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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #540 on: February 12, 2016, 02:17:54 AM »

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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #541 on: February 12, 2016, 02:21:31 AM »

James Macdonald Lockhart's Raptor is a timely survey of Britain's elusive birds of prey.

http://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/02/enraptured-by-raptors/

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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #542 on: February 12, 2016, 02:35:14 AM »

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #543 on: February 12, 2016, 02:37:55 AM »

Man fined $2,500 for killing bald eagle on GRCA property - ridiculous IMHO!

http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/man-fined-2-500-for-killing-bald-eagle-on-grca-property-1.2774186

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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #544 on: February 12, 2016, 03:01:08 AM »

Eaglets rescued on St. George Island (Great story! One eaglet returned to human-made nest. One still in rehab.)

http://www.apalachtimes.com/article/20160210/NEWS/160219930

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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #545 on: February 12, 2016, 03:02:42 AM »

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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #546 on: February 12, 2016, 03:13:32 AM »

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #547 on: February 12, 2016, 04:52:55 PM »

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« Reply #548 on: February 12, 2016, 05:56:31 PM »

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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #549 on: February 12, 2016, 06:28:05 PM »

Protected bird found shot in Venetian Isles, Florida (This doesn't end well and, worse yet, it's not the first!)  :'(

http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/89149175-story
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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #550 on: February 12, 2016, 06:38:09 PM »

Absurd Creature of the Week: Meet the Bird That Lies and Tricks Its Way Into Sex

http://www.wired.com/2016/02/absurd-creature-of-the-week-meet-the-bird-that-lies-and-tricks-its-way-into-sex/?mbid=nl_21216#slide-1



LOL T40!  I love this about the male Bowerbird!  :D 

PBS recently aired another episode of the "Nature" series that, I think, also featured this tricky behavior exhibited by the male Bowerbird.  If it wasn't that bird, it was some tricky behavior by another bird, equally entertaining, used to "get his girl" to fall for him.  ;)  It was a really good episode, and included other animals that go to great lengths to use tricks for the same reason.    :D  What a hoot.   ;) 

That complete PBS Nature episode can currently be viewed online, (but NOTE*** it says that the video expires Feb. 28, 2016!!!) at:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/natural-born-hustlers-episode-3-sex-lies-dirty-tricks/13761/ - "Natural Born Hustlers - Episode 3 | Sex, Lies & Dirty Tricks."  Premiere date: January 27, 2016 | 0:52:58 | Video expires February 28, 2016

Give it time to load...  It's an excellent episode!

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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #551 on: February 12, 2016, 06:46:06 PM »

BirdNote Stories for the Week of February 14, 2016

For White-throated Swifts, Love Is in the Air - http://birdnote.org/show/white-throated-swifts-love-air



Franklin's Gull - The Half-time Seagull - http://birdnote.org/show/franklins-gull-half-time-seagull



Sandgrouse - Desert Water-carriers - http://birdnote.org/show/sandgrouse-desert-water-carriers



The Elegant Black Tern - http://birdnote.org/show/elegant-black-tern



Highways as Habitat for Hawks - http://birdnote.org/show/highways-habitat-hawks



You Are What You Eat - http://birdnote.org/show/you-are-what-you-eat



Why the Black Skimmer Skims - http://birdnote.org/show/why-black-skimmer-skims



Ever Heard of a Sandgrouse? - http://birdnote.org/blog/2016/02/ever-heard-sandgrouse


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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #552 on: February 12, 2016, 08:29:40 PM »

LOL T40!  I love this about the male Bowerbird!  :D 

PBS recently aired another episode of the "Nature" series that, I think, also featured this tricky behavior exhibited by the male Bowerbird.  If it wasn't that bird, it was some tricky behavior by another bird, equally entertaining, used to "get his girl" to fall for him.  ;)  It was a really good episode, and included other animals that go to great lengths to use tricks for the same reason.    :D  What a hoot.   ;) 

That complete PBS Nature episode can currently be viewed online, (but NOTE*** it says that the video expires Feb. 28, 2016!!!) at:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/natural-born-hustlers-episode-3-sex-lies-dirty-tricks/13761/ - "Natural Born Hustlers - Episode 3 | Sex, Lies & Dirty Tricks."  Premiere date: January 27, 2016 | 0:52:58 | Video expires February 28, 2016

Give it time to load...  It's an excellent episode!
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baz - Yes, it was the bowerbird, but they left out the part about painting the inside red, which I thought was a very neat "trick." Thanks for the link; I enjoyed the episode.
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Re: Birds in the News
« Reply #553 on: February 13, 2016, 08:46:53 PM »

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