Friday, April 20, 2018

Loose Feathers #643

Trumpeter Swans / Photo by Jacob W. Frank/NPS
Birds and birding news
  • The change has been rumored for some time, but last week the Interior Department made it official that it would not enforce the Migratory Bird Treaty Act in cases of accidental bird deaths, even in the case of major disasters like the Deepwater Horizon explosion.
  • Hooded Warblers will desert their young if they molt their tail feathers while still brooding, and the other parent (usually the female) is left to care for young themselves.
  • NJ Audubon's reintroduction program for Northern Bobwhite has been successful so far but needs to expand to other sites to establish a stable population in the state.
  • Since Piping Plovers nested at Presque Isle State Park in Pennsylvania last summer, conservationists are looking to restore other sites around the Great Lakes as plover nesting habitat. 
  • Understanding birds' natural behavior is necessary for reducing the number of collisions with aircraft, buildings, and wind turbines.
  • Zimbabwe has one of the greatest concentrations of raptors in the world.
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Friday, April 13, 2018

Loose Feathers #642

Wild Turkey (my photo)
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Friday, April 06, 2018

Loose Feathers #641

Golden-crowned Kinglet (my photo)
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Friday, March 30, 2018

Loose Feathers #640

Kirtland's Warbler / Photo by Vince Cavalieri/USFWS
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Friday, March 23, 2018

Loose Feathers #639

Mallard / Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS
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Friday, March 16, 2018

Loose Feathers #638

Mallard / my photo
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Friday, March 09, 2018

Loose Feathers #637

Mallard / Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS
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Friday, March 02, 2018

Loose Feathers #636

Black-billed Magpies / Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS
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Friday, February 23, 2018

Loose Feathers #635

Horned Lark / Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS
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Friday, February 16, 2018

Loose Feathers #634

Golden Eagle / Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS
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