozen to a few hundred birds roost communally in trees or an old barn, or under a bridge.

Bird Note Shared .

Notes From a Northwestern Ontario Backyard  January 2021Hello again and Happy New Year! Im hoping the series of photos Im going to post here can help bring you some smiles during these difficult times of pandemic, lockdowns and mid winte...

Bird Canada Shared .

The Dinosaur ConnectionWhy do we talk about dinosaurs as if we'd actually seen them?

Laura Erickson's For the Birds Shared .

RBA Weekly Round-Up 12th to 18th January!

Penny's Hot Birding and Life! Shared .

DOC Rangers Stop By #RoyalCam Nest To Check On EggThe season of 2020-21 sees the Royal Cam once again on the hill. Now at Top Flat, the season is underway with a return performance from breeding pair LGL and LGK.

Cornell Lab Bird Cams Shared .

January Birdie UpdateThought I should bring everyone up to date with my local patch sightings in recent weeks.

Axe Birding Shared .

A Swirl Of Ripening Bananas And An Array Of Colorful VisitorsAbout the Site The Panama Fruit Feeder Cam is located on the grounds of the Canopy Lodge in El Valle de Antón, Panama.

Cornell Lab Bird Cams Shared .

Redpolls Flock In Numbers To Ontario FeedersWatch online with highlight clips and information about the birds at to Perky-Pet for helping to make the Ontario FeederWatch Cam possible!

Cornell Lab Bird Cams Shared .

50 Years Of Volunteer SpiritThe year was 1971. A gallon of gas cost 40 cents. Nixon was president. The civil right's movement from the previous decade galvanized as the spirit of activism was on the rise.

International Bird Rescue Shared .

Indigo BuntingThe indigo bunting is a small, sparrow-sized songbird that is sometimes nicknamed the blue canary.

Bird Spot Shared .

Albatross Party At Top Flat Nest Site In New ZealandThe season of 2020-21 sees the Royal Cam once again on the hill. Now at Top Flat, the season is underway with a return performance from breeding pair LGL and LGK.

Cornell Lab Bird Cams Shared .

Albatross Takes Flight After Getting Too Close For ComfortThe season of 2020-21 sees the Royal Cam once again on the hill. Now at Top Flat, the season is underway with a return performance from breeding pair LGL and LGK.

Cornell Lab Bird Cams Shared .

Soaring Giants! Dozens Of Royal Albatross Take To The Sky In New ZealandThe season of 2020-21 sees the Royal Cam once again on the hill. Now at Top Flat, the season is underway with a return performance from breeding pair LGL and LGK.

Cornell Lab Bird Cams Shared .

Like a Furry RobotIf you have ever approached a tiny spider that jumped suddenly far and fast you've probably seen a jumping spider , one of 6000 species on Earth.

Outside My Window Shared .

The Flicker's White RumpWhen a Northern Flicker takes flight, a bold patch of white feathers flashes on its rump, in contrast to its brown body.

Bird Note Shared .

Competition: Win A Set Of Bird Pun CoastersWe’re very excited to announce we’ve just launched our Bird Spotters community in beta where you can build your bird life list, save field notes and images, and blog about the birds you’ve seen all in one place.

Bird Spot Shared .

The Dinosaur Connection, or Why Ask Why?I've been thinking a lot about dinosaurs in the past few weeks. Partly this is because my baby grandson Walter has several onesies decorated...

Laura's Birding Blog Shared .

Birds Singing for UsThe reasons birds sing is to declare or defend a territory and to attract a mate as part of courtship.

Ornithology Shared .

The Agile Red-breasted Nuthatch In Slow MotionYou have a sick or injured bird in your possession I can not help this bird in any way it is strongly advised to contact a local vet or wildlife official before any decisions are made.

Lesley the Bird Nerd Shared .

First Patients Receive Covid Jabs At Norfolk's New Mass Vaccination Centre

Penny's Hot Birding and Life! Shared .

How a new network of Marine Protected Areas would help penguinsSince explorers first set eyes on Antarctica over 200 years ago, human activity has been impacting its wildlife.

