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Could Owl and Crocodilian Tears Lead to a Cure for Your Dry Eyes?

By studying the numerous ways animals keep their eyes wet and healthy, scientists hope to help address human vision problems.
Tags: Crying, News, Animals, Research, Birds, Reptiles, Veterinary Medicine, Eyes And Eyesight, Turtles and Tortoises, Evolution (Biology, Your-feed-science, Your-feed-animals, Frontiers in Veterinary Science


Handmade nest lures golden eagles back to Highlands estate

Pair fledge first chick in Dundreggan for 40 years in eyrie built by conservationistA nest of arm-sized sticks built on a precipitous crag by an octogenarian conservationist dangling from a rope has enticed a pair of golden eagles back to the Highlands of Scotland.The eyrie handmade by Roy Dennis, a renowned conservationist who has masterminded the revival of endangered species across Britain, helped the eagles successfully fledge the first chick on Trees for Life’s Dundreggan estate in 40 years...
Tags: Scotland, Animals, Environment, UK News, Birds, Britain, Wildlife, Highlands, Dundreggan, Roy Dennis


She Doesn’t Make Animals Cry, but She Collects Their Tears

By studying the numerous ways animals keep their eyes wet and healthy, scientists hope to help address human vision problems.
Tags: Crying, News, Animals, Research, Birds, Reptiles, Veterinary Medicine, Eyes And Eyesight, Turtles and Tortoises, Evolution (Biology, Your-feed-science, Your-feed-animals, Frontiers in Veterinary Science


Call for grouse shooting to be licensed amid rise in bird of prey deaths

Labour seeks review after police and RSPB link sharp rise in killings to hunting seasonLabour has called for grouse shooting to be licensed after a big increase in illegal killings of birds of prey during the coronavirus lockdown, the majority of which, investigators say, are linked to the sport.As the grouse shooting season, known as the Glorious 12th, officially began on Wednesday, the shadow environment secretary, Luke Pollard, called for a review of how shoots operate. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Environment, UK News, Birds, Wildlife, Conservation, Labour, Rural affairs, Yorkshire, Hunting, RSPB, Luke Pollard, Coronavirus outbreak


17 Learning Tools For Your Next Outdoor Excursion

Ever wonder how underwater creatures make light? Or what a Carolina leaf-roller eats? Our list of apps, podcasts and websites will help you figure out what’s going on in the great outdoors.
Tags: News, Earth, Birds, Animal Behavior, Carolina, Computers and the Internet, Mobile Applications, Travel and Vacations, Oceans and Seas


Popular Pesticides Are Killing Birds, Too

The most commonly used pesticides in the world have been a disaster for bees. But new research shows they’re also bad news for birds, which are dying at an alarming rate. The findings, published in Nature Sustainability on Monday, show they’re responsible for a decline in American birds.Read more...
Tags: Science, Birds, Pesticides, Agriculture, Birdmodo


Sunrise enigma.

It was an austere sunrise: But right at my vantage point, I found this: Nice performance art! [Author: noreply[email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Music, Law, Birds, Sunrise, Performance art, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


Bird + girls + sunrise.

Unobstructed view: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Birds, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


Chirp to arms: musicians record album to help conserve endangered birds

Ten-track record samples recordings of endangered, vulnerable or near threatened birds by artists from same countryThe song of the black catbird – with its flute-like chirps and screeching single-note squalls – was once heard across Guatemala, Belize and southern Mexico until large-scale farms began to destroy its habitat.Now, thanks to a collective of musicians, producers and DJs, the tiny bird’s song – and that of nine other endangered species from the region – could be heard on dancefloors ar...
Tags: Mexico, Animals, Environment, Americas, World news, Birds, Wildlife, Conservation, Endangered Species, Caribbean, Guatemala Belize


I encounter the creatures...

