Visit the It’s A Birb Thing page to see Lavender’s latest Cheeks comic strip. by Lavender
Visit our News on the Wing page to catch up on birdie and nature-related issues and items retrieved from social media over the last few weeks. For example, read and follow the Tweet about the plight of the Swift Parrot: SWIFT PARROT- @teamswiftparrot Successive governments in #Tasmania have failed to protect swift #parrots from deforestation […]
the thrum of wings hovering stillness in motion
Laser beams that sweep erratically across crops have shown promise in protecting harvests from loss caused by birds. But researchers are still studying whether the beams may harm the animals’ retinas.(Image credit: Tom Banse/Northwest News Network)
The male Wilson’s Bird-of-Paradise sports more colors than any other bird in the family. Each splash of color has a story. Yellows and reds are paintlike pigments. Blues and greens are created by the interaction of light and the microscopic structure of feathers and skin. By whatever mechanism they are produced, the combined result is […]
Your body needs oxygen to function — and that was true even before you were born. As you grew inside your mother’s womb, even before you had working lungs, your cells were crying out for oxygen. And your mother kindly answered that call. Oxygen and nutrients from her blood made their way down your umbilical cord, through your belly button, and fueled your body.
Now consider a chick — before it has hatched. It’s cut off from its mother by a hard shell and a couple membranes. There’s no way for the hen to get her still-developing offspring the oxygen it desperately needs; the pre-hatchling is on its own.
So why don’t bird embryos suffocate inside their eggs?
In Skunk Bear’s newest episode, we use the magic of animation to take you inside an egg and explore the delicate system that keeps these little things alive.
Read original article here.
moment of stillness gratitude for this day
Look mom, down there, look, it’s a FEDDER! Could it be mine perchance? Mom, you’re not looking, LOOK!
Rest assured Keito, I am almost always looking – at you, my beautiful girl.