“We’ve never seen anything like this and I’ve been here since 1964,” the owner of one hatchery says. For anyone looking to start their own flock, an expert has advice on breeds.(Image credit: Mike Segar/Reuters)
Pictures: Eurasian Collared-Dove. Hummers: Yesterday evening I put out a humming feeder and this morning I seen my first hummer of the year. It was gone in a flash but I am betting it was a Broad-tailed Hummer. Glad to see the little guys back. Exercise: Fifth walk of the week, time for a break. […]
They do, sometimes.
Take for example, the seagull that stole a pair of hot pink knickers (truth be told, it was a thong) straight off a clothesline, only to be spotted minutes later wearing said garment over his head.
I mean, anybirdie with an ounce of self respect – and common sense, would agree that regardless of feather stripe, knickers don’t belong on yer head!
Welcome to Our New Page!
Each month will bring commentary on current happenings from a rather jaded, salty-beaked seagull’s point of new.
Now remember, seagulls are not like parrots, they tend to have saucier beaks and squawk endlessly of wildly exaggerated tales of adventure – usually involving the theft of knickers, fries or other tasty treats from unwitting humans. Seagulls are also not known for being polite as most have graduated from the school of Hard Knocks, having to learn how to survive and thrive on the edge!
So watch this space (page) for The Roost’s resident seagull’s perspective on anything and everything a bird can find in a parking lot, on the wing, underneath pooped-on newspaper, or something completely out of left birdie field!
P.S. A name for The Roost’s seagull would be most helpful (Morty had some suggestions, but let’s just say they aren’t repeatable!) so suggestions welcome!
Images of smaller vignettes from Yosemite National Park.
All birdies know scritchies are like gold, especially during the dreaded molting season when every pin feather itchies like crazy.
See Cheeks’ thinking around scritchies here.
What is Project 366? Read more here. Today’s picture captures the iconic pose of the Red-breasted Nuthatch – clinging to a tree trunk, upside down and with its head cocked checking out its surrounding. Nuthatches are curious yet cautious. Yesterday, as we were walking along the Whitemud Ravine south of the Snow valley trail head […]
As states issue stay-at-home orders, animal shelters have had to close their doors. They’re coming up with new ways to find homes as they brace for an onslaught of puppies and kittens.(Image credit: Sara Cano/ Humane Society of Harlingen, Texas )
Posted by Bob Lefebvre With spring finally in the air and migrants starting to arrive in numbers, this is the time of year that birders anticipate the most. This year was especially exciting for Calgary birders who were involved in the 2020 Challenge, a year-long effort to see as many species as one could within…