Friday, August 10, 2018

Loose Feathers #658

Eastern Kingbird perched on Showy Milkweed / Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS
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Friday, August 03, 2018

Loose Feathers #657

American Avocets / Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS
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Friday, July 27, 2018

Loose Feathers #656

Kirtland's Warbler / Photo by Jim Hudgins/USFWS
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Friday, July 20, 2018

Loose Feathers #655

Blue-winged Teal / Photo by Jim Hudgins/USFWS
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Friday, July 13, 2018

Loose Feathers #654

Northern Harrier / Photo by Tom Koerner/@USFWS
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Friday, July 06, 2018

Loose Feathers #653

Killdeer protecting its nest / Photo by Mara Koenig/USFWS
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Friday, June 22, 2018

Loose Feathers #652

Red-headed Woodpecker / Photo by Jim Hudgins/USFWS
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Friday, June 15, 2018

Loose Feathers #651

Greater Sage-Grouse / Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS
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  • Audubon sent reporters to cover three teams competing in New Jersey Audubon's World Series of Birding: one adult team, one youth team, and one big sit team. The article is pretty good, but birds that only part of the team sees or hears are not "dirty birds" as the authors say repeatedly. The rules just limit the number a team can count.
  • A study of songbirds in Missouri found that habitat restoration (including the use of controlled burns) leads to more successful nesting
  • Toxins in marine mammal carcasses might be why coastal California Condors produce fewer offspring than inland condors.
  • Australia's most threatened species, like the King Island Scrubtit and the King Island Brown Thornbill, are monitored mostly by volunteers because of a lack of funding for conservation agencies.
  • Over the past forty years, average daily temperatures on New York’s Whiteface Mountain have risen 3°F and birds have moved 270 feet up the mountain from their previous ranges in response.
  • The US Fish and Wildlife Service is looking for reports of banded Piping Plovers.
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Friday, June 08, 2018

Loose Feathers #650

Violet-green Swallow / Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS
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Friday, June 01, 2018

Loose Feathers #649

Green-tailed Towhee / Photo by Jacob W. Frank/NPS
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