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Cavapoos, Whoodles, and AKC Moyen sized Poodles for your family

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Yellow-billed Spoonbills breeding

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Not only is it a bird species we rarely encounter, but we had never found a breeding colony before. The Yellow-billed Spoonbills had found the perfect environment to breed and we were lucky enough to come across it. Adult breeding plumage in Yellow-billed Spoonbills.

Comb-crested Jacanas breeding

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One of the places that we visited was Kununurra and discovered that not only are the Pied Oystercatchers busy attempting to breed along Broome’s coastline, but so are the Comb-crested Jacanas. The post Comb-crested Jacanas breeding appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Whistling Kites breeding

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A couple of weeks ago I mentioned the Black Kites breeding around Broome. There have also been Whistling Kites breeding around Broome in recent weeks. The post Whistling Kites breeding appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Black Kites breeding

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We really don’t like the presence of Black Kites along the beach when the Pied Oystercatchers are breeding. Of course Black Kites also breed and at the moment there is a nest very close to the highway. The post Black Kites breeding appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Pied Oystercatcher breeding season is here again!

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Meanwhile, the other pairs of Pied Oystercatchers along Cable Beach have begun to breed as well. The post Pied Oystercatcher breeding season is here again!

Pied Oystercatchers are breeding early again!

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At this time of year we are on the lookout for the start of breeding season in Pied Oystercatchers. They use the same nest site for subsequent clutches if any fail during the breeding season. The post Pied Oystercatchers are breeding early again!

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Spotting My Florida Birds on their Maine Breeding Grounds

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In the breeding grounds for many migratory species, I look forward to warblers, flycatchers, and more. Even without a binoculars or camera, the bright purple/red breeding plumage of a gorgeous Purple Finch jumped out at me. Note: Erika is the Communications Director for Audubon Florida.

Cattle Egret in breeding plumage in June in Derby

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Cattle Egret should not be in breeding plumage in June in the north of Australia! We do occasionally see Cattle Egret around Broome, but never in breeding plumage and always with cattle. The post Cattle Egret in breeding plumage in June in Derby appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

Woodland Park Zoo and its Controversial Elephant Breeding Efforts

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An article in today's Seattle Times about Woodland Park Zoo's attempts over the last 20 years to breed elephants. seattle zoo woodland park zoo captive breeding elephantsVery controversial with organizations such as In Defense of Animals, PETA and the Northwest Animal Rights Network. They say it's cruel. The zoo claims it's to preserve the species.

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Choosing the Right Breed for your Personality

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If you’re a homebody who cherishes your quiet time, you most likely don’t want a talkative breed that requires constant exercise, for example. Although every dog is a unique individual, there are characteristics that are inherent in certain breeds which could help you find the right dog for your personality type. There are many social breeds that are also playful and energetic. Other breeds for more introverted types include Border Collies, Pugs, and Poodles.

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Breeding Bird Count on Poas Volcano

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In Costa Rica, June is breeding bird count season. As one might expect with a breeding bird count, it also gives me an idea of which birds are where, and whether or not other species are still around (side benefits for guiding on that same route as well as future Big Days). Destinations breeding bird Costa RicaWe have counts in gardens, counts in parks, and count routes in many parts of the country.

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Pied Oystercatcher breeding update

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In the case of the two pairs of Pied Oystercatchers that did actually hatch their eggs and have chicks for a few days they did lay once more, but then they failed to even hatch the second clutch and then no longer attempted to breed. One pair of the sixteen pairs of Pied Oystercatchers that we monitor have lost their eggs in such a short period of time after laying that they have laid five clutches this breeding season so far.

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Pheasant Coucal breeding season

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It is breeding season and they are looking for mates! The breeding plumage of these birds is a lot darker now than during the rest of the year and the head, neck, breast and belly are almost black with chestnut wings and tail feathers. In Broome at the moment we are constantly hearing the dull descending sound of the Pheasant Coucal.

Breeding Plumaged Dunlin

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But when spring comes and they get into high breeding plumage, wow! When Dunlin are in breeding plumage you certainly don’t need that field mark! In winter Dunlin are bland birds, the color of sand on a gray morning. Don’t get me wrong, they are nice to see, mostly because in winter we have so few shorebirds around in New York, but they are definitely not going to be the red-letter bird of an outing.

2014 56

Pied Oystercatcher breeding season 2018

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It is not unusual for only one Pied Oystercatcher chick to survive throughout the whole breeding season despite in excess of sixty eggs being laid by sixteen pairs. It is for this reason that there was not an update last year on Pied Oystercatchers breeding success , because there was not any.

2018 40

PlexiDor Dog Doors: A “New Breed” of Dog Doors!

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The post PlexiDor Dog Doors: A “New Breed” of Dog Doors! I am blogging on behalf of BlogPaws Pet Blogger Network and Plexidor. I received compensation for my time from Plexidor for sharing my views in this post, but the views expressed here are solely mine. While we didn’t get the chance to try PlexiDor for ourselves, we are quiet impressed by them. They have some awesome features that we have always thought dog doors should have (security for example).

