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Blakiston’s Fish Owl on Hokkaido

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When Jonathan Slaght did his research on Blakiston’s Fish Owl in Russia’s Far East – which he describes in his excellent book “Owls of the Eastern Ice” – he had to cope not only with extreme cold but also with rather bad music: “Katkov filled our commutes with loud music. Sitting in a heated(!)

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Shelter medicine receives full recognition as specialty, fish medicine receives provisional recognition

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The 9-year-old veterinary specialty in shelter medicine received full recognition from the AVMA American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS) in March, while a new specialty in fish medicine received provisional recognition.

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Fun with Fish Crows

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Over the last couple of weeks Fish Crows have flooded back into New York City, early harbingers of spring, and those that stuck around have become much more vocal, meaning that birders can now put them on their checklist instead of “crow sp.” ” And it is essentially only birders who realize that Fish Crows are back.

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Chronic wasting disease continues to spread in cervids

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Most recently, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced May 7 that it had been detected in the state’s deer and elk.

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Bird-Eating Fish

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Usually, it’s “Bird eating fish” but here we have a case of a “Bird-eating fish.” ” The Wels Catfish, Silurus glanis , is the second largest fish in its range, which covers much of Europe and parts of West Asia. As noted, the fish-like mammals do this as well. pigeons, Columbia livia ).

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Birding and Fly-fishing in Belize

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We got our chance on a guided fishing tour out to the mangrove islands, a thirty minute boat ride off the beach. We were all set for a full day of combining our two loves: fishing and birding. I sat in the boat, Floyd, our guide, worked the motor, and Brian fished on the bow. Our first birds came before our first fish.

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Birding and Fly-fishing in Pisgah National Forest

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The first time I agreed to join my fiancé Brian on a joint birding/fly-fishing excursion, I wasn’t sure what to expect. It turns out, fishing and birding are the perfect match. Fly-fishing takes anglers to beautiful freshwater streams and rivers in pristine locations, locations that are usually filled with birds.

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