Bird Life International Shared .

Another Name for a Run in a HollowNine Mile Run joins the Monongahela River at Duck Hollow, 27 Oct 2017.

Outside My Window Shared .

Bohemian WaxwingsIt's winter, and apples litter the ground. A few still hang, frozen and thawed again and again.

Bird Note Shared .

Bird WatchBird Watch w/ Roger Taylor See for privacy information.

Bird Watch with Roger Taylor Shared .

First Cuckoo Thirsk 2021Tony Hughes emailed to tell us he heard a cuckoo today in Thirsk, North Yorkshire.

Bird Spot Shared .

27 January 2013No it's not a mistake. We are headed back to January 2013 and a holiday in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain.

Another Bird Blog Shared .

Local WoodcockWent for a local walk yesterday afternoon from Holly's and great to bump into local birders Luke and Nick Marriner.

Non-Stop Birding Shared .

Get To Know The Iconic Blue-Footed BoobyBlue-footed boobies are famous for their funny faces, unique mating dance, and fabulous feet. Learn more about the blue-footed booby, an icon of the Galapagos.

Bird Spot Shared .

A Lost Little Bird on a Great Big LakeLaura drove up to Stoney Point this weekend to see a lost little bird, quite possibly of the same species that Pa Ingalls brought home in Laura Ingalls Wilder's book, The Long Winter.*.

Laura Erickson's For the Birds Shared .

Coronavirus: King's Lynn Hospital Death Toll Reaches 300

Penny's Hot Birding and Life! Shared .

A Lost Little Bird on a Great Big LakeLaura Ingalls Wilder's book, The Long Winter, is set in southeastern Dakota Territory in what is now De Smet, South Dakota, during the seve...

Laura's Birding Blog Shared .

815 Jan. 17, 2021On our latest show : Scientific illustrator and artist Liz Clayton Fuller; a Snowy Owl's close encounter with a Bald Eagle; and will there be Crested Caracaras in Cleveland?

Talkin' Birds Shared .

The Rise and Fall of Panther Hollow LakeActually the size of a pond, Panther Hollow Lake was built around 1904 by damming the fresh water of Panther Hollow Run and piping its outflow into the combined sewer system of what had been Four Mile Run, the creek that used to receive it.

Outside My Window Shared .

The Secret Stash of EggshellsDeveloping eggshells requires a key ingredient - calcium - in larger quantities than the female typically has in her bloodstream.

Bird Note Shared .

Great Blue Herons Sleep in TreesWoke up to find this Great Blue Heron had spent the cold night high in a pine tree in the Backyard.

My Backyard Birding Shared .

84 Lockdown Birdwatching Diaries Week 1In episode 84 I start a series of weekly audio diaries about my Lockdown Birding - sharing what birds I've seen and the behaviours observed from my home and the surrounding streets.

The Casual Birder Podcast Shared .

Bird Talk with David and Scott Menough January 16, 2020Dave and Scott talk birds with Jeff, Roger, Kevin, Dana, Janice, Dave and Roberta.. See for privacy information.

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Bird Talk with David and Scott Menough January 9, 2020See for privacy information.

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The Clouds PredictSunrise on Friday 15 January was a deep crimson red. Though it was sunny for a couple of hours yesterday, gusty wind arrived at 9:30a and rain followed five hours later.

Outside My Window Shared .

Hooded MerganserHooded Mergansers, affectionately known as "Hoodies," nest across most of the northern US and well into Canada.

Bird Note Shared .

In Conservation With… Lucy LapwingJoin Webinars with David Lindo In association with Leica Nature and Birding Kings Place / Nature Unwrapped.

The Urban Birder Shared .

In Conservation With… Amy HallJoin Webinars with David Lindo In association with Leica Nature and Birding Kings Place / Nature Unwrapped.

The Urban Birder Shared .

In Conservation With… Indy Kiemal GreeneJoin Webinars with David Lindo In association with Leica Nature and Birding Kings Place / Nature Unwrapped.

The Urban Birder Shared .

In Conservation With… Benedict MacdonaldJoin Webinars with David Lindo In association with Leica Nature and Birding Kings Place / Nature Unwrapped.

