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  • MSNBC: Border Wall Even More Problematic Because Birds and Bats Might Not Be Able To Fly Over It-lol

    04/15/2017 6:13:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 87 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 15, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Video...Comic relief. Public service announcement: the border wall is even more problematic because animals and birds might be impacted. I wish I was kidding, but MSNBC ran a segment with biologist Jeff Corwin, where the latter said jaguars, the Mexican gray wolf, bats, and some birds might be impacted by the border wall’s construction. VIDEO “It would be an unprecedented environmental catastrophe,” said Corwin to host Craig Melvin. Melvin began the segments discussing Rep. Raul Graijalva (D-AZ) and the Center for Biological Diversity’s lawsuit against the federal government over the border enforcement project. In California, the state legislature is considering...
  • Dec 2016: Feathered dinosaur tail fragment trapped in amber amazes scientists

    04/15/2017 2:35:43 PM PDT · by ETL · 101 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | December 09, 2016 | Rob Verger
    It’s a discovery that's straight out of “Jurassic Park.” Scientists have found a tiny section of a dinosaur’s tail trapped in amber, and not only that, it has feathers. Dating to about 99 million years ago, or the mid-Cretaceous period, the amber containing the eight dinosaur vertebrae originally came from Myanmar. While scientists have known since 1996 that some non-avian dinosaurs had feathers, and even suspected that fact 10 years before that, this new find can teach them more about how feathers have evolved over millions of years. The feathered tail in question came from a juvenile dinosaur, likely a...
  • Penguin colony repeatedly decimated by volcanic eruptions

    04/12/2017 6:42:50 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    British Antarctic Survey ^ | 11 Apr, 2017 | Press Office
    VOne of the largest colonies of gentoo penguins in Antarctica was decimated by volcanic eruptions several times during the last 7,000 years according to a new study. An international team of researchers, led by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), studied ancient penguin guano and found the colony came close to extinction several times due to ash fall from the nearby Deception Island volcano. Their results are published today (Tuesday 11 April) in Nature Communications. Ardley Island, near the Antarctic Peninsula, is currently home to a population of around 5,000 pairs of gentoo penguins. Using new chemical analyses of penguin guano extracted...
  • Occasional Birdy Thread (In memory of Swampsniper)

    03/18/2017 3:48:36 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 101 replies
    Photos ^ | March 18, 2017 | Self
    A few recent shots from around home. If you have bird shots, please share 'em. Mr Tricolor enjoys his breakfast. Common gallinule or marsh hen Our national bird. Love these amazing raptors Coots in the sunrise. Lake Jackson is just a block east of us. I have to look at this each morning as I leave home for work.
  • U.S. Bank Stadium is a bird killing machine

    02/28/2017 1:46:25 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 19 replies
    City Pages ^ | 28 Feb 2017 | Cory Zurowski
    Jim Sharpsteen started around sunrise. He was among half-dozen or so bird-loving volunteers who, over an 11-week span beginning last August, made the walk of shame around U.S. Bank Stadium. Their mission was to confirm the worst: To see if the stadium, with its 200,000 square feet of clear and reflective glass, is so indistinguishable to birds that the creatures crash into it like something out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie. Welcome to the avian killing fields.
  • NATIONAL BIRD DAY – January 5

    01/05/2017 9:26:15 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 26 replies
    Born Free USA emphasizes the importance of National Bird Day and lists it as a day to shine a spotlight on issues critical to the protection and survival of birds, both captive and wild. According to Born Free USA, nearly 12 percent of the world’s almost 10,000 bird species are in danger of extinction. Join over half a million avian admirers celebrate National Bird Day through a bevy of activities. •bird-watching •studying birds •educating others •other bird-related activities •A particularly important National Bird Day activity is bird adoption. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper article, many bird enthusiasts celebrate...
  • Occasional Birdy thread (in memory of Swampsniper)

    12/19/2016 3:08:56 PM PST · by Islander7 · 95 replies
    FR ^ | Dec 19, 2016 | FR
    It was sunny and warm in Florida today. High was 86. Got a little camera and nature time today too. Hope you enjoy. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and an awesome New Year. I believe 2017 is gonna a great start to the Trump revolution to restore America! - - - Anhinga on a pier sunning his feathers. Great egret in the swamp (Highlands Hammock State Park) Red shouldered hawk looking for mice.
  • Occasional birdy thread (In Memory of SWAMPSNIPER)

    10/08/2016 3:15:19 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 78 replies
    Photos | Oct 8, 2016 | Me
    How about a little sanity break from the politics and mayhem? Blue jay Crested caracara Cormorants hanging out at the pier
  • Fears for a huge flock of migrating birds which has been caught INSIDE the eye (Shortened)

    10/07/2016 9:41:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | October 7, 2016 | Chris Summers
    Fears are growing for a huge flock of birds which are believed to be trapped inside the eye of Hurricane Matthew. Pointing to a small green dot on a radar picture of the hurricane, Glenn Burns, a weather forecaster with Atlanta-based WSB-TV, said: 'We are actually seeing something very unusual.
  • Ivanpah Solar Plant Becomes Bird Incinerator, Graveyard

    09/02/2016 1:26:32 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 17 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 02-09-2016 | Lincoln
    Some say that the casualty numbers are overhyped. Other say it is a serious problem. But at the Ivanpah Solar Plant in Nevada, birds are bursting into flames. The bizarre occurrences happen when the bird’s flight paths take them into the ultra-concentrated beams of sunlight produced by the panels at the plant. On spec, the plant seems like the very ideal of energy production for the future: three gleaming towers, forty stories in height capturing the energy from the sunlight reflected by five acres of massive mirrors. All told, the plant generates some 390 megawatts of power from its turbines....
  • Major Evolutionary Blunders: The Imaginary Archaeoraptor

