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Are you ready to Big Garden Birdwatch?

The Big Garden Birdwatch takes place at the end of January each year (26-28 January 2019). It takes place over three days, so if you're busy over the weekend or perhaps the weather's bad, you have the option of a third day!

Maybe you can do Big Garden Birdwatch at work? We'd love to hear from you if you do!
https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/everything-you-need-to-know-about-big-garden-birdwatch/

#birds #Birdwatching #Ornithology #Ornithologie #oiseaux
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#ornithology #birds #birdsofparadise #newguinea #cornellLabofOrnithology
The 20-Year Quest to Track Down Every Bird-of-Paradise Species Before They Vanish
Edwin Scholes has taken dozens of bush plane flights, helicopters and boat trips, and spent countless hours hauling gear up muddy mountains in New Guinea, for nothing more than a song and dance. Sometimes, he only manages to capture a few seconds of footage of the rainforest performances he seeks before his subjects become spooked, vanishing amongst the trees.
Between the adventurous parts and many more hours of monotonous patience waiting to peep on courting birds over... show more
 
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Little Owl


Doñana National Park, Spain
© Brian J Davies

#nature #wildlife #birds
 
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Song Sparrow


taking refuge in a rosemary bush above Johnson Creek in Portland, Oregon.
#birds #photography #sparrow #song sparrow #mywork #myphoto #nature
 
oh! how lovely: Why Zebra Finches sing to their eggs
"Key points:
Scientists find zebra finches sing to eggs when temperature is above 26 degrees Celsius
Chicks that heard "hot calls" grew slower and emerged smaller"
Compact size would present a survival advantage — having a small body makes it easier to cool down in hot climates"
With a link to the audio
"Singing birds prepare their offspring for a warming world. Australian scientists say they have found a type of bird that sings to its eggs before they hatch to possibly prepare the offspring for a warming world. The researchers at Deakin University say the findings may have revealed a previously unknown survival mechanism." Actually, the bird was "found" long ago, the researchers found a possible link bw the singing and survival.
There's also a transcript on the audio page.

#birds #birb #nice
 
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Steller's Jay


looking for someone to rob above Johnson Creek in Portland, Oregon.
#birds #photography #jay #stellers jay #mywork #myphoto #nature
 
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Little Owl


Doñana National Park, Spain
© Brian J Davies

#nature #wildlife #birds
 


Everything We Know About Birds That Glow

As it turns out, a lot of avian species—from parrots and penguins to owls and nightjars—glow in ways we can’t see. What’s more, they do so using at least two different methods—and for a whole lot of different reasons, some of which remain mysterious to researchers.
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/why-birds-glow-blacklight by Cara Giaimo April 11, 2018

| #animals #avian #birds #feathers #owl #owlspora #glow #uv #colorful #interesting
 
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Golden Bishop


Dehesa de Abajo, Doñana, Spain
© Brian J Davies

#nature #wildlife #birds
 

EFF Responds to Bird's Legal Threats to Boing Boing


Bird Scooter tried to censor my Boing Boing post with a legal threat that's so stupid, it's a whole new kind of wrong
Article word count: 738

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18885768
Posted by justanother (karma: 573)
Post stats: Points: 233 - Comments: 153 - 2019-01-11T18:44:55Z

\#HackerNews #birds #boing #eff #legal #responds #... show more
 
By Jan Folwarczny



2018-12-20T13:01:37-05:00

birds eye view of city buildings

Location: Midtown and Downtown Manhattan, New York, USA

Source: https://unsplash.com/photos/LLGRiTroses
Full image: Link

Via Unsplash.com

\#photography #CC0 #Unsplash #APIRandom #birds #eye #view #of #city #buildings #MidtownandDowntownManhattan #NewYork #USA
 
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Rotkehlchen / Robin


am Schwafheimer Meer, einem Naturschutzgebiet an der Stadtgrenze zwischen Rumeln (Duisburg) und Schwafheim (Moers), Januar 2017










#Vögel #Tiere #Rotkehlchen #Niederrhein #SchwafheimerMeer #foto #photo #fotografie #photography
#animals #birds #songbirds #robins
 
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#birds #evolution #phylogenetricBirdtree #BirdEvolution
Add Flair to Your Life List By Tracking Down Evolution’s Most Distinctive Birds
There are a variety of ways to measure the evolutionary uniqueness of a species. The most informative of these measures involve the use of a phylogenetic tree —a depiction of the evolutionary relationships among a set of species. Looking at the phylogeny of all the world’s bird species provides a different perspective on some of the world’s most unique birds.
Some birds stick out of the avian phylogenetic tree, demanding your attention. They are the one-offs, the austere branches where a single bird species is the only representative of its evolutionary lineage.https://dia.so/2Pw
pic: On a Phylogenetic Tree, the Most Distinctive Birds Sit on the Long Branches
 
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American Robin


and a touch of yesterday morning's frost above Johnson Creek in Portland, Oregon. #birds #photography #

thrush #american robin #mywork #myphoto #nature #manicule
 

Bluebird Man


full documentary ->

Bluebird Man is the story of 94-year-old Al Larson, a self-taught conservationist who has committed the last 35 years of his life to recovering North America’s bluebirds. Breathtaking scenery, intimate conversations and stunning footage of all three species of bluebird create a powerful film that reveals the secret behind Al’s longevity while providing inspiration for our next generation of citizen scientists.