The Urban Birder Shared .

An Otter EncounterOne of those absolutely magic wildlife moments happened to me today. A proper take your breath away experience.

Axe Birding Shared .

Coronavirus: Seventeen More Deaths Recorded At King's Lynn Hospital!

Penny's Hot Birding and Life! Shared .

Two Hospitals Almost Run Out Of Critical Care Beds As Covid Patients Double!The information in this article is already out of date.

Penny's Hot Birding and Life! Shared .

Military Personnel Deployed To Help N&N Cope With Covid Pressures!

Penny's Hot Birding and Life! Shared .

Londoners Fined For Travelling To Stay At Second Home In Norfolk

Penny's Hot Birding and Life! Shared .

SWFL Eagles_ H and M Continue Their Dedication For New Offspring As We Remember E14 01-15-21In just 5-7 days, we could see H and M's hard work pay off with new eaglets.

Wskrsn wings Shared .

The Cold Snap ContinuesWe seem to be stuck in this constant cold spell at the moment. I don't mind too much if it is cold and frosty, but cold and wet just won't...

The Early Birder Shared .

Subadult And Adult Male Spot-crowned Barbets Share The Panama Fruit FeederAbout the Site The Panama Fruit Feeder Cam is located on the grounds of the Canopy Lodge in El Valle de Antón, Panama.

Cornell Lab Bird Cams Shared .

Arthur Swoops Onto Cornell Hawks Nest Site For First Visit Of 2021Watch live at Red-tailed Hawk pair has been nesting above Cornell University's athletic fields since at least the 2012, making use of two different light towers for their nest sites.

Cornell Lab Bird Cams Shared .

Merlin Eats PreyIn the wild, Merlins mostly hunt other birds. Unlike the Peregrine Falcon, they do not usually dive or "stoop" on their prey.

American Bird Conservancy Shared .

Another Polar Vortex?Seven years ago we were in the grips of subzero temperatures as the wobbly jet stream drove arctic air south over the U.S. It was called the arrival of the Polar Vortex.

Outside My Window Shared .

Why Do Grebes Eat Their Feathers?Eared Grebes eat brine shrimp and aquatic insects for sustenance, but rigid exoskeletons make them hard to digest.

Bird Note Shared .

Moths off the blockCaught my first adult moths of the year two nights ago at the Beddington trap.

Non-Stop Birding Shared .

First Cuckoo Bletchley 2021Gillian Wright claimed to have heard a cuckoo in her garden in Bletchley, Milton Keynes yesterday.Â.

Bird Spot Shared .

Nocturnal AnimalsRelax to the amazing sights and sounds of a mountain spring watering hole at night.

My Backyard Birding Shared .

The Reverend Bachman's Doomed Baby Pileated WoodpeckersJohn Bachman, one of John James Audubon's friends, wrote about a rather horrifying encounter with Pileated Woodpeckers for Audubon's Birds of America*.

Laura Erickson's For the Birds Shared .

Reverend Bachman's Doomed Baby Pileated WoodpeckersThis year, the American Birding Association named the Pileated Woodpecker their Bird of the Year.

Laura's Birding Blog Shared .

Red FoxA pair of foxes were in the obs garden this afternoon mating. The mating resulted in the animals getting stuck together, a phenomenon call...

Non-Stop Birding Shared .

Who's Chirping In That Hedge?It's winter and you're out for a walk in the neighborhood. As you approach a hedge you can hear it's alive with hidden birds.

Outside My Window Shared .

Why Arctic Terns Have Short BeaksThe bill and legs of Arctic Terns are shorter than those of Common Terns. Because Arctic Terns breed in the Arctic and winter in the Antarctic, they are subject to much colder weather than are Common Terns.

Bird Note Shared .

05-02: How to be "Hawky" with Janet NgThe wide open spaces of the North American west are frequently spotted with signs of human industrial energy production.

American Birding Podcast Shared .

Latest BBRC work in progress summaryAs I did back in July last year I've reviewed the latest WIP report and put together the below summary mainly to help me digest the report....

