edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 5 Sep, 2019 11:05 am
@izzythepush,
A man I once worked with hated that a mockingbird would alight on his chimney to sing. Daily I listened to him complain. Then one day he worked without mentioning the bird. I didn't think about it, because I really didn't care at that point. But he told me later in the day that he killed the bird with a pellet gun. That was perhaps 15 years ago and it still bothers me.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Thu 5 Sep, 2019 11:20 am
@edgarblythe,
I know, I still get annoyed about crap like that from when I was a kid.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 5 Sep, 2019 06:34 pm
Took this off of facebook

Worry grows as Canuck the Crow hasn't been seen in days | CBC News
East Vancouver's most recognizable bird appears to be missing.
cbc.ca
Sep 2 ‧ 576 Shares

Reward offered for return of Canuck the Crow: ‘I want my buddy to come home’
Shawn Bergman, who calls himself Canuck's human friend, is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to Canuck's return.
globalnews.ca
Sep 3 ‧ 1.2K Shares

$10k reward offered for safe return of Canuck the Crow | News
A hefty reward is being offered for the return of Canuck the Crow, Vancouver’s unofficial bird ambassador. Canuck was last seen…
dailyhive.com
Yesterday ‧ 126 Shares
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 6 Sep, 2019 03:23 pm
Canuck and I
1 hr ·
I'm doing a call out for volunteers to put up posters. Take them to businesses like coffee shops, Community billboards, basically anywhere that has a high traffic area. Enough places all over the Lower Mainland to get the word out to help find Canuck. Please keep your eyes and ears open, you may hear a Crow inside your neighbour's home. Or you may see him in an area he's not common to frequent. That could be the tip that could help in finding Canuck. If you're interested in coming to get some posters to put up, I will be out on the hill this Saturday at 9am September 7th in Canuck's neighborhood. I have over 500 posters to give out. Please help me bring Canuck home.

Thank you. #bringcanuckhome

Shawn.
https://scontent.fhou1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/69889215_2354636527977321_7619359578962001920_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_oc=AQklAO0s65lacrRWagmVQeozU7F66K1uXQ0UAh51hTVrP_JMCvjbh2Af55tfz_Nr0wFQU7cob2wJgm4a9-iUEOZv&_nc_ht=scontent.fhou1-2.fna&oh=d44a5a8278916adc898b1d0b4ba15299&oe=5E15FE0B
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 10 Sep, 2019 06:29 am
@edgarblythe,
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 10 Sep, 2019 12:32 pm
Quote:
White-tailed eagles have been reintroduced on the Isle of Wight, 240 years after they were last recorded in England.

Also known as sea eagles, they are the UK's largest bird of prey, with a wingspan of up to 8ft (2.5m).

Three pairs of the birds were released in a secret location on the island on Wednesday and Thursday.

The five-year-project will see at least six birds released annually but they are not expected to breed until 2024.

White-tailed eagles were once widespread across the UK, but were wiped out about a century ago.

A similar scheme in Scotland has proved a success and there are now more than 130 breeding pairs.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-49433490


https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/A834/production/_108406034_200819-12_print.jpg
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 19 Sep, 2019 09:46 pm
Missing: Nearly 3 billion birds that used to live in North America

I didn't have the heart to read the story.
oralloy
 
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Reply Thu 19 Sep, 2019 10:02 pm
@edgarblythe,
I was going to look up and post a link to that, but it slipped my mind. Thanks for the reminder.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Thu 19 Sep, 2019 11:06 pm
Sheep nudibranch (sea slug):

https://cdn.iflscience.com/images/fa9b0fb8-15dd-5a59-9d53-809ae6e78163/extra_large-1464366181-1437-these-cute-sea-slugs-are-the-sheep-of-the-sea.jpg
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 20 Sep, 2019 08:06 am
@edgarblythe,
An ornithologist from the bird ecology program at Cornell said ina bried interview yesterday that there are several species of birds who have countered this trend. Stuff like Ravens, Crows, Seagulls, and terns and some Hummingbirds.

