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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Project 366 – Post No. 099 – Brown-headed cowbird — The Birds are Calling

What is Project 366? Read more here! Intermingled with the massive bison were these small brown birds that were mostly hiding in the tall grass and occasionally emerging and landing on the back of a bison before diving down into the grass again. These were Brown-headed Cowbirds (Molothrus ater), a species commonly associated with grazing […]

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Meal-worm — RV John

Pictures: Another Mountain BlueBird enjoying a Meal-worm. I buy these bags of dried Meal-worms and put them out and I can near see the disappointment on the face of the birds when they discover that “Hey, this thing is all dried up!”. Exercise: Not today. Weather: Wow, three day in a row, giving up the […]

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Fog Season at Malibu Lagoon, 23 June, 2019 — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

June is the cruelest month…for birders in lowland Southern California, anyway. Most species are off breeding somewhere else, usually far the north. The local mountains are interesting and birdable as snow and ice are gone, temperatures are warm and the birds are singing and/or breeding. But at the lagoon we have the few breeding birds […]

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