Brian's Birding Blog Shared .

Rain Day

Another Bird Blog Shared .

Birding Lakes and Islands in the SkySE Arizona is full of incredible birding locations and we've saved our favorites for last!

Hannah and Erik Go Birding Shared .

Pulsed ultraviolet light technology to improve egg safety, help poultry industry: Novel decontamination method can be used with both table and hatchinPulsed ultraviolet light can be an effective alternative to some of the antimicrobial technologies now used by the poultry industry to kill pathogens on eggshells, according to Penn State researchers, who simulated production conditions to test the technology.

ScienceDaily Shared .

A Wise MoveAn exciting new venture.... I'm absolutely thrilled to have joined the Wise Birding Holidays team, a Devon based bird tour company owned by...

Axe Birding Shared .

Male Pileated Woodpecker Dwarfs Other Visitors At Cornell FeedersThe Wild Birds Unlimited store at Sapsucker Woods has been a part of the visitor experience in the Cornell Lab's Visitor Center ever since the new building opened in 2003.

Cornell Lab Bird Cams Shared .

Interesting Rufous Motmot Interaction On The Panama Fruit FeederAbout the Site The Panama Fruit Feeder Cam is located on the grounds of the Canopy Lodge in El Valle de Antón, Panama.

Cornell Lab Bird Cams Shared .

Great Horned Owls Screech, Chatter, And Hoot During Breakfast DeliveryMost Osprey pairs are monogamous, staying paired across seasons and beginning nesting soon after each returns from a long migration.

Cornell Lab Bird Cams Shared .

Major national park expansion for South America's other big forestGreat news for the Gran Chaco, South America's second largest forest and home to a host of rare and threatened species.

Bird Life International Shared .

Birds in the NewsWe're in the midst of a major irruption of finches into southern and central states where these northern birds seldom venture in very larg...

Laura's Birding Blog Shared .

Long-eared Owls Fly at NightNocturnal Long-eared Owls tuck up in dense stands of trees across North America and temperate Europe and Asia.

Bird Note Shared .

Ravens In Pittsburgh!The smartest bird in the western hemisphere, the common raven , has come to town and is claiming nest sites in the City of Pittsburgh.

Outside My Window Shared .

First Cuckoo Chalford 2021Tracy Eagles said she heard a cuckoo on the 9th January in her garden in Chalford, Stroud.Â.

Bird Spot Shared .

Birdwatch: the Kentish ploverOne of these compact little waders has been hanging around my patch for a year, but its not easy to spot.

The Guardian Shared .

Birds, and One Birder, in the NewsSick siskins, flying condors, bird brains, and a major award for a poet who has read some of his work on "For the Birds" are in the news.

Laura Erickson's For the Birds Shared .

Coronavirus Fines Issued At The Coast

Penny's Hot Birding and Life! Shared .

RBA Weekly Round-Up 5th to 11th January!

Penny's Hot Birding and Life! Shared .

SWFL Eagles_ The Eggs Stay Warm and Dry Under M15 As Harriet Is On Break and Watchful 01-12-21Harriet and M15 continue to care for and protect their eggs from weather and intruder happenings.

Wskrsn wings Shared .

Long-awaited Reunion At Royal Albatross Nest As LGL ReturnsThe season of 2020-21 sees the Royal Cam once again on the hill. Now at Top Flat, the season is underway with a return performance from breeding pair LGL and LGK.

Cornell Lab Bird Cams Shared .

West Side Story Plays Out Between Chachalacas and Aracaris On Panama Fruit FeederAbout the Site The Panama Fruit Feeder Cam is located on the grounds of the Canopy Lodge in El Valle de Antón, Panama.

Cornell Lab Bird Cams Shared .

Why Do They Call It A Red-bellied Woodpecker?People that aren't specifically into birding sometimes refer to a Red-bellied Woodpecker as a Red-headed Woodpecker which is a different s...

The Brownstone Birding Blog Shared .

Unobstructed View Of Cahow Egg While Male Returns From Incubation BreakMuch of this conservation work by the Bermuda Department of Environment and Natural Resources has centered on the creation of manmade burrows to increase nesting habitat, and to create new colonies on larger islands that are more robust to the increasing threats of hurricanes.

