Tag Archives: Ornithology

Tough Bird, Tough Luck

This young Golden Eagle takes on more than it can manage this time. Amazing that no damage was done to the bird other than an empty belly – and maybe damaged pride!

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Bullfinch Mimicry

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05k2xc8/player Stunning video of mimicry by european Bullfinches, revealed on BBC Radio 4 The Life Science, prepared by Tim Birkhead, who wrote the wonderfully compelling well-written, entertaining and easy-to-read “Bird Sense – What It’s Like To Be A Bird”

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Homing Instinct in Birds – How do they do it?

National Geographic looks at the strange case of the homing pigeon that went missing for 5 years! It was released in Nantes and along with a large number of other homers it simply disappeared. This interesting article gives a probable … Continue reading

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Mother Nature’s Delicate Balance

This BBC article says: Conservationists believe they have identified the cause of a decline in numbers of a rare duck. In the UK, common scoters breed at only a few locations in the Flow Country of Caithness and Sutherland and … Continue reading

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Unbelievable Swifts

From Beijing to Cape Town: a remarkable trip using the latest geolocator technology.  A SWIFT annual round trip from the Summer Palace to Table Mountain.  Amazing ornithology, amazing birds. http://www.birdguides.com/webzine/article.asp?a=5047

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Parental Guidance Video Secures Conviction

Goshawk killer gets prison Posted on: 13 Jan 2015 Conservationists have welcomed the first-ever prison sentence for killing a bird of prey, as gamekeeper George Mutch was convicted at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday. George Mutch – a gamekeeper working on … Continue reading

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Where do all the Ivories Go? Long time passing

Mysterious Ivory Gulls Sea ice crucial to annual movement patterns of Canadian Ivory Gulls http://www.birdguides.com/webzine/article.asp?a=4795

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