    09/01/2016 7:41:12 PM PDT · by lasereye · 8 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 09/01/2016 | Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D.
    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is quite serious about flying safety. If an aircraft crashes, the FAA will conduct an investigation called a Root Cause Analysis. This involves methodical detective work that tracks events from the moment of the crash back in time. Flight and voice data recorders are invaluable to the inquiry. Root Cause Analysis identifies the most obvious problem that led to the crash and then lists the problem’s cause. That cause is then treated like a problem in itself, and the cause for its occurrence is investigated. This cycle is repeated until the very first cause is...
  • Magnificent Creatures (Hummingbirds filmed on GoPro by my brother - short video)

    08/23/2016 4:44:33 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 60 replies
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  • Occasional Birdy Thread

    08/21/2016 3:14:07 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 60 replies
    self ^ | Aug 21, 2016 | Me
    It's been 2 1/2 months since the last birdy thread was posted. Florida is a bit too hot for this old man to get out and shoot much in high summer. However, today I had a visitor. A little blue heron was feeding on my front lawn. That seemed a tad unusual. There was also a flock of white ibis. This time of year the ibis begin to gather in larger and larger flocks preparing for their winter migration. I got a face shot of this youngster. Their eyes are cool Several weeks ago I saw a family of Florida...
  • Satellite tagged Aberdeenshire raptor missing in Highlands

    08/18/2016 7:29:09 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 Aug 2016
    Last week, RSPB Scotland and the Scottish Moorland Group, whose members include landowners and gamekeepers, clashed over the loss of the eight golden eagles between 2011 and July this year. The wildlife charity believes they were killed illegally around grouse moors, and their satellite tracking tags destroyed. The transmitters being fitted to these birds are exceedingly reliable, and illegal persecution is therefore the most likely explanation of the disappearance of these birds of prey.
  • German scientists prove birds can sleep while flying

    08/03/2016 3:44:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 03 Aug 2016 15:59 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    This odd habit by our feathered friends has long been theorized, but now German scientists say they have definitive proof for the first time ever. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute in Seewiesen, Bavaria, announced on Wednesday that they had proved for the first time that birds can fly while sleeping and still stay aloft. The researchers were able to monitor the brainwaves and movements of great frigate birds from the Galapagos Islands, whose airborne journeys may last for months. They strapped devices to the heads of female birds to measure brain activity over the course of ten days. […]...
  • New Zealand vows to kill every weasel, rat and feral cat on its soil

    07/25/2016 11:45:17 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 58 replies
    W post ^ | 25 July 2016 | Karin Brulliard
    New Zealand is a nation that takes its birds seriously, and it’s got very special ones. The country’s currency is adorned with images of winged species found nowhere else, including the yellow-eyed penguin and the black-masked kokako. The logo of the national air force is stamped with the famed kiwi — a chicken-sized puff of feathers that cannot fly.... “For the first time, technology is starting to make feasible what previously seemed like an unattainable dream,” ... In 2013, environmental activist Gareth Morgan suggested hunting down and killing every feral cat in New Zealand (a proposal that, Morgan told The...
  • Prince the Pigeon: Her Beak Was Broken But Not Her Spirit

    07/23/2016 6:36:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 7/23 | Noreen O'Donnell
    The now thriving pigeon is ready for a home along with 100 other birdsThe baby pigeon with a broken beak was found in April, barely 3 weeks old and about to be euthanized. Instead the vet technician got in touch with Elizabeth Young at Palomacy, a rescue organization for pigeons and doves in San Francisco. It had somehow survived after being attacked by an animal, though its wounds were infected and its beak was split. It had been living on the ground at a gas station, fed by its parents despite its injuries. Today the pigeon is thriving though with...
  • Occasional birdy thread (Dedicated to the memory of Swampsniper)

    07/08/2016 3:58:15 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 54 replies
    Photos | July 8, 2016 | FReepers
    Enjoy a respite from the sad goings on of the day. Please post and share your pics of birds, nature, anything the Good Lord has created. Remembering Swampsniper....may you rest easy, good man. -------------- Mr Limpkin shared a sun rise with me. There's got to a snail here somewhere! Who are all these strangers invading my territory? Oh deer!
  • This bird species can fly for months at a time without landing

    07/02/2016 9:36:55 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 41 replies
    mashable.com ^ | 2 JULY 2016 | ANDREW FREEDMAN
    A new study shows that frigatebirds routinely fly for months at a time without landing, skimming the sea surface only occasionally to catch floating prey. Previously, scientists thought these birds and another bird species, known as swift birds, only remained aloft for many days at a time... To stay aloft for so long, the study found, these birds use some of the same techniques that glider pilots do. They take advantage of upward-moving air underneath tropical cumulus clouds — the clouds that often look like popping popcorn kernels in the sky.
  • Neuron-Packed Bird Brains Point to Creation

    06/20/2016 8:26:33 AM PDT · by fishtank · 64 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 6-20-16 | Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D.
    Neuron-Packed Bird Brains Point to Creation by Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D. * The amazing ability of birds to achieve ape-level cognitive traits—and in some cases exceed them like when they emulate human speech—has long confounded the evolutionary paradigm that claims humans evolved from apes. Now the bird intelligence evolutionary quandary has worsened as described in a new research report that shows bird brains contain over twice as many neurons per unit area as ape brains.