It’s been a long winter here in the Parry Sound area, but Spring’s warmth is encouraging the ice to recede and soon disappear. The return of the geese and other migratory birds is so wonderful to see.
All too soon, summer will be over and birds will once again be readying themselves for the migration south.
Enjoy every minute of every day as each are fleeting, leaving only sweet memories and longing to regain if only one fleeting moment of time.
For more than a century, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) has helped ensure that we can continue to study and enjoy birds in North America by flatly prohibiting the unauthorized “taking” of migratory birds. 896 more words
via Action Alert: Migratory Bird Treaty Act Under Threat — American Ornithological Society
Why? To help birds at risk: Seabrook Island sits at a critical junction for a number of shorebird species! During the spring, birds like Piping Plovers and Red Knots need our beaches to pack on weight in preparation for migration. Birds fitted with transmitters have proven that some Red Knots, as part of their 9.300 […]
via Join the Seabrook Island Birders Shorebird Stewards Program — SIB
Among birders, at least, one of the most famous individual birds in the world is Wisdom. Wisdom is a female Laysan Albatross, a species that spends almost all of its life at sea. Wisdom comes to shore on Midway Island, near the center of the Pacific Ocean, only to breed. Wisdom is the oldest banded […]
via Introducing Wisdom — Wickersham’s Conscience
Click here to read the January 2020 Western Water News from Audubon. Here’s an excerpt: Western Water News UPDATE: New Federal Rule Reduces Protections for Water in the West, Harming People and Birds The Trump Administration’s revised Waters of the United States rule shrinks the number of waterways protected under the Clean Water Act. UPDATE […]
via New Federal Rule Reduces Protections for Water in the West, Harming People and Birds — @Audubon — Coyote Gulch
Here are some more graphics from the recently released bird population study that showed a decline of 2.9 billion birds, or 29 percent, in North American over the last 50 years. Here’s my recent article on it. The study’s accompanying website is 3billionbirds.org #BringBirdsBack
via Bird population decline fodder II — Birds of New England.com
F/5.6, 1/500, ISO 200. Mallard Female Why do barbers make good drivers? They know all the shortcuts. Interesting Fact: During egg-laying phase, she lines the nest with grasses, leaves, and twigs from nearby. She also pulls tall vegetation over to conceal herself and her nest. After incubation begins, she plucks down feathers from her breast […]
via By Invitation Only! — Through Open Lens
F/8.0, 1/250, ISO 250. Tricolored Heron ( Juvenile ) What is a bee that cant make up his mind? A maybe. Interesting Fact: Angsty teenagers aren’t just a human phenomenon. As Tricolored Herons get older they often lunge and snap at their parents when they arrive at the nest with food. To appease the youngsters, parents […]
via Just Because I’m Awake Doesn’t Mean I’m Ready To Do Things. — Through Open Lens
Roseate Spoonbill The Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) – sometimes placed in its own genus Ajaja – is a gregarious wading bird of the ibis and spoonbill family, Threskiornithidae. It is a resident breeder in South America mostly east of the Andes, and in coastal regions of the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, the Gulf Coast of […]
via Bird’s ID – Roseate Spoonbill — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101