Tag Archives: Bird Behaviour

Google Bird: What Can Search Data Do for Bird Conservation?

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

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How Many Maritimers Does it Take to Find a Downy Woodpecker False Face?

The idea that “false faces” are used by birds for predator deterrence floats in the ether between biology textbook case study and mythical meme. The idea that evolution can produce false faces compels and amazes us but because of the lack of … Continue reading

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What To Do With An Old Lawn Chair

Yes, I had every intention of throwing out this old weather beaten, shredding lawn chair cushion. Early May wasn’t exactly warm enough to sit on the deck, so the chair was waiting for the spring yard work urge to strike. Apparently … Continue reading

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House Sparrow Explosions

Throughout most of the year, I have a good variety of birds passing through my yard, including the occasional rarity like a boreal owl or pileated woodpecker. During most of August however, I’m generally stuck with the good old house … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wings: Coot Conflict

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Wednesday Wings: Mr. Personality

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Wednesday Wings: A Good Trill

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Wednesday Wings: Spa Visit

And when the big guy was finished, the little fellas moved in.

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Wednesday Wings: Osprey

Not all fishing trips are successful. This fish-less osprey is drying his wings in the wind after a failed attempt. Taken in Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida February 2010.

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