Friday, December 08, 2017

Loose Feathers #624

Red-footed Booby / Photo by Andrew S. Wright/USFWS
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Friday, December 01, 2017

Loose Feathers #623

Wild Turkey / Photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS
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Friday, November 24, 2017

Loose Feathers #622

Rough-legged Hawk / Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS
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Friday, November 17, 2017

Loose Feathers #621

Tundra Swans / Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS
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Friday, November 10, 2017

Loose Feathers #620

Yellow-rumped Warbler / photo by me
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Friday, November 03, 2017

Loose Feathers #619

White-crowned Sparrow / Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS
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Friday, October 27, 2017

Loose Feathers #618

Bald Eagle / Photo by USFWS/Volunteer Charlie Lister 2017
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Friday, October 20, 2017

Loose Feathers #617

White Tern / Photo by Brian Peck/USFWS
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Friday, October 13, 2017

Loose Feathers #616

American Kestrel / Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS
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Friday, October 06, 2017

Loose Feathers #615

Greater Sage-Grouse / Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS
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Friday, September 29, 2017

Loose Feathers #614

Great Horned Owl / Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS
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Friday, September 22, 2017

Loose Feathers #613

American White Pelicans / Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS
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Friday, September 15, 2017

Loose Feathers #613

Wilson's Warbler / Photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS
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Friday, September 08, 2017

Loose Feathers #612

Bald Eagle / Photo by Randy Loftus/USFWS
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  • With increasing loss of their preferred marsh habitat along the Gulf Coast, Mottled Ducks might move into urban and suburban habitats where they would be more likely to hybridize with Mallards.
  • Ruddy Shelducks fly at altitudes of up to 22,000 feet as they cross the Himalayas. High-altitude flight has previously been documented among Bar-headed Geese, which also fly over the Himalayas.
  • A section of the Northumberland coastline has been turned into a marine protected area to protect nesting seabirds, which are increasingly threatened by climate change. 
  • Photographing birds can be rewarding and support conservation, but photographers need to be careful to put the safety of the birds first.
  • A study found that a cockatoo can bend wires (in this case pipe cleaners) to retrieve food items. 
  • Australian Magpies dunk food in water before eating it.
  • Here are some hawkwatches in and around northeastern New Jersey.
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