many of these have more interaction with people .
Crows and seagulls are carrion an garbage eaters. Dont have a clue about terns or hummingbirds (or whether hes even correct?)
rosborne979
 
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Reply Fri 20 Sep, 2019 09:11 am
@farmerman,
Lots of people feed hummingbirds. One of the little buggers got into my garage last week and couldn't find its way out, even though one of the garage doors was open. It just kept flying itself into the ceiling over and over again. I had to get a broom and tempt it into landing on it, and then carried it out.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 20 Sep, 2019 09:54 am
I know when I moved to Tomball 40 years ago, I spent hours watching the sky, when the birds were on the move. Now I count myself fortunate if I see a few dozens of them each year.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Fri 20 Sep, 2019 10:52 am
@Roberta,
Oops. I put the slug in the wrong thread. Sorry.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 20 Sep, 2019 11:16 am
@Roberta,
Smile No problem.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 20 Sep, 2019 11:26 am
@rosborne979,
I was reading this AM'sNYT about the bird disappearance. One of the theories (actually its a guess cause no two or more batches of vidence supports this to date), states that the disappearance is due to the increased use of nicotenoid pesticides.

It appars that EAGLES are increasing in numbers as well as many of the Buteos ,vultures, Raptors and Owls.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 27 Sep, 2019 01:20 pm
Canuck and I
54 mins ·
This was the last photo of Canuck and myself that I took shortly before his disappearance. Today marks one month since Canuck went missing. I miss him, Cassiar misses him, and so do a lot of other people. I will never give up hope, and I will never stop searching. I will find you one day my friend. I promise. 🧡

A $10,000 No Questions Asked Reward for the Safe Return of Canuck is offered. Email [email protected] with any tips.

Thank you to everyone out there for your continued support and efforts in trying to find Canuck. He means the world to a lot of people and we just want him to come home. Where he belongs.
https://scontent.fhou1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/72115861_2392340664206907_1001033005545816064_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_eui2=AeGFzn_Kje6DJB2IyAXYVmmWtIix_3vmmJx-3Wuj_RdDh4aF_1JbS_CAVn44U0BoileQ4nt1TlHjF3uX_hQMBbANYg6ljpQ7Pz_zz_h-PL4D8Q&_nc_oc=AQmxK1pSUBgKv8Gt76c2Hzg4MAE-JGFv5HGYURCGojSz8iHto5t7rUx1NbCJf4kkQXSl9qLoe7ShMCba6uZnWs7W&_nc_ht=scontent.fhou1-1.fna&oh=03da107563b2940f3f49fc631fcecc0f&oe=5E3A0362
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 6 Oct, 2019 10:54 am
Canuck and I
47 mins ·
I have been made aware of a posting on Craigslist for a deceased Crow with two bands that was found.

I am currently trying to get in contact with the individual that posted. However what I would request from all of you is to not email this individual so their email inbox does not get flooded with messages and having mine get lost in the shuffle.

I will keep everyone posted on what I find out.

Thank you.

Shawn.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 25 Oct, 2019 09:18 pm
@edgarblythe,
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 28 Oct, 2019 08:02 pm
Canuck and I
1 hr ·
*Update: This Crow was spotted near Robson Street and Beatty Street about 3 hours ago.

Attention Yaletown area in Vancouver!!! These photos were taken on Saturday at the Starbucks in Yaletown. From viewing these photos, I feel that they look exactly like Canuck. And it is a possibility it may be him. This Crow was "friendly" with people but seemed sedated or seemed as if something was off. If anyone is down in that area, please keep your eyes open. I'm on my way down there to check the area. I know it's been a couple of days since the sighting, but he may still be around that neighborhood.

*Starbucks near the Yaletown Roundhouse Skytrain Station.

*Keep in mind, Canuck may have had his tags removed. Even though this Crow doesn't have tags, it still may be him.

Thank you.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 20 Nov, 2019 08:22 am
@edgarblythe,
 

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