Bluebird Chick — RV John

Pictures: Here is a Bluebird Chick either Western or Mountain, not sure which. Weather: It has been getting pretty warm(up near 90). The rain is coming almost every day but they are very short and not very hard however it cools it off a bit during the rain, which feels very nice indeed. Night Folks

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

Birds are admired for their beauty, songs, and the grace of their ability to fly and most importantly birds are admired for the role they play in the ecosystem. Yes, birds contribute to the environment directly and indirectly. This is often called “Ecosystem Services”. Many ecologically important plants require pollination by birds, and some birds…

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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!

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

For many years, scientists have known of how the red or yellow colour of feathers is achieved. These colours come from pigments in food the birds eat, meaning that they are diet based. One of the challenges in avian colour has been to figure out how the #blue colour is achieved. Interestingly, it came to…

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News On The Wing – May 2019 Edition

The May 2019 Edition of News On The Wing covers a wide range of wildlife, plants, sea life, and woodland-related topics.  So grab a cup of java and catch up on the issues affecting and threatening biodiversity on Earth, such as:
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Woodland Trust – @WoodlandTrust
Hazel #dormouse numbers have declined by a third since 2000. Help us save the #woodland homes of the #wildlife we love this #spring woodlandtru.st/DT1yt #StandUpForTrees
AND from:
The Wildlife Trusts – @WildlifeTrusts
Offer live food to garden birds to help replace declining natural food supplies. They contain crucial moisture and can be taken back to the nest for chicks. Our friends

have a range of food and feeders to choose from. wtru.st/2I6vdAg Image: Nicholas Watts

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Click here to read the May, 2019 edition of News On The Wing.

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

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,…

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