tsarstepan
 
  1  
Reply Wed 26 Apr, 2017 04:59 pm
@edgarblythe,
http://imgur.com/Zchod3J.jpg
Two hipster ducks from Brooklyn
edgarblythe
 
  1  
Reply Wed 26 Apr, 2017 05:00 pm
@tsarstepan,
They even swim in a vee.
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izzythepush
 
  1  
Reply Tue 9 May, 2017 03:51 am
Bird quiz on the BBC website.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3FWYSt1cCKYhPrgT3PGYQh3/the-big-bird-quiz
edgarblythe
 
  1  
Reply Tue 9 May, 2017 04:45 am
@izzythepush,
I did 50%.
farmerman
 
  1  
Reply Tue 9 May, 2017 05:12 am
@edgarblythe,
I got 8/10. I screwed up on the "what do you call group of birds" questions.

izzythepush
 
  1  
Reply Tue 9 May, 2017 06:09 am
@farmerman,
There was a lot of those. I got 7, so I'm forever in your shadow.
Roberta
 
  1  
Reply Tue 9 May, 2017 05:21 pm
@izzythepush,
izzy, I join you in the shadows with 7
izzythepush
 
  1  
Reply Wed 10 May, 2017 12:47 am
@Roberta,
I have my cowl and bell, and have been practising crying 'Unclean' all day. So I'll be fine at the supermarket.
tsarstepan
 
  1  
Reply Wed 10 May, 2017 06:14 am
@izzythepush,
I am saddened for I got 6 out of 10.
tsarstepan
 
  2  
Reply Wed 10 May, 2017 06:53 am
@tsarstepan,
Sam Lee on the nightingale
https://i.imgur.com/NfKZ6T0.jpg
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hightor
 
  3  
Reply Thu 11 May, 2017 04:29 am
I saw two bobolinks in the yard yesterday, for the first time in maybe a dozen years. They used to be regular visitors on their way north but their numbers are in decline. The picture doesn't do them justice — they are a striking bird with the underneath of their bodies all black and the bright yellow cap. Nice cheery song, too.

https://images.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fmedia-cache-ak0.pinimg.com%2F736x%2Ff1%2F05%2F2a%2Ff1052a18934be578331f272812dd26c2.jpg&f=1
farmerman
 
  2  
Reply Thu 11 May, 2017 04:52 am
@hightor,
This is that critical two weeks in the US. Birds that live in deep forests are heading north through mid May and its the best time to see these rarer species. We put out raisins and orange slices for the baltimore orioles. Ive seen quite a few orioles this year, and two scarlet tanagers.
Now Its a bunch of solo gigs of uncommon tunes sung by these visitors and usually the mockingbirds pick up the main melodies and keep em going through summer.

We see oriole nests in the woods nearby .They build these things that look like "caterpillar nests" which hang from high poplar trees. Bt end of August, theyre all gone.

BUT I dont think Ive ever seen any bobolinks. Ive heard em , but never seen em.
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tsarstepan
 
  3  
Reply Thu 11 May, 2017 07:06 am
@hightor,
hightor wrote:

I saw two bobolinks in the yard yesterday, for the first time in maybe a dozen years. They used to be regular visitors on their way north but their numbers are in decline. The picture doesn't do them justice — they are a striking bird with the underneath of their bodies all black and the bright yellow cap. Nice cheery song, too.

https://images.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fmedia-cache-ak0.pinimg.com%2F736x%2Ff1%2F05%2F2a%2Ff1052a18934be578331f272812dd26c2.jpg&f=1

He wears that look better than Brad Pitt ever did!
tsarstepan
 
  2  
Reply Mon 15 May, 2017 11:47 am
@tsarstepan,
Edgar, can you put the Beautiful Animals tag on this one so... it can be that much easier to find it, forum wise? #notaskingforafriend

Never underestimate the simple day to day beauty of the common house sparrow.
https://i.imgur.com/lPSjeut.jpg

Cyrus Todiwala on the house sparrow

edgarblythe
 
  1  
Reply Mon 15 May, 2017 12:38 pm
@tsarstepan,
Yew got it dewd.
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hightor
 
  4  
Reply Mon 15 May, 2017 02:49 pm
More bad news for our feathered friends:
Migratory birds bumped off schedule as climate change shifts spring
Eurekalert
https://media.eurekalert.org/multimedia_prod/pub/web/140538_web.jpg
tsarstepan
 
  2  
Reply Fri 19 May, 2017 07:21 am
@hightor,
hightor wrote:

More bad news for our feathered friends:
Migratory birds bumped off schedule as climate change shifts spring

Damn unionized birds and their need to make progress and moving forward so difficult! Rolling Eyes

Went to the MOMA on a day off yesterday. Stumbled onto this NYC bird.
https://i.imgur.com/oBw9Xbr.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/LWDqdEx.jpg
tsarstepan
 
  1  
Reply Fri 2 Jun, 2017 12:04 pm
@tsarstepan,
Soundimals
http://i.imgur.com/MgxaFmH.jpg
tsarstepan
 
  1  
Reply Tue 6 Jun, 2017 07:20 am
@tsarstepan,
https://i.imgur.com/PVYfkwv.jpg
New research shows that the birds are specially built for balancing.
Not much of a science article unless I'm missing the actual link or something. But wonderful photo.
rosborne979
 
  1  
Reply Tue 6 Jun, 2017 07:31 am
@tsarstepan,
That poor bird is missing a leg. Poor bird. And someone has stepped on its beak and bent it down. And it's starting to turn pink... poor thing.
 

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