Great...And small... [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Video, Law, Birds, Sunrise, Insects, Ann Althouse, off-blog Althouse


Scandal strikes 'Tour de France of pigeon racing' as 11 birds die

Club des Internationaux Français pulls its 2,000 birds from event citing safety fearsThe Tour de France of international pigeon racing has been rocked by scandal and acrimony after 11 French birds were found dead on the eve of the competition in a suspected poisoning.A further seven French pigeons are said to be seriously unwell prompting the Club des Internationaux Français (CIF) to urgently withdraw its 2,000 birds from the blue ribbon event citing concerns about safety and “fairness in this c...
Tags: Europe, France, Animals, Environment, Sport, World news, Birds, Wildlife, Club des Internationaux Français


European commission orders France to outlaw 'barbaric' glue traps for birds

The French government risks paying huge fines if it bows to pressure from hunting lobbyists over controversial methodFrance is to outlaw after the European commission threatened legal action and fines.The move was welcomed by campaigners who have described the practice as “barbaric” and who urged the French government not to bow to pressure from the powerful hunting lobby. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, France, Birds, Wildlife, Endangered Species, Hunting


Watch these penguins enjoy a bubble machine

Animal keepers at Newquay Zoo in Cornwall, UK installed a bubble machine in the penguin habitat to delight the birds. All that's missing is the Lawrence Welk Orchestra playing on the speakers. From South West News Service: "The birds are usually kept occupied by feeding shows and guests visiting the zoo, but due to coronavirus their daily routine was forced to change. Staff at Newquay Zoo in Cornwall were trying to find a way to keep them entertained, and then someone kindly donated a...
Tags: Video, News, Cute, Zoos, Animals, Birds, Cornwall, Penguins, Cornwall UK, Lawrence Welk Orchestra, Newquay Zoo


Kerry James Marshall’s Black Birds Take Flight in a New Series

Inspired by John James Audubon, the painter explores the societal “pecking order” in two works that dovetail with “this mystery about whether or not Audubon himself was Black.”
Tags: Art, News, Birds, Marshall, Helen, John James Audubon, Luc, Kerry James, John James, Audubon, Tuymans, Kerry James Marshall, Race and Ethnicity, Chicago (Ill, Molesworth, Mastry (Exhibit


The Mysterious Life of Birds Who Never Come Down

Swifts spend all their time in the sky. What can their journeys tell us about the future?
Tags: England, News, Birds, Wind, Animal Behavior, Books and Literature


'Smelly and create great stains': emus banned from pub in outback Australia town

Kevin and Carol, friendly emus who wander the town of Yaraka in Queensland, have been barred from the only pub after leaving droppings on the floor and stealing toastIt can’t be easy being an emu in outback Australia at the best of times what with the heat and the perennial droughts.But to be banned from your local pub for bad behaviour must now be added to the list of grievances inflicted upon the big birds. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia, Animals, Australia news, Birds, Wildlife, Animal behaviour, Queensland, Carol, Kevin, Rural Australia, Yaraka


Cockatoo sees wild turkeys through the window, offers them toy, bangs for their attention

What Are These Creatures In My Yard ?! Mr. Max is a birb. Some wild turkeys showed up one day in the back yard, and Mr. Max's owner caught it on video. At this spot, it's so funny. It goes like this: Max: hey big birb I have gift BANG BANG BNAG GIFT
Tags: Post, News, Delightful Creatures, Birds, Max, Interspecies Communication, Birbs, Birb


Birds with Arms

“Ever wondered what birds with arms would look like? Here is the answer.” Another wonderful video from @curlykidlife, Duncan Evans.
Tags: Video, News, Funny, Weird, Cool, Birds, Birbs


'The Most Musical Animals in the World': This New Electronic Album Features Endangered Birds

Put in some headphones, close your eyes, and let chill jams and tropical endangered birdsongs transport you to the threatened jungles of Latin America. A Guide to the Birdsong of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean is a new album that features birds and artists from the region all with the purpose of sharing the…Read more...
Tags: Art, Music, Science, Birds, Endangered Species, Latin America, Caribbean, Mexico Central America, Birdsong, Birdmodo, New Electronic Album Features Endangered Birds


Andean Condor Soared for 100 Miles Without Flapping Its Wings

The world’s largest soaring bird—the Andean condor—can stay aloft for 5 hours and cover more than 100 miles of real estate without flapping its wings, according to new research.Read more...
Tags: Science, Flight, Birds, Condors, Birdmodo


At the Monday Night Café,,,

... you can write about whatever you want. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Birds, Ann Althouse


Andean condor can fly for 100 miles without flapping wings

World’s largest soaring bird flaps wings only 1% of time in flight, study showsA study sheds light on just how efficiently the world’s largest soaring bird rides air currents to stay aloft for hours without flapping its wings.The Andean condor has a 3-metre (10ft) wingspan and weighs up to 15kg (33lbs), making it the world’s heaviest soaring bird. Continue reading...
Tags: Animals, Environment, Americas, World news, Birds, Wildlife, Argentina


"On the one hand, she’s already paid a steep price. That’s not enough of a deterrent to others? Bringing her more misery just seems like piling on. So if the DA feels the need to pursue charges, he should pursue charges. But he can do that without me."

