Such a Helpful Birdie… or Not!

IMG_20190505_124313Morty has ratcheted up his mischievousness of late, turning his whimsy from the demonic Alexa to his mom.  Poor mom Diana, her moments of relaxation and contemplation on the couch have now become minutes of constant taunts from Morty.

Check out Morty’s May Beneath the Cage Grate article to find out just how far he goes to have his mom at his beckon call!

We’ve Come A Long Way Birdies!

Sherri’s Feathered Frenzy article for May touches on the keys for raising and nurturing healthy, happy companion birdies: finding a good avian veterinarian! These individuals hold incredible fountains of knowledge and advice. IMG_20190505_124249

From diet considerations and vitamin deficiencies to clean air and toy rotation, Sherri’s article is an important read for all parronts!  Click here to read the May edition of Feathered Frenzy.

Zack would also like to wish everybirdie happy Cinco de Mayo day!

Snowy Plovers of Malibu Lagoon – The Beginning — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

The following seven-part article, written in August, 2012, first appeared on Malibu Patch, a local blogsite. It focused on the Snowy Plover winter roosting colony on Surfrider Beach, adjacent to Malibu Lagoon. We reprint it now to reacquaint our readers with the local history of these birds, because for the first time in over seventy […]

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Decline in curlew birds as farming ‘destroys habitat’ — BBC News – UK

 

Curlew landing on a fence
Curlew  landing on a fence.  RSPB Cymru   The curlew is the largest European wading bird, recognisable by its long, down-curved bill and long legs  

The number of curlews in Wales has dropped by 80% since 1990 with farming practices partly to blame, a charity has said.

RSPB Cymru has called for farmers to be rewarded for creating suitable habitats for the bird when a new payments scheme comes into force after Brexit.

It is estimated only 400 breeding curlew pairs are left in Wales.

The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) said nature should not be prioritised at the expense of the rural economy.

RSPB Cymru has been working on National Trust-owned land in Ysbyty Ifan, Conwy county, to restore curlew habitats.

It claims the bird’s decline was due, in part, to farming practices.

“[It is linked to] how hay is harvested as silage earlier on in the year, but there’s also been a decline in invertebrates, which is food for the curlew,” said Sabine Nouvet, an ecologist with the trust in Snowdonia and Llyn.

The Welsh Government has consulted on proposals for the agricultural payments system – due to replace the Common Agriculture Policy – and will consult further later this year.

via Decline in curlew birds as farming ‘destroys habitat’ — BBC News – UK