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!

Bird Watching with Alexa: Beneath the Cage Grate

The other day I was talking with Alexa and I asked her if she might give me some suggestions for a hobby I might pursue. We came to an agreement that bird watching might be a good hobby for me. I could exit right out my window and glide down to the ground below. Alexa could roll out the window and bounce as she hits the ground. We could go bird watching together…- Morty

IMG_20190603_094118What could possibly go wrong with these two on a field trip?  Well, you guessed it, things go hysterically sideways!

Read Morty’s June Beneath the Cage Grate submission to find out how he and Alexa ‘disagree’ on bird watching etiquette!

Personality

Anybody who believes that birds don’t have a personality have obviously never had one. It doesn’t take long to see that these extremely intelligent creatures are aware of what’s going on around them. – Sherri Moorer

Bubbles 2019Sherri’s June Feathered Frenzy submission delves into the mysteries and wonders of parrot personality.  What motivates, invigorates and maddens our birds is important for all parronts to understand, acknowledge and address.

Read how Sherri rewards and celebrates the distinctly different yet equally wonderful personalities of Bubbles and Zack in this month’s Feathered Frenzy article.

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