Thanks Internet! A well dressed, bedazzled pet pigeon who appears to have gone on the bird equivalent of a rumspringa, is back home after nearly two weeks.(Image credit: Jody Kieran/Fallen Feathers)

via Rhinestone Vest-Wearing Pigeon Reunited With Family — News : NPR

Rhinestone Vest-Wearing Pigeon Reunited With Family — News : NPR

Birds, Funny

in this audio-visual tour of over 100 species. A short technical description of how birds vocalize and why is followed by a flash-card style presentation of each species. First the bird’s song and/or call, followed by Don’s photographs as the species name is revealed. How many species can you get by calls and song alone? Audience shout-outs are encouraged. Be prepared for a […]

via The Sound of Birds — from A to Zed (Acorn Woodpecker to Zone-tailed Hawk), with Don Klabunde – Evening Meeting: Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 7:30 p.m. — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

The Sound of Birds — from A to Zed (Acorn Woodpecker to Zone-tailed Hawk), with Don Klabunde – Evening Meeting: Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 7:30 p.m. — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

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Purple Martins Important note from H.J. “I wish you my fellow Americans a very Happy Thanksgiving! May G-d bless you and your loving family.” © HJ Ruiz – Avian101

via Photo Capture # 15 – Purple Martins — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

Photo Capture # 15 – Purple Martins — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

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Did you know or did you remember that years ago what is now the Freshwater Marsh was a weedy field and a center of contention among land owners in Playa del Vista, developers and advocates of the Ballona Wetlands? It was completed as the Freshwater Marsh in February of 2003 and wow! Look at it […]

via Ballona Freshwater Marsh: 3 November, 2018 — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

Ballona Freshwater Marsh: 3 November, 2018 — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

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WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY Wintery weather arrived early in Oakland County and with it came a flurry of bird feeding questions; among the top of the list were two questions. The first was actually more of a comment with a negative connotation, but I considered it an implied question: “Squirrels keep robbing seed from […]

via A Thanksgiving Feast – For the Birds — Oakland County Blog

A Thanksgiving Feast – For the Birds — Oakland County Blog

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F/6.3, 1/100, ISO 500. Wild Turkey What exam do young witches have to pass? A spell-ing test! Interesting Fact: Wild Turkeys get around mostly by walking, though they can also run and fly—when threatened, females tend to fly while males tend to run. At sundown turkeys fly into the lower limbs of trees and move […]

via Hey Everybody Come And See How Good I Look! — Through Open Lens

Hey Everybody Come And See How Good I Look! — Through Open Lens

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How does the Los Angeles urban forest affect our resident and migrant birds? How do they use it? Do they use native and exotic trees differently? Do the trees lining our public street actually benefit our birds? These are just a few of the topics Dr. Wood will address. What patterns of tree cover and […]

via The importance of the LA urban forest to resident and migratory birds, with Dr. Eric Wood – Evening Meeting Reminder: Tuesday, November 13, 7:30 p.m. — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

The importance of the LA urban forest to resident and migratory birds, with Dr. Eric Wood – Evening Meeting Reminder: Tuesday, November 13, 7:30 p.m. — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

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Crested Duck © HJ Ruiz – Avian101

via Photo Capture # 8 – Crested Duck — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

Photo Capture # 8 – Crested Duck — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

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Photo “Bomb” – Two Peruvian Pelicans and a Royal Tern © HJ Ruiz – Avian101

via Photo Capture # 9 – Photo “Bomb” — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

Photo Capture # 9 – Photo “Bomb” — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

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