Friday, October 08, 2010

Loose Feathers #259

White-crowned Sparrow / Photo by Dave Menke

Birds and birding news

Birds in the blogosphere
Oil Spill
  • According to a report from the oil spill commission, the Obama administration failed to act on the worst case scenarios that its scientists knew were possible. It also vastly underestimate the oil flow in its public statements.
  • In the aftermath of an oil spill off the Spanish coast in 2002, European storm petrels skipped their breeding season and moved to other areas for feeding. This allowed them to prevent population losses from contact with the oil and resume breeding in subsequent years.
Environment and biodiversity