Beep, Beep! — Through Open Lens

F/7.1, 1/200, ISO 250. Greater Roadrunner Why can you never trust atoms? They make up everything! Interesting Fact: Roadrunners have evolved a range of adaptations to deal with the extremes of desert living. Like seabirds, they secrete a solution of highly concentrated salt through a gland just in front of each eye, which uses less water […]

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But I’m A Creep! — Through Open Lens

F/8.0, 1/250, ISO 320. Brown Creeper Why was Cinderella thrown off the basketball team? She ran away from the ball. Interesting Fact: Brown Creepers burn an estimated 4–10 calories (technically, kilocalories) per day, a tiny fraction of a human’s daily intake of about 2,000 kilocalories. By eating a single spider, a creeper gains enough energy to […]

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Morty the Crank — THE ROOST

In the October edition, Morty has been called upon to provide advice to a distraught apartment dweller whose birdie companions are becoming too noisy for the neighbors. This parront is desperate for a soundproofing solution to her problem. Morty may have just the answer – but, there are a few bugs to be worked out […]

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Bird’s ID – Red and Green Macaw — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

Red and Green Macaw The Red-and-Green Macaw (Ara chloropterus), is a large, mostly-red macaw of the genus Ara. This is the largest of the genus Ara, widespread in the forests and woodlands of northern and central South America. However, in common with other macaws, in recent years there has been a marked decline in its […]

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Voices: Willow Ptarmigan | Cornell Lab of Ornithology — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

There are few birds whose vocalizations are as comical as those of the Willow Ptarmigan. The Lab’s Charles Eldermire describes the experience of hearing this arctic grouse first hand. A film from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. If no film or link appears in this email, go to the blog to view it by clicking […]

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