Cornell Lab Bird Cams Shared .

Female Bermuda Petrel Returns And Lays Egg In Nesting Burrow, See The First Peek!Much of this conservation work by the Bermuda Department of Environment and Natural Resources has centered on the creation of manmade burrows to increase nesting habitat, and to create new colonies on larger islands that are more robust to the increasing threats of hurricanes.

Cornell Lab Bird Cams Shared .

Cahows Reunite In Nesting Burrow To Kick Off 2021 Breeding Season!Much of this conservation work by the Bermuda Department of Environment and Natural Resources has centered on the creation of manmade burrows to increase nesting habitat, and to create new colonies on larger islands that are more robust to the increasing threats of hurricanes.

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Black Redstart, Oakley Airfield, Still PresentThe Black Redstart was still present this morning. Better photos show a pale secondary wing panel which presumably indicates a first-winter...

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Why Do Some Birds Flock?When birds like these Dunlin form flocks, each individual is less likely to be captured by a predator.

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Benefits of A Rare BirdWhite-crowned sparrows are not rare in North America but are extremely rare in Britain. In 2008 a white-crowned sparrow showed up in the small town of Cley-Next-the-Sea, Norfolk and stayed for many weeks thanks to Richard and Sue Bending who put seed for it in the drive to their Dawn Cottage home, shown below.

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Videos for Cats to Watch on TVVideo Produced by Paul Dinning - Wildlife in Cornwall.

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Saving the Gola Forest: reimagining forest conservation in West AfricaIn Sierra Leone and Liberia, a new forest conservation initiative is being implemented through a collaborative approach, to save one of West Africa's few remaining tropical forests.

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Researchers find nonnative species in Oahu play greater role in seed dispersalOahu's ecosystems have been so affected by species extinctions and invasions that most of the seeds dispersed on the island belong to nonnative plants, and most of them are dispersed by nonnative birds.

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Stunning Aracaris Form Lineup For Bananas On The Panama Fruit FeederAbout the Site The Panama Fruit Feeder Cam is located on the grounds of the Canopy Lodge in El Valle de Antón, Panama.

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OtmoorFound a dark-bellied Brent Goose on Ashgrave this morning - an Oxfordshire lifer. Also 68 White-fronted Geese and 49 Barnacles amongst 1300+...

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Thank You from Executive Director John FitzpatrickCornell Lab executive director John Fitzpatrick takes a quick break from his work with Florida Scrub-Jays to thank all those who supported the Lab and birds in 2020.

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Pair Of Red-crowned Woodpeckers Join A Diverse Group Of Visitors For Some CitrusAbout the Site The Panama Fruit Feeder Cam is located on the grounds of the Canopy Lodge in El Valle de Antón, Panama.

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It's All in the TimingSeveral years ago I took my second trip to Australia and this time drove up the Gold Coast from Sydney to past Brisbane and to the beginning of the Great Barrier Reef.

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This tree snake climbs with a lasso-like motionResearchers reporting in Current Biology on January 11 have discovered that invasive brown tree snakes living on Guam can get around in a way that had never been seen before.

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Birds Wearing Little Red HatsIn this irruption winter of northern birds in southwestern Pennsylvania, we've seen pine siskins and evening grosbeaks but I had not seen common redpolls until finally, last week, they were present every day in a sunflower field in Butler County.

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The Hoopoe's Smelly FamilyThe Eurasian Hoopoe isn't picky about where it nests. But whether it builds a home in a tree cavity, termite mound, or nest box, it'll be stinky.

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83 Best Birding Moments of 2020In episode 82, Suzy looks back at her best birding memories from 2020 and hears about those of listeners too.

The Casual Birder Podcast Shared .

Real vs. Virtual Bird SongsListening to bird recordings can bring us a lot of pleasure, and enhances our sense of well-being.

Laura Erickson's For the Birds Shared .

For Our Real Life Listening PleasureEven the statues at Disney World look at the birds. In January 2003, my son Joe started working at Walt Disney World, and we started going...

