News on the Wing – June Edition

Our June 2019 edition of News on the Wing provides a broad ranging recap of issues, events and just plain wildlife cuteness overload found across social media over the last month.  FB_IMG_1559506207699

Head on over and catch up on the wildlife and environmental issues that captured ours (and likely yours as well) attention recently.

This world we all share is beautiful and fragile.  The Roost Online strives to bring you issues and stories of nature’s struggles and triumphs.

Happy reading!

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Blue — National Geographic Society Newsroom

For many years, scientists have known of how the red or yellow colour of feathers is achieved. These colours come from pigments in food the birds eat, meaning that they are diet based. One of the challenges in avian colour has been to figure out how the #blue colour is achieved. Interestingly, it came to…

via Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Blue — National Geographic Society Newsroom

Hummingbirds in the Real World: evolution, physiology and relationship — GardenRiots

Hummingbirds are clearly fascinating and engaging creatures. They are biological wonders of ‘invention’, little gems that sparkle in their airborne dances through sunlight, with the seductive power to capture the attention of even the most incognizant of us lumbering earthbound humans, including many of those pretty much blind to the natural world. I did not […]

via Hummingbirds in the Real World: evolution, physiology and relationship — GardenRiots

Whitewater Lake ISS Trip with Lynnea Parker and Randy Mooi — Manitoba Important Bird Areas Program

Yesterday, May 29th, Randy Mooi and Lynnea Parker headed to Whitewater Lake to carry out International Shorebird Survey (ISS) transects. The day was pretty cloudy, smoke from Alberta creating dull, Mordor-like skies. randy commented as follows: ‘Not the most fantastic day to be at Whitewater, but decent shorebird numbers of a variety of species. Shocking […]

via Whitewater Lake ISS Trip with Lynnea Parker and Randy Mooi — Manitoba Important Bird Areas Program