Said Christian Cooper, setting a fine example, quoted in "Birdwatcher not cooperating with investigation into Central Park ‘Karen’ Amy Cooper."In honor of the kindly, generous birdwatcher, I decided to research what is the most kindly, generous bird. The answer, it seems (from The Cut), is the parrot:A very endearing German study recently found that parrots are capable of selfless acts of kindness. When placed in neighboring cages, researchers found, the birds will pass each other tokens that ca...
Tags: Psychology, Parrot, Law, Birds, Npr, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Amy Cooper, Christian Cooper, the Cooper incident, Good Citizenship, Central Park ` Karen


California Condors Return to Sequoia National Park for First Time in 50 Years

For the first time in nearly 50 years, California condors have returned to Sequoia National Park. The National Park Service announced on Wednesday that park staff spotted the critically endangered bird in the park back on May 28. This sighting signals that federal efforts to bring the California condor back from…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Birds, Endangered Species, California Condor, Birdmodo, Fly Free Baby, Sequoia National Park The National Park Service


Entire rare bird colony vanishes, baffling New Zealand scientists

Experts believe endangered shore plovers – known for their pluck and friendliness – might have flown away or been eaten by predatorsA specialist search and recovery team has been deployed to recapture the last remaining survivors of a flock of endangered birds that absconded from a predator-free island in New Zealand during coronavirus lockdown.There are only 250 shore plover or tūturuatu left in the wild and they are the world’s rarest plover. Conservationists have been painstakingly reintroduc...
Tags: Animals, Environment, World news, Birds, Asia Pacific, Wildlife, New Zealand


'An ashram for the hummingbird': the Trindad haven for world's tiniest bird

Theo and Gloria Ferguson have created a garden specially designed to attract hummingbirds – and hundreds visit dailyAt the foot of Theo and Gloria Ferguson’s property stands a giant silk cotton tree. Reminiscent of those enchanted species in children’s fables, this ancient sentinel’s huge varicose limbs yawn upwards and outwards, towards a canopy of leaves that scratch the sky. Eight adults linking arms would struggle to encircle its vast girth, proof of the aeons it has stood guarding the edge ...
Tags: Animals, Environment, Americas, World news, Birds, Wildlife, Trinidad And Tobago, Trinidad, Theo, Gloria Ferguson


'An ashram for the hummingbird': the Trinidad haven for world's tiniest bird

Theo and Gloria Ferguson have created a garden specially designed to attract hummingbirds – and hundreds visit dailyAt the foot of Theo and Gloria Ferguson’s property stands a giant silk cotton tree. Reminiscent of those enchanted species in children’s fables, this ancient sentinel’s huge varicose limbs yawn upwards and outwards, towards a canopy of leaves that scratch the sky. Eight adults linking arms would struggle to encircle its vast girth, proof of the aeons it has stood guarding the edge ...
Tags: Animals, Environment, Americas, World news, Birds, Wildlife, Trinidad And Tobago, Trinidad, Theo, Gloria Ferguson


Artificial Feathers Let This Robotic Bird Fly With Incredible Agility

Over the years, Festo, a German automation company with a penchant for robots, has designed countless Mother Nature-inspired automatons that swim, hop, and fly like their real-world counterparts. That includes robotic birds, which have now been upgraded with fake feathers that allow the robots to soar through the air…Read more...
Tags: Science, Research, Birds, Robots, Innovation, Robotics, Festo, BionicSwift


Canada’s Sparrows Are Singing a New Song. You’ll Hear It Soon.

Over 20 years, scientists tracked the transformation of the traditional trill of a common bird from western Canada to Ontario.
Tags: News, Research, Birds, Canada, Animal Behavior, Animal Migration, Current Biology (Journal, Alberta (Canada, Your-feed-science


Canadian sparrows ditch their old song for catchier tune

Study finds British Columbia birds’ dropped-end note of call has spread across countryIf you consider Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep to be the ultimate catchy tune, think again: the white-throated sparrows of British Columbia have devised a new song that has gone viral across Canada.For years, the small songbird’s traditional descending whistle featured a three-note ending. But researchers have tracked how a unique two-note-ending version of the male bird’s call has rapidly spread 3,000km (1,864 mile...
Tags: Science, Biology, Animals, Environment, Birds, Canada, Wildlife, Columbia, Ontario