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,…

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

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

Birds, Nature Photography, Photography, Wildlife Photography

News On The Wing – April ’19 Edition

Animals, Birbs, Climate Change, Endangered, Endangered Species Act, Habitat Loss, Migratory Birds, Nature, Nature Photography, News, News on the Wing, Parrots, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Plants, The Roost, Uncategorized, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Photography, Wildlife Protection

ephoto_1552237583487From 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

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 […]

via Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Feathers — National Geographic Blog

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week: Feathers — National Geographic Blog

Birds, Feathers, Nature, Nature Photography, Photography, Photos, Wildlife Photography

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…

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

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

Nature Photography, Photography, Photos, Wildlife Photography

News On The Wing – March 2019 Edition

Animals, Bees, Birds, Climate Change, Endangered, Endangered Species Act, Habitat Loss, Migratory Birds, Nature, Nature Photography, News, News on the Wing, Parrots, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Plants, Science, The Roost, Trees, Twitter, Uncategorized, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Photography, Wildlife Protection, Woodlands

 

ephoto_1551840068350The 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.”

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So head on over to News On The Wing now and enjoy what we’ve gathered together for this month’s edition!

Check out our February Edition!

Animals, Behavior, Behaviour, Beneath the Cage Grate, Birds, Cheeks, Climate Change, Comic, Comic strips, Eggs, Endangered, Endangered Species Act, Evolution, Facebook, Feather Fun, Feathered Frenzy, Fun, Funny, Games, Habitat Loss, Instagram, It's A Birb Thing, Migratory Birds, Morty, News, Parrots, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Puzzles, Quaker Parakeets, Technology, The Roost, Twitter, Uncategorized, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection

IMG_20190203_140432The 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!

News on the Wing – February Edition

Animals, Birds, Endangered, Endangered Species Act, Evolution, Facebook, Habitat Loss, Instagram, Migratory Birds, News, Parrots, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Science, The Roost, Twitter, Uncategorized, Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Protection

IMG_20180615_155811The 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.

Valentine’s Day Birdie Love Photo Contest

Birds, Contest, Facebook, Hashtags, Instagram, Parrots, Photography, Photos, Pictures, The Roost, Twitter, Uncategorized, Valentine's Day

ephoto_1548447478657Love 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!

  1. 1st PRIZE
    Gift bag containing chocolate for  parronts, a large hanging birdie toy, a footie toy and a small chew/play toy.
  2. 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:

  1. Twitter:
    Post your photo/video/cartoon, etc., on Twitter AND USE HASHTAG  #TheRoostValentinesDay
    so we can track and add your entry to the contest.
  2. Facebook:
    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.
  3. Instagram:
    Upload your photo/video/cartoon, etc., to your Instagram page AND TAG
    theroostonlineAND USE HASHTAG
    #TheRoostValentinesDay 
    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!