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814 Jan. 10, 2021On Our Latest Show : a "Rogue Birder" from Ohio; an Audio Postcard from Alabama; a whiskered bird from South Florida; and the secrets of suet from our man on Cape Cod.

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Peregrine Update, Jan 2021In the next 10 weeks peregrine falcons will court and claim nest sites in southwestern Pennsylvania, then lay eggs mid-March to early April.

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Black Redstart, Oakley AirfieldBlack Redstart Golden Plovers Nice to find this first-winter / female - type Black Redstart up on the airfield this morning, another nice li...

Non-Stop Birding Shared .

Why Do Owls Bob Their Heads?If you were to stand face to face with an owl, including this Great Gray Owl, it would eventually move its head, bobbing rhythmically from side to side, then forward, then back.

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2021 Developments in Nature ConservationHere's a few feral thoughts on this week's developments on the world stage.

Non-Stop Birding Shared .

Covid: UK Reports More Than 80,000 Deaths!A further 1,035 deaths in the UK were reported today. The number of daily cases of people who tested...

Penny's Hot Birding and Life! Shared .

Red-Breasted GooseThis website uses cookies to improve your experience. By using our site you consent to the use of cookies.ACCEPT.

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Blue-Winged TealThe blue-winged teal is a small dabbling duck with a round head and large bill.

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Black ScoterThe black scoter, also known as the American scoter is a large sea duck, that is sometimes considered conspecific with the common scoter.

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Black DuckThe black duck, also known as the American black duck is a large dabbling duck with a profile similar to that of a mallard.

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Sooty TernSooty Terns have long been called "wide-awakes" because of their calls. But it may describe their sleeping habits, too.

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Robins in the High MountainsAmerican Robins are considered one of the most common and widespread song birds in North America, but I was surprised to find them high in the Wind River Mountain Range of Wyoming hanging out at a glacier fed lake with the Clark Nutcrakers in late September.

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Cardinals and AlliesCardinals and Allies Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea Add to list Rose-Breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus Add to list Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea Add to list Summer Tanager Piranga rubra.

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New World WarblersNecessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website.

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IcteridsIcterids Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula Add to list Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus Add to list Brown-Headed Cowbird Molothrus ater Add to list Red-Winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus Add to list.

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American SparrowsAmerican Sparrows Dark-Eyed Junco Junco hyemalis Add to list Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus Add to list Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus Add to list Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis.

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BuntingsBuntings Black-Faced Bunting Emberiza spodocephala Add to list Black-Headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala Add to list Chestnut Bunting Emberiza rutila Add to list Chestnut-Eared Bunting Emberiza fuca.

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Covid-19: UK Sees Highest Daily Toll Of 1,325 Deaths and 68,053 New Cases Were Recorded! ! !

Penny's Hot Birding and Life! Shared .

Tributes To Norfolk Paramedic Who Passed Away After Contracting Covid

Penny's Hot Birding and Life! Shared .

'It's Like A War Zone'

Penny's Hot Birding and Life! Shared .

Police Fine Couple For 120-mile Trip To See The Seals At Horsey!

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A Review Of The Decade . Part Two.I won't explain the idea of this series of blog posts again, I did that in Part One.

Axe Birding Shared .

SWFL Eagles_ A 'Racing' Morning ~M For Steal At Pond ~Horses To Food Stand ~H To Secure Area 1.8.21M15 and Harriet began their morning alerting everyone that this is their nest and territory.

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Wintry West Texas Snowstorm Brings the Birds Supercut! December 30, 2020For over 10 years, researchers from West Texas Avian Research have been banding hummingbirds at this site and others throughout the Trans-Pecos region of Texas to study the status and distribution of hummingbirds throughout the poorly known region.

Cornell Lab Bird Cams Shared .

Redstart Live, Episode #12: Bob Dolgan of Monty and RoseHappy Friday, bird watchers! This week's episode of Redstart Live features an interview with Bob Dolgan, the birder behind 𝘔𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘙𝘰𝘴𝘦, a documentary about the first pair of piping plovers to nest within Chicago city limits since 1955.

