Sat.Apr 17, 2021 - Fri.Apr 23, 2021

How To (And Not To) Transport Wild Birds

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I am so happy to be back on 10,000 birds – I have missed Mike and Corey and my fellow Beat Writers! Normally I rant about environmental dangers and describe heartwarming/mind-boggling/headscratching wild bird rescues.

Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago: Greater Sundas and Wallacea 2nd edition – A Field Guide Review

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“Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago: Greater Sundas and Wallacea” by James A. Eaton, Bas van Balen, Nick W. Brickle and Frank E. Rheindt is a big book. Or should I say a great book? Or both? Its dimensions are 16 × 23 cm / 6.3 x 9.1

Time to head north….

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It is that time of year again when we start to see the shorebirds around Broome change into their beautiful breeding plumage. We then witness their departures each evening over several weeks. The header above is of several species of shorebirds on Reddell Beach.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of April 2021)

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April tends to be one of those months that contain multitudes, at once as temperate as any spring or fall but then turning quickly to extremes. What is moderate in mid-April, though, is migration, at least around here.

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Sneak Attack

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My state of Michoacán has a wide variety of nectarivorous birds. Nectarivorous: that’s my new word for this week!) Most, of course, are hummingbirds. A few are orioles. Hummingbirds use a kind of direct attack to access nectar, stabbing flowers frontally with their long beaks.

Quinta do Vale da Perdiz Cistus Reserva Douro (2016)

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Even though it’s late April, it was below freezing here in Albany, New York today as I stood in my backyard drinking my morning coffee. And while it warmed up slightly later, we also saw several waves of lake-effect snow throughout the day.

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