Bluebirds across North America faced precipitous declines during the 1950s, 60s and 70s due in part to increased competition for available nesting cavities. As a secondary cavity nester, bluebirds rely on tree cavities to build their nests and introduced species such as European Starlings and House Sparrows often outcompete bluebirds for these nesting cavities. In 1978 a group of concerned scientists and bluebird lovers established the North A... show more
 
By Alex Perez



2018-05-01T10:14:30-04:00

birds eye photography of seashore

Location: Naples, United States

Source: https://unsplash.com/photos/NLUkAA-nDdE
Full image: Link

Via Unsplash.com

\#photography #CC0 #Unsplash #APIRandom #birds #eye #photography #of #seashore #Naples #UnitedStates
 
#birds #brazil #StresemannsBristlefront #WorldsRarestBird
Researchers Just Spotted The 'World's Rarest Bird' in Brazil
After months of fruitless searching, one of the most endangered birds on the planet has finally been spotted once more.
It's not particularly flashy, nor large. Stresemann's Bristlefront is a medium-sized, long-tailed bird with distinctive bristles on its forehead - but scientists think there are only a handful of these creatures left in the world.
Two sightings of a female on December 12 and 14 have now given conservationists hope that it's not too late to save the bird from total extinction, as its rapidly dwindling rainforest habitat is threatening to push the population right down to zero...
 
Blue-Billed Bellbird and Poppencock
Quick studies of these rare birds in the Tayasui Sketches Pro app on my iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil.

#birds #digitalsketch #tayasuisketchpro #ipadpro #applepencil #mywork #poppencock #bluebilledbellbird
New photo by Jas Z
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Blue-Billed Bellbird and Poppencock
Quick studies of these rare birds in the Tayasui Sketches Pro app on my iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil.

#birds #digitalsketch #tayasuisketchpro #ipadpro #applepencil #mywork #poppencock #bluebilledbellbird
 
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Blue-Billed Bell bird and Poppencock
Very quick studies of these rare birds in the Tayasui Sketches Pro app on my iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil.

#birds #digitalsketch #tayasuisketchpro #ipadpro #applepencil #mywork #poppencock #bluebilledbellbird
 
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Bushtit


above Johnson Creek in Portland, Oregon.
#birds #photography #bushtit #myphoto #mywork #nature
 
#evolution #dinosaurs #birds #pterosaurs #feathers
Exquisitely preserved fossils prove pterosaurs grew bird-like feathers
Extraordinarily well-preserved fossils discovered from the 1970s to the present day show that all pterosaurs were covered in hair-like fibers known as pycnofibers. Two new pterosaur specimens described by Zixiao Yang and colleagues show that some pycnofibers were actually brush- or tuft-shaped and probably share an evolutionary origin with feathers.
 
By Jonatan Pie



2017-07-09T06:50:33-04:00

white-and-black birds near body of water

Location: Dyrhólaey Lighthouse, Iceland

Source: https://unsplash.com/photos/8oEuGJ-Uva0
Full image: Link

Via Unsplash.com

\#photography #CC0 #Unsplash #APIRandom #white-and-black #birds #near #body #of #water #DyrhólaeyLighthouse #Iceland
 
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transcript bw siblings:
bro (and fellow twitcher): Nice! Sheerwaters, i'd say
me: that's them! :D
sis: -_- Really you two? Even dead birds?

also my Lomo action which was lost due to machine-shift. There are lots of lomo actions, it's okay.
(2012)
#birb #birds #seabirds #photo #myphoto #mywork
 
By Oliver Roos



2018-01-22T18:29:43-05:00

bird's eye view photo of green trees

Location: Vaihingen an der Enz, Germany

Source: https://unsplash.com/photos/pHwWbdQrmEs
Full image: Link

Via Unsplash.com

\#photography #CC0 #Unsplash #APIRandom #birds #eye #view #photo #of #green #trees #VaihingenanderEnz #Germany
 
Si, it's #birds today. Here's a story I wrote.

Corvus

From the roof of St Cuthbert’s a large stone raven, Corvus, overlooked the main courtyard. An unusual choice, but St Cuth had a long history of corvidae, with centuries-old rookeries in the rear garden’s trees. What better place for her research? There were countless studies of corvidae intelligence, but Adrienne’s focus on interspecies communication was new. No one believed magpies and crows spoke to each other, and she had been accused of obsession with these birds.

She sat on the hill overlooking St Cuthbert’s, telescopically spying on the stone raven. The statue was a bird magnet. Jackdaws and crows mingled in front of it, surprisingly friendly towards each other. A magpie arrived with something shiny in its beak and dropped it under the statue. Adrienne was puzzled, but her view was blocked. She had to get up there.

Dawn saw her climbing the old building with the help of a drainpipe... show more
 
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it's warm, it's raining - slow, heavy, half-hearted blops building up to a storm. i wanna go back to Broken Hill, from whence this pic doth come. It was my first day. There was surprisingly little to see until i learnt to look.
12/31 "birds"

#End-of-18-Calendar #Dia-D-Vent-18 #photo #myphoto #mywork #birds
 
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it's warm, it's raining - slow, heavy, half-hearted blops building up to a storm. i wanna go back to Broken Hill, from whence this pic doth come. It was my first day. There was surprisingly little to see until i learnt to look.
12/31 "birds"

#End-of-18-Calendar #Dia-D-Vent-18 #photo #myphoto #mywork #birds
 
Watch

3/6/05 From The #Lord, Our #God and #Savior
The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy
For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear

Peoples of the earth, hear the #Word of The Lord your God: You are lost, drowning in a deep sea of transgression, sinking in the ever-shifting sands of #religion and #science. You are stuck in the mire of your iniquities, slowly suffocating, as the fruit of your labor comes full circle to take away your #life. For by your own works have you destroyed the #... show more
 
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