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A Lovely Winters DayJust after Christmas we had a nice amount of snowfall. By nice, I mean not enough to keep you indoors for days or the roads clogged up.

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Visitors Touch Down At #RoyalCam Nest As LGK IncubatesThe season of 2020-21 sees the Royal Cam once again on the hill. Now at Top Flat, the season is underway with a return performance from breeding pair LGL and LGK.

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Royal Albatross Soar Over Headland At Taiaroa HeadThe season of 2020-21 sees the Royal Cam once again on the hill. Now at Top Flat, the season is underway with a return performance from breeding pair LGL and LGK.

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Episode 84: Jen Hajj and the San Diego Bird FestivalAn event managed by the San Diego Audubon Society, the San Diego Bird Festival enjoys a reputation as one of the top birding festivals in the world.

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Oare Marshes……. 16 New Bird Species Added in 2020I have never really been a loyal 'Patch Birder', however over recent years i have spent more time birdwatching at Oare Marshes then most birding sites in Kent,.

Robs Birding Blog Shared .

MurmurationsMany people in North America don't like starlings for their aggressive invasive behavior, but starlings can do something beautiful that no other songbird can match.

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Birds, Nests, and CamouflageBird nests can be hard to find, often hidden in plain sight. Is the clever camouflage simply the result of using building materials that the birds happen to find?

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Flight Identification of European Passerines

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American Birding Association 2021 Bird of the YearIt took Laura 6 days to see this year's new ABA Bird of the Year.

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Number Of Covid Patients In Norfolk Hospitals Passes 500!172 Covid-19 patients at the QEH alone! Plus many sta...

Penny's Hot Birding and Life! Shared .

Interesting Displacement Interactions On The Panama Fruit FeederAbout the Site The Panama Fruit Feeder Cam is located on the grounds of the Canopy Lodge in El Valle de Antón, Panama.

Cornell Lab Bird Cams Shared .

Peripheral BirdingI think that one way we spoil the magic of bird-watching is by trying too hard.

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Unusual sex chromosomes of platypus, emu and pekin duck: Extraordinary diversity of animal sex chromosomesPlatypus have five pairs of sex chromosomes forming an unusual chain shape, while the sex chromosomes of emu and duck are not as different between sexes as those of human.

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Backyard Birds Have A Feeder Frenzy In Sapsucker WoodsThe Wild Birds Unlimited store at Sapsucker Woods has been a part of the visitor experience in the Cornell Lab's Visitor Center ever since the new building opened in 2003.

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Canada Jay Samples All The Offerings In OntarioWatch online with highlight clips and information about the birds at to Perky-Pet for helping to make the Ontario FeederWatch Cam possible!

Cornell Lab Bird Cams Shared .

Why crocodiles have changed so little since the age of the dinosaursNew research by scientists at the University of Bristol explains how a 'stop-start' pattern of evolution, governed by environmental change, could explain why crocodiles have changed so little since the age of the dinosaurs.

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Falconry Moves Portland's Winter CrowsHuge flocks of crows roost in Portland, Oregon in the winter just as they do Pittsburgh.

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Saving the Red-cockaded WoodpeckerAfter carving a nest cavity in a living tree, which can take a year or more, Red-cockaded Woodpeckers peck holes around the nest, causing sap to flow downward.

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Bighorn Sheep RamsA bachelor flock of male Bighorn Sheep relax on a high vantage point in the Badlands National Park of South Dakota in early September.

My Backyard Birding Shared .

05-01: A Guide to Bird Behavior with John KricherJohn Kricher is well known by anyone with an interest in tropical ecology. He's professer emeritus of biology at Wheaton College in Massachusetts and the author of many books, notably Tropical Ecology and A Neotropical Companion, re-released as A New Neotropical Companion in 2017.

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In Conservation With… Wendy ClarkJoin Webinars with David Lindo In association with Leica Nature and Birding Kings Place / Nature Unwrapped.

The Urban Birder Shared .

Laura's Birding Blog: The 2021 American Birding Association Bird of the YearThe year 2020 was horrible on many fronts, but the bird chosen by the American Birding Association as their Bird of the Year, the Cedar Waxwing, gave the year a touch of genuine loveliness.

