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  • '60s folk icon Joan Baez hurt in fall from treehouse

    11/20/2010 5:38:05 PM PST · by Baynative · 18 replies
    WOODSIDE — 1960s songbird Joan Baez is "resting comfortably" at an undisclosed location after falling 20 feet to the ground from a treehouse — a treehouse she purposely had built without walls because she wanted to sleep among real birds at her Woodside, Calif., home.
  • Bay Area birds found with jagged beer cans around their necks

    11/05/2010 3:12:14 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 34 replies · 2+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 11/4/10 | Joshua Melvin
    Someone has slipped sliced-open beer cans around the necks of at least three gulls in the Bay Area, and now an animal rescue group is trying to find the birds and the person or people responsible. "It's sick. What's the next level of this kind of abuse?" said Rebecca Dmytryk of Monterey County-based WildRescue. Dmytryk said she first heard about the birds after getting some disturbing photos at the end of September that showed a gull with half a Budweiser can stuck around its neck like a collar. She has confirmed sightings at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, a beach...
  • Hurricane Relocates Hummingbird (Southwestern Hummingbird Found In Nova Scotia.

    09/25/2010 5:51:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    lfp ^ | September 25, 2010 | TOM HAYMAN
    Probably the most interesting bird spotted in Nova Scotia after the passage of hurricane Earl, was a Calliope hummingbird from the American western mountains, where they are uncommon at best. The male is the only hummer whose coloured throat feathers form streaks against a white background. The red feathers on its throat can be distended. It is the smallest U.S hummer. How the southwestern hummingbird ended up in Nova Scotia, is a mystery. It might have been migrating south to its wintering grounds in north west Mexico when it got caught up in Earl's vortex. The question now is whether...
  • Man arrested after picking a fight with his pet parrot on a Michigan street

    09/22/2010 1:29:34 PM PDT · by mmanager · 35 replies
    Fox ^ | 9/22/2010 | Fox News
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A 49-year-old Jackson man has been arrested in Ann Arbor following a fight with the pet parrot carried in his backpack. Police told for a story Wednesday that witnesses reported the colorful bird was shaken so violently that its feathers were scattered. Three 911 calls were made following the Tuesday night incident. Lt. Renee Bush said the parrot was "squawking loudly" when officers arrived.
  • Spreading Their Wings to Longest on Record

    09/21/2010 6:34:19 PM PDT · by Inappropriate Laughter · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 20, 2010 | SINDYA N. BHANOO
    The wandering albatross has the largest known wingspan of any living bird, at times reaching nearly 12 feet. But millions of years ago, there was a bird with wings that dwarfed those of the albatross, researchers now report. The newly named species, Pelagornis chilensis, which lived about 5 million to 10 million years ago, had a wingspan of at least 17 feet. This is the largest wingspan known in any bird. Although other, larger estimates have been made, they were based on fossils of feathers, and not on an intact skeleton, as in this case. The report is in The...
  • Summer Yardsaling

    08/03/2010 8:26:32 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 5 replies · 8+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 08-03-10 | Roby Eliza
    Sorry for the long hiatus, but life called me and I had to reply. But here I am, back again in all my thrifty glory, with some fun things to share and some amazing things to look forward to. Today, the fun sharing stuff: I’ve been to a few yard sales recently and picked up oodles of stuff for a song or two. Some of it was stuff to keep, like a Lucy Davies framed print of a blue and white kitchen counter (much like my own) to hang above my kitchen counter! Asking price was $2.00, but since I...
  • Guitar for the Birds

    07/06/2010 1:22:35 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 3 replies · 1+ views
    self ^ | July 6, 2010 | swampsniper
    No new stuff, can't get the critters to work my schedule. I just put some oldies together.This night shift work is rough!
  • Gulf oil spill threatens birds migrating south from Montana

    07/04/2010 2:34:00 PM PDT · by little jeremiah · 9 replies
    the Missoulian ^ | ROB CHANEY
    American white pelicans, blue-winged teal and long-billed curlews are enjoying the Montana summer, but their wintering grounds are threatened by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Wildlife managers on the Gulf Coast are already scrambling to prepare for the arrival of millions of birds that will start leaving their northern breeding grounds as early as this month. They include Montana species like the piping plover and sandpipers, followed by scaups and blue-winged teal in August. Since the undersea well blew out April 22, 130 miles southeast of New Orleans, oil has been pouring into the Gulf of Mexico at between 35,000...
  • White House Enacts Rules Inhibiting Media From Covering Oil Spill

    07/03/2010 9:03:54 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 342 replies · 3+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/3/10 | Noel Sheppard
    White House Enacts Rules Inhibiting Media From Covering Oil Spill By Noel Sheppard Created 07/03/2010 - 11:28 The White House Thursday enacted stronger rules to prevent the media from showing what's happening with the oil spill in the Gulf Coast. CNN's Anderson Cooper reported that evening, "The Coast Guard today announced new rules keeping photographers and reporters and anyone else from coming within 65 feet of any response vessel or booms out on the water or on beaches -- 65 feet." He elaborated, "Now, in order to get closer, you have to get direct permission from the Coast Guard captain...
  • Labor Unions and Jones Act Continue to Block Oil Spill Cleanup

    06/12/2010 8:55:08 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 14 replies · 535+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-11-10 | Mike's America
    Day 53 of the Gulf oil disaster and no end in sight!On Day 52, I asked: "Does Obama Care More About Protecting Unions Than Cleaning Up Oil Spill? Why hasn't he accepted cleanup help from friends overseas?" Today, we have another report on the Jones Act. Pay special attention to the words of James Carafano from the Heritage Foundation: [VIDEO AT SITE] Jones Act Slowing Oil Spill Cleanup? by: Brian Wilson Fox News June 10, 2010 ...After 50 plus days of oil flowing freely into the gulf, the question could be asked: Why do effective and proven foreign clean up...
  • Oil-Coated Gulf Birds Better Off Dead?

