Ten weeks before our departure for Ecuador, Cindy was in the hospital having her right knee replaced. She had the left knee replaced in 2019 and worked hard on her rehab and had a remarkable recovery – driving within a few weeks and at full use not long afterwards. We planned the Ecuador trip before […]Ecuador Day 7 – Amazon Day 2 – The Canopy Tower — blairbirding
British paleontologist David Hone set out to write a book that stresses what isn’t yet known about dinosaurs — as much as what is known.(Image credit: Princeton University Press)‘How Fast Did T. rex Run?’ and other questions about dinosaurs examined in new book — Science : NPR
All baby birds have a moment prior to hatching when their hip bone is a tiny replica of a dinosaur’s pelvis. That’s one of the findings in a new, Yale-led study in the journal Nature that explores the evolutionary underpinnings of the avian hip bone. It is also a modern-day nod to the dramatic transformation that led from dinosaurs to birds over tens of millions of years.Birds & Dinosaurs – Joined at the Hip | Yale News — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG
Our August’ Feather Fun offers a fun way to reduce stress in your house!
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This month, Sherri launches a three-part series on feather care, beginning with preening.
Preening is how a bird grooms its feathers to remove dust, dirt, and parasites, and to align feathers in the optimum position relative to adjacent feathers and body shape.
Head on over to our Feathered Frenzy page to read more about the art and trials of preening!
The ongoing Bot Saga finds Morty (again) in stitches, watching the craziest antics of Roomba and Alexa as they venture off on their latest ill-conceived adventure.
Catch up with Morty in this month’s edition of Beneath the Cage Grate to find out what his two botmates have gotten themselves into!
You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. I mentioned recently that I’ve been accumulating images of Burrowing Owls this summer. These little owls seem to have taken advantage of favorable conditions for breeding. I see families of owls in numerous locations in the local […]Burrowing Owls — Birds With Attitude — Sonoran Images
Brown-throated parakeet eating a Leucaena leucocephala seedpod. Brown-throated parakeets on Curacao, an endemic subspecies of the island, have a wide variety of plants that form part of their daily diet. Either fruits, flowers or even plant leaves can be part of their daily food choices. A particular favorite of them is the Leucaena leucocephala or […]Endemic subspecies: Brown-throated parakeet — Bird Watching Curaçao
WWT Slimbridge The CASPIAN TERN was elusive this morning and was seen on the canal between Slimbridge and Purton at 7:46am heading S (Dave Paynter). Then it was seen at Frampton heading N on the canal towards Epney. (John Rossetti). Then it flew over Frampton village (south end) heading SW towards Slimbridge. It dropped […]Thursday 21st July 2022 —
“Decisive action to tackle climate change and restore ecosystems” is badly needed to rescue the beloved subspecies, experts say.Jake Johnson: Climate Crisis Pushes Migratory Monarch Butterflies Onto Endangered List — Vox Populi