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Namibian fishery reduces seabird deaths by 98%After over a decade of work with the country's fishing industry and fisheries managers, the Albatross Task Force in Namibia are celebrating a major conservation success.

Bird Life International Shared .

Citril FinchThis website uses cookies to improve your experience. By using our site you consent to the use of cookies.ACCEPT.

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Covid-19: UK Records More Than 1,000 Daily Virus Deaths!

Penny's Hot Birding and Life! Shared .

How Earth's oddest mammal got to be so bizarreOften considered the world's oddest mammal, Australia's beaver-like, duck-billed platypus exhibits an array of bizarre characteristics: it lays eggs instead of giving birth to live babies, sweats milk, has venomous spurs and is even equipped with 10 sex chromosomes.

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Three Spot-crowned Barbets Dine Together On The Panama Fruit FeederAbout the Site The Panama Fruit Feeder Cam is located on the grounds of the Canopy Lodge in El Valle de Antón, Panama.

Cornell Lab Bird Cams Shared .

WallcreeperThe wallcreeper is a small passerine bird. Adult males in breeding plumage have blue-grey plumage with darker flight feathers and tail.

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Common NighthawkThe common nighthawk, sometimes called a bullbat, is a medium-sized slender bird. It is crepuscular or nocturnal and can be hard to spot during the day due to its cryptic grey, buff, and black plumage.

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Bto And Covid-19BTO statement on participating in surveys during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Seba's Short-tailed Bat Absconds With A Banana PeelAbout the Site The Panama Fruit Feeder Cam is located on the grounds of the Canopy Lodge in El Valle de Antón, Panama.

Cornell Lab Bird Cams Shared .

Five Minutes Of Otter Action!Most Osprey pairs are monogamous, staying paired across seasons and beginning nesting soon after each returns from a long migration.

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River Otters Swim In Lagoon As Great Blue Heron Stands By In Savannah, GeorgiaWatch live at the Fall of 2014, a pair of Great Horned Owls began frequenting an abandoned Bald Eagle nest adjacent to a protected, nutrient-rich salt marsh along the Georgia coast.

Cornell Lab Bird Cams Shared .

Acrobatic Red Fox Climbs A Conifer Behind Ontario FeederWatch CamWatch online with highlight clips and information about the birds at to Perky-Pet for helping to make the Ontario FeederWatch Cam possible!

Cornell Lab Bird Cams Shared .

Baikal TealThe Baikal teal, also known as the bimaculate duck or squawk duck, is a dabbling duck that is slightly larger than the common teal.

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How To Make Ice in the DesertThe desert dips below freezing on winter nights but if you want ice in the summer, how do you get it?

Outside My Window Shared .

Birds That WhistleMany bird songs are rich and complex, difficult to remember, and nearly impossible to imitate.

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American WigeonThe American wigeon, also known as the baldpate is a medium-sized dabbling duck with a round head, short neck, and small bill.

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FinchesNecessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website.

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In Conservation With… Corina NewsomeJoin Webinars with David Lindo In association with Leica Nature and Birding Kings Place / Nature Unwrapped.

The Urban Birder Shared .

Another year another list another lockdownI had considered not blogging this year but then having looked back over previous years I found the diary format I adopt quite good in terms...

Brian's Birding Blog Shared .

Wagtails and PipitsWagtails and Pipits Blyth's Pipit Anthus godlewskii Add to list Buff-Bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens Add to list Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola Add to list Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla t.

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AccentorsAccentors Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris Add to list Dunnock Prunella modularis Add to list Siberian Accentor Prunella montanella Add to list.

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SparrowsSparrows House Sparrow Passer domesticus Add to list Rock Sparrow Petronia petronia Add to list Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis Add to list.

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Beddington Farmlands, White StorkLooks like our White Stork is struggling a bit through this cold spell. GB35 is a male who is approximately 3 years old, he originally cam...

Non-Stop Birding Shared .

Bog BirdingLaura started the year right, with a day of birding in the bog.

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