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.

Wildlife Blog Watch: WildlifeKate

word cloudA #UKBA19 Nature and Wildlife FINALIST at the UK Blog Awards, WildlifeKate is an excellent blogger, writing and capturing nature from on and around her Staffordshire, UK garden.

Check out her videos of this year’s tawny owl family – currently nurturing two fluffy owlets (unbeknownst to them, growing up on camera).  Or, watch the growth and fledge of resident nesting blackbirds.

To visit WildlifeKate’s blog click here or check out her website.

Stay tuned for new additions on our Wildlife Blog Watch page!

The Roost’s New Page: Wildlife Blog Watch

With all the informative wildlife blogs we happen upon almost daily, we thought we should share these excellent resources with you and introduce you to people, issues and initiatives occurring around the world on behalf of wildlife conservation and environmental protection.   word cloud

To this end, we’re launching a new page – Wildlife Blog Watch, to highlight those blogs and bloggers going above and beyond to champion wildlife and the environment!

If you are a wildlife or environmental blogger or know of a blog you think we should showcase, please send a DM on Twitter @TheRoost10 with the details!

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 […]

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

Butterbredt Spring Weekend Campout: 27-28 April, 2019, 8:30 a.m. — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

On Saturday and Sunday, 27-28 April, we will hold our annual spring camping weekend at the Butterbredt Spring Wildlife Sanctuary and the riparian habitat of Kelso Creek, surrounded by the high desert. Birds we will see are desert residents – hummingbirds, roadrunners, owls, thrashers, and orioles for example – spring migrants (some years we see […]

via Butterbredt Spring Weekend Campout: 27-28 April, 2019, 8:30 a.m. — SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG

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