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Category Archives: Bird Behaviour
Last summer I watched an exhausted-looking Chestnut-backed Chickadee valiantly feed a demanding Brown-headed Cowbird chick about four times its size. Here’s the cowbird, waiting (impatiently) while the harrowed chickadee gathers food to bring back to him. The year before I’d … Continue reading
My blog post this month is more or less the result of pure chance: At the beginning of the week, I decided to take a stroll around some of the outlying areas of UBC’s Vancouver campus to see if I … Continue reading
It starts with a single red leaf falling from the maple tree. And we know that Nature has sent her signal. With a slow blooming blaze of colour, autumn washes the trees from green to yellow to orange to copper … Continue reading
Posted by Charlotte Wasylik, aka Prairie Birder: In September, the University of Alberta launched its Birds & Windows Project to get a more accurate estimate of the number of bird-window collisions in houses in Canada. As project author Justine Kummer wrote … Continue reading
Living on the edge of the Ottawa River has its ups and downs, both literally and figuratively. As the seasons change, the river levels change from tossing and turbulent to tranquil, and finally frozen. In autumn especially, I recognize what … Continue reading
If Google searches can so accurately predict the incidence and spread of the flu why not the ‘incidence and spread’ of birds? eBird is only one of many mechanisms we have for amassing and disseminating big bird data (big data). … Continue reading
We wait for it the minute it’s gone. Summer. Long, languid days followed by starry nights staring at the bonfire. Full moons. Crashing thunderstorms followed by placating rainbows.These are the songs of summer. We hum them in our minds all … Continue reading
Stop and think of the most easily distinguished and most monotonous songsters in the Canadian woods during the breeding season. “Teacher – Teacher – Teacher – Teacher – Teacher!” Although Ovenbirds are familiar and welcome singers, they seem to be … Continue reading
As an avid birder, the depth and scope of my little “hobby” has deepened and widened over the years, and I also accumulated a few dozen or maybe several dozen bird carvings, bird paintings, bird clothing (especially fond of socks),binoculars, … Continue reading