Chris Skipper has been photographing urban peregrines nesting at Norwich Cathedral for nearly a decade.
The term waterbird is used to refer to birds that live on or around water. Waterbirds are well adapted to their aquatic lives. They have feet functioning as paddles, and their feathers are made to be waterproof and air tight. Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of birds with the theme WaterBirds,…
From tree netting to saving the Komodo Dragon, our April News On The Wing is chalk full of all the current wildlife and nature preservation news!
News On The Wing is comprised of information gathered from across social media. It’s purpose is to share info, start conversations and encourage active participation in the protection of our natural world! We hope you enjoy the April edition!
If you have a story or issue you’d like highlighted in News On The Wing, please send a DM to us on Twitter @TheRoost10
Keito is often enlisted (begrudgingly) to help mom with the laundry.
Assuming her duties on the Fluff & Fold assembly line for about 2 minutes, she then makes a beeline for the linen closet to chortle at me – probably telling me to go fluff & fold myself no doubt!
Pretty in Pink!
Feathers vary widely in their shape and size and are one of the defining characteristics of birds. Feathers perform many functions for birds which include flight in most species, thermoregulation, waterproofing in marine species, and communication and camouflage via their colour. Thank you to all the photographers that submitted photos of bird feathers, your pictures […]
In nature there are many types of interactions; mutualism where both organisms benefit, competition where both organisms may be negatively affected, commensalism where one benefits and the other is not affected, competition where each organism is affected negatively, and predation/parasitism/herbivory where one species benefits and the other is negatively affected. Thanks to all the photographers…
The March edition of News On The Wing is chock full of interesting and important information, collected from social media over the last month. Articles reflect wildlife and conservation issues affecting species and ecosystems around the world.
Some issues are hard and troubling while some, like the following from Twitter’s @scamperspets share an important message in a very endearing way.
“I think this little poem about one of our most fabulous native animals says everything needed about why the humble #hedgehog needs all of our love and care.”
The Roost’s February ’19 edition has something for everybirdie:
- Morty is beak-deep in technological problems, again, with Alexa, but with help and commiseration from Rocco, Morty just might have a couple of (albeit hilarious) solutions!
- Cheeks’ latest comic strip provides a lesson on grooming.
- Bubbles and Zack help parront Sherri appreciate the value – and pitfalls, of modern digital technology.
- News on the Wing showcases a range of issues impacting wildlife and the environment from around the world, including articles on wildlife crime, wetlands conservation, the plight of the plover, and a celebration of penguins!
- Feather Fun provides an opportunity to test your virtual jigsaw puzzle solving skills as well as your word search acumen.
We hope everybirdie enjoys our February 2019 Edition and as always, we invite your feedback on anything you read on The Roost Online!
The February edition of News on the Wing brings together a collection of topics on wildlife conservation, wildlife crime, migratory birds, endangered species, bird evolution, bees, wild spaces, trees, spring, declining insect populations, and much more.
Click here to read through the latest collection of bird and wildlife news sourced from social media and the web.
Love is in the air! In honor of the day of love, The Roost is hosting a Valentine’s Day Birdie Photo Contest!
Three prizes up for grabs!
- 1st PRIZE
Gift bag containing chocolate for parronts, a large hanging birdie toy, a footie toy and a small chew/play toy.
- 2nd & 3rd PRIZES
Small gift bag containing chocolate for parronts, one medium hanging toy and a footie or chew/play toy.
DEADLINE FOR POSTING/UPLOADING IS
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13th at 4 P.M. EST (Toronto/New York time)
Enter via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram:
You can use any format – video, photo, cartoon, etc., showing your bird(s) in a Valentine’s Day theme. This can be a Valentine’s Day costume/ outfit, a photo using a Valentine filter, stickers, a video of your birdie saying ‘I love you’, a cartoon of your bird in a Valentine’s Day context, etc.
- ONE ENTRY PER PERSON / BIRD
- PROVIDE YOUR FIRST NAME AND YOUR BIRDIE’S NAME
To enter via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram:
Post your photo/video/cartoon, etc., on Twitter AND USE HASHTAG #TheRoostValentinesDay
so we can track and add your entry to the contest.
Upload your photo/video/cartoon, etc., on your Facebook page AND TAG
Linda Pionus Sully
so we can track and gather all entries from Facebook.
Upload your photo/video/cartoon, etc., to your Instagram page AND TAG
theroostonlineAND USE HASHTAG
so we can track and add your entry to the contest.
The winning entries will be drawn at random on February 14th and announced via The Roost Online, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!
Good luck everybirdie!