2013 175

Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Pennsylvania: A Review by an Atlas Novice

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A breeding bird atlas is a special kind of book. For the nature lovers and birders who participate in breeding bird surveys, the atlas represents hours, often hundreds of hours, of volunteer time spent within a community of citizen scientists doing what they love, observing birds. So, when Corey and Mike asked if I wanted to review the Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in Pennsylvania , I jumped at the chance to write about this unique type of scientific reference book.

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Masked Lapwings breeding

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They are often in large groups in these areas when they are not breeding. We have recently come across several Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles families around Broome. They generally lay four eggs, but we have only seen a maximum of three surviving chicks after a few days. A good indication that they have eggs or young is the extreme noise that they make. They will often fly at both people and other animals in defense of their eggs and young.

Celebrate your dog’s breed with Dogs Incorporated!

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While at BlogPaws we saw an adorable company that offered custom dog breed art prints in a variety of styles and colors. The process is quick and easy, and with over 60 breeds to choose from you are sure to find what you need. Once you choose your breed you are taken to an ordering page where you are given options for what style your print will be.

2012 158

Magpie-lark breeding near Broome

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Whilst enjoying the Magpie Geese breeding around Broome recently we also noticed a Magpie-lark nest close to the highway in one of the very few trees beside the road. The last few months have been exceptionally good for the bird-life around Broome and many species have been breeding or are in the process of breeding.

2017 40

Magpie Geese breeding near Broome

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It did seem highly probable that the Magpie Geese would breed in the area this year. It has been an excellent breeding season for Magpie Geese around the Broome area in recent weeks and hopefully for other bird species too! It has been a few years since we had a good Wet Season to really bring a decent amount of rain to Broome and surrounds. In early 2014 the rainfall was good and flooded the main highway south from Broome and made for some excellent birding from your car.

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Pied Oystercatchers breeding in Broome

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This year we have continued to monitor the breeding of several pairs of Pied Oystercatchers along the coast in Broome from Gantheaume Point to Willie Creek on the south side. The first eggs were laid in the first week of July, which is the case each year. The eggs take 28 days to hatch and it is then at least 35 days before the chicks are developed enough to fly and there have been problems with predation as in other years.

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Breed Specific Legislation

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BSL (Breed-Specific Legislation) is the canine equivalent of racial profiling, banning certain dog breeds that have been labeled “dangerous.” The breeds most often affected by BSL are Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, Doberman Pinschers, Chow Chows and even German Shepherds, those who tend to get the most attention in the media for dog fighting and attacks,” said Dan Hoffman, ITo co-founder and animal rights activist.

Breeding Bobolinks in Queens

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In The Second Atlas of Breeding Birds in New York State one can see that only the southern tip of our southernmost borough, Staten Island, had breeding Bobolinks between 2000 and 2005. Sure, in fall one can see basic plumaged Bobolinks if one looks on the barrier beaches but seeing a male Bobolink in its breeding finery on spring migration is a rare occasion and one worth celebrating. Bobolinks are among my favorite birds.

Ringing in the new breeding season

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Conventionally this race is thought to breed in Greenland and the High Arctic Archipelago, which lies still further north of me. The rest of their story, and their breeding success, would be fascinating to know. The Scots have left many legacies in the Arctic, from bannock to square dancing to accordians and jigging to a healthy contribution to the region’s DNA thanks to Whalers and Hudson’s Bay Co. As it turns out we can add their birds to that list.

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Labor Pains: Petplan Finds Working Dog Breeds Are More Prone to Injury, Cancer

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Bernards, Portuguese Water Dogs to Rottweilers, working breed dogs are larger … Continue reading → The post Labor Pains: Petplan Finds Working Dog Breeds Are More Prone to Injury, Cancer appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. As America recognizes the contributions of its workers on September 5, Petplan pet insurance is marking Labor Day with a celebration of the working dog. From Boxers to St.

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Choosing the Right Dog Breed For Your Lifestyle

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However, all too often, dog lovers choose a dog breed that they want without first considering how well that breed will fit in with their lifestyle. Yes, we fall in love with certain breeds: the short ones with long bodies, the adorable ones with wrinkles all over, or the hound dog with long, droopy ears. It’s easy to be taken by a specific breed and lose sight of the more important aspects of owning a pet. Having a pet is a wonderful and rewarding experience.

Sea Turtle Breeding Threatened by Oil Spill

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Each day, I'm having a harder and harder time wrapping my mind around the enormity of this disaster and its ecological impacts. Here's an article about the potential impacts on sea turtles, many starting to show up dead or sick.

