The seabirds of Hermaness — Scotland’s Nature

In today’s guest blog, former warden Mike Pennington reflects on a long association with Hermaness National Nature Reserve, the changes he has observed over the years and the impact of the coronavirus lockdown on this special place. I first came to Hermaness National Nature Reserve, on Britain’s most northerly island of Unst in Shetland, as […]

The seabirds of Hermaness — Scotland’s Nature

Gaviota Rabihorcada/Swallow-tailed Gull/Creagrus furcatus — One Bird Per Day/Un Ave Por Día #1.134

Foto: Francisco PiedrahitaNombra en español: Gaviota Rabihorcada Nombre en inglés: Swallow-tailed Gull Nombre científico: Creagrus furcatus Familia: Laridae Canto: Roger AlhmanLa gaviota de las Galápagos (Creagrus furcatus), también conocida como gaviota tijereta o gaviota de cola bifurcada, es una especie de ave charadriforme de la familia de las gaviotas (Laridae). Es endémica de las islas Galápagos aunque puede verse también en las costas continentales colombianas ecuatorianas y peruanas. Es el único miembro del género Creagrus. Foto: Francisco PiedrahitaLibro…

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2 Puffins Use Sticks to Scratch Their Itches, the 1st Evidence That Seabirds Can Use Tools — KTLA

A team of animal experts observed two Atlantic puffins, more than 1,000 miles apart, spontaneously scratching themselves with sticks — the first time wild seabirds have been spotted using tools, according to new findings in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It’s exciting for a few reasons, author Annette Fayet said: It…

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Wisdom The Albatross, World’s Oldest Wild Bird, Lays Another Egg — News : NPR

Wisdom is known to be at least 68 years old and nests each year at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. She survived a tsunami and is believed to have laid nearly 40 eggs over her life. (Image credit: Madalyn Riley/USFWS Volunteer/Flickr)

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