    06/12/2010 9:58:12 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 24 replies · 839+ views
    nationalgeographic ^ | June 9, 2010 | Christine Dell'Amore
    Since late last week a flood of pictures of oil-coated Gulf of Mexico birds—and conservationists painstakingly cleaning them—has added new emotional impact to the BP oil spill. Some experts—citing traditionally low survival rates for rescued birds—are controversially arguing it would be better to immediately and humanely kill the suffering birds. In a Spiegel Online article last month, German biologist Silvia Gaus argued that workers helping birds caught in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, should "kill, not clean." Gaus said studies show that more than 99 percent of rehabilitated birds will die anyway as a result of oil exposure, mainly due...
  • Cleaning The Oil-Drenched Pelicans

    06/07/2010 4:50:14 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies · 52+ views ^ | June 7, 2010 | annem040359
    Video showing heroic efforts by people who are cleaning the oil off the pelicans from the Gulf of Mexico area during the past two months since the start of the massive BP oil spill. Also showing the detailed process in how these birds are cleaned up. God Bless these people, that are TRULY PROFILES IN COURAGE.
  • Study: Wind Farms = Bird Killers

    06/07/2010 9:23:14 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 78 replies · 198+ views
    Study: Wind Farms = Bird Killers Tiffany Kaiser - June 7, 2010 11:51 AM A recent study in Klickitat County, Washington shows that active wind farms in Washington and Oregon kill more than 6,500 birds and 3,000 bats annually. Biologist Orah Zamora works for West, Inc., an ecological field study company, monitors the Windy Flats project, one of the largest wind farms in the United States. Zamora looks for dead birds and bats that have been severed by the spinning blades of the surrounding wind turbines in order to conduct survey's to observe how wind-power development is affecting birds. "It's...
  • Palm Beach "Crazy Bird": Best Suspect Sketch Ever

    05/08/2010 1:53:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 1,204+ views
    NBC Miami ^ | Sat, May 8, 2010 | JANIE CAMPBELL
    If this sketch comes to life, then we'll talk scary. It's not that we're about to make fun of our neighbors up in West Palm Beach. [Note: we are totally about to make fun of our neighbors up in West Palm Beach.] It's just that we've never seen a composite sketch quite like the one created to help solve the mystery of a "crazy bird" who's been terrorizing residents in downtown WPB. The feathered fellow is being so brazen as to interrupt daily dog walks (quelle horreur!) and "leaving a trail of fear -- and something else." Oh, so just...
  • Look & Listen

    05/05/2010 4:59:43 AM PDT · by Revski · 91+ views
    Youtube lotis333 Channel ^ | 5/5/2010 | Revski
    Gospel animation of a rare parakeet called Perija out of the Colombian jungle!
  • Calling All Americans! Calling All Americans!

    05/02/2010 5:54:39 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 8 replies · 351+ views ^ | 05/02/2010 | CJ Warren
    CJ Warren issues a call to conservatives to roll up their sleeves and fix the Gulf Oil spill - without waiting for Uncle We Americans just know how to pitch in and get-r-done. I am calling on all of my fellow patriotic friends on the right, to do the right thing, right now. If you are a TeaParty, 912, Band of Mothers, Mommy Patriots, Militia, or any other group leader, call out the troops. I do not care what part of the country you live in. Let’s once again show the world what it is to be American. Let’s...
  • Eyes

    04/30/2010 6:56:14 AM PDT · by Revski · 5 replies · 238+ views
    o7jimmys youtube ^ | 4/30/2010 | Revski
    Gospel animation of a rare parakeet called Perija out of the Colombian jungle and the Scripture presented is taken out of The Old Testament; Proverbs 15 :3 KJV!

    04/09/2010 11:42:30 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 17 replies · 396+ views
    self | April 09, 2010 | swampsniper
    Two Tri Colored Herons and mooned by a stork. The stork was intent on breaking off branches to add to it's nest.
  • Condor Egg Successfully Hatches In Pinnacles National Monument

    04/08/2010 1:11:08 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 332+ views
    KTVU ^ | April 7, 2010
    For the first time in more than a century, a California condor chick has hatched inside the federal park that once was a domain of the species. Biologists at Pinnacles National Monument in Central California are celebrating the milestone announced Wednesday. The hatching of the chick, whose sex has not yet been determined, is the latest development in the slow recovery of the endangered birds. The condor hatched a week ago and will be raised by a female released in 2004 in the park and a male released the same year along the Big Sur coast. In 1982, the last...

    04/07/2010 7:22:48 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 34 replies · 463+ views
    self | April 7 2010 | swampsniper
    I spent yesterday morning at the Alligator Farm Rookery. There aren't many chicks yet, several species haven't started nesting yet but the place is jumping. In about 3 weeks it will really be rocking, wall to wall birds!The little mobility scooter I just bought is great for this, I can move around again!