Breeding Grounds of Blackthroat Found

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The breeding grounds of the Blackthroat Luscinia obscura have been discovered in the Qinlang mountains of China’s Shaanxi Province. The seven singing males were almost equivalent to the total seen in the wild since the bird was discovered in the 1800s. For some great images of the bird check out this publication of the Oriental Bird Club (link is a PDF). Asides

Breeding plumage in Bar-tailed Godwits in February

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It does not seem that long since the shorebirds all returned from their northerly migration and already we are starting to see the change in their breeding plumage. The shorebirds will start to leave Broome next month to breed high up in the Arctic and will mostly fly non-stop to the Yellow Sea in China. Female Bar-tailed Godwits do not change into their breeding plumage quite as soon as male Bar-tailed Godwits. Male Bar-tailed Godwit with good breeding plumage.

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When Choosing A Pup, Research ‘Breeds’ Results

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Here are some things to consider when comparing different dog breeds: • Do you live in an apartment or a house with a small backyard? If so, make sure to get a breed that plays nice with both. If your local shelter doesn’t have the breed you want, many animal rescue agencies specialize in particular dog breeds; an easy Google search actually pointed me to specialized animal rescues shelters. The following is a guest post from Kevin Sloan.

Black-winged Stilts breeding near Broome

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Not only have the Magpie-larks been busy building their mud nests and the Tawny Frogmouths been breeding at the supermarket car park, but other birds arrived and started to breed. This year has been very wet and the local birds have taken advantage of the situation. Magpie Geese arrived in the Broome area and bred close to the main highway and have now moved off to deeper water.

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Masked Lapwings breeding at Derby airport

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Over the past few months there have been a lot of birds breeding around Broome with the excellent rain events that we have been having and the vegetation is at long last revived. Masked Lapwings have been busy breeding for some months now and some may well be on their second clutch of eggs. So, it is not just a Broome supermarket car park that is great for finding Tawny Frogmouth families, but Derby airport also has Masked Lapwings breeding in their grounds!

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Savannah Sparrows on Breeding Territory

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My recent outing with Seth and Mary when we found probable breeding Bobolinks in Queens was no exception, with a couple of pairs of very confiding Savannah Sparrows singing, foraging, and generally posing for the digiscoping rig. Savannah Sparrows breed across the northern United States and most of Canada and Alaska and winter as far south as northern Central America and Cuba.

The most important book about European birds in this century

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The adventure of the second European Breeding Bird Atlas, or EBBA2, was the topic of one of my first posts here at 10,000 Birds: In a warm Catalonian March, Barcelona is filled with sunlight and full of Rose-ringed and Monk Parakeets.

Bar-tailed Godwits and breeding plumage

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There are flights heading north each evening and these birds will leave our shores to breed in the northern hemisphere. Currently the shorebirds are all heading into breeding plumage and the degree of colour varies significantly as you can see in the header photo. Bar-tailed Godwits in different stages of breeding plumage. They are also getting their breeding plumage before they head north and the photograph below shows one walking across to the left.

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Pied Oystercatcher breeding season starts early!

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This is not surprising at all due to the fact that we have monitored the Pied Oystercatcher breeding success (or lack thereof ) since 2000 along a twenty three kilometre stretch of beach and it is very rare for any of the sixteen pairs to succeed. Last year we had some hope at the end of the breeding season , but sadly the Pied Oystercatcher chick was predated and did not fledge.

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Heat in the Tropics

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As the boreal migrants head north, breeding season for the residents and austral migrants is beginning to pick up. There are other austral migrants breeding here, however – I’ve found two separate nesting sites of the incredulous looking Swallow Tanager thus far.

Primate Breeding Facility Generates Controversy In Puerto Rico Itself

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They've been planning to build a facility to breed research monkeys in Puerto Rico for some time. Good! I come down hard on Puerto Rico, ever since the scandal in which dogs were being thrown off bridges by an animal control company. Plus, the horrible pictures I've seen of strays in Puerto Rico. Plus the fact that I personally know the Latin attitude towards animals. Plus, well, you get this picture.

Breed Bans are NOT the Answer

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While Pit bulls are incredibly strong and can therefore inflict a dangerous wound if they do attack, they are by no means the only breed that bites. Not that I want to give Golden Retrievers or Springers a bad name - I’m just pointing out that any breed of dog can bite. Besides, banning a breed is ineffective. “It’s the deed and not the breed,&# said David Kirkpatrick, spokesman for the American Veterinarian Medical Association.

In Search of New York’s Breeding Birds

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I was home by noon after what was undoubtedly my most successful search for some of New York’s coolest breeding birds ever! On Saturday I awakened at 3:30 AM, tiptoed out of the house as quietly as I could, and headed north and west to Sullivan County, the first of three counties I planned to visit in a series of surgical birding strikes to see (or hear) the birds I had thus far missed this year as they migrated through New York City.

Puerto Rico Plans Huge Primate Breeding Facility to Supply Researchers

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The proposed primate breeding facility would violate both the letter and the spirit of Puerto Rico’s progressive new law, which strictly limits the use of animals in experimentation. I'm behind on my email and only just read this action alert from the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Another crass attempt at primate slavery for money wrapped in "we put people first" robes." From the ALDF action alert page.