Bird’s ID – Brown-headed Nuthatch — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

Brown-headed Nuthatch The Brown-headed Nuthatch (Sitta pusilla) is a small songbird found in pine forests throughout the Southeastern United States. The bird, like other nuthatches, possesses a sharp black nail-like beak, which it uses to pound open seeds. It is a frequent visitor to feeding stations and is highly fond of sunflower seeds and suet […]

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Grizzlies Have Recovered, Officials Say; Now Montanans Have To Get Along With Them — News : NPR

A healthy population of grizzlies in and around Glacier National Park means the bear may soon come off the endangered species list. But more bears mean more confrontations with humans.(Image credit: Montana Fish and Wildlife and Parks, via AP)

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Aki or the Whales — Walking with Aki

Aki’s back on the water. This morning she and her humans boarded a small landing craft to visit an island lighthouse. We bounce up Favorite Channel and into the deep-water fjord called “Lynn Canal. Having just having finished reading a book about John Muir’s visit to these waters in the 1800’s, I try to imagine […]

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The World Of An Oyster: Scientists Are Using Microphones To Spy On Reef Life — News : NPR

Reefs are being rebuilt along U.S. coastlines, which is good for the oyster. But how does it affect other underwater life? Researchers are listening to find out what animals use the reefs and why.(Image credit: James Morrison/WUNC)

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I Swear, I Am One Cocktail Away From Telling Everyone What I Really Think! — Through Open Lens

F/8.0, 1/250, ISO 160. Least Sandpiper A Sandwich walks into a bar.d The bartender says “Sorry, we don’t serve food here” Interesting Fact: Researchers studying Least Sandpipers discovered a new feeding mechanism. While probing damp mud with their bills, the sandpipers use the surface tension of the water to transport prey quickly from their bill tips […]

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