What to Ask to Trust a Pet Sitter

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What to Ask to Trust a Pet Sitter Jordan Walker has always been passionate for animals. He loves to share his knowledge and expertise about the animal kingdom through pet-related blogs. Currently, he leads the content team of Coops and … Continue reading → The post What to Ask to Trust a Pet Sitter appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals

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ALF Activist Receives 21-Month Sentence

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Alex Hall released 650 mink from McMullin Fur farm in South Jordan, Utah in 2008. He received a sentence of 21 months under the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA.) Hall is expected to serve the rest of his sentence in Davis County Jail, rather than be shipped to a federal prison. He is expected to be released in two or three months.

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Activist Indicted on Contempt Charges

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Jordan Halliday, 22, served several months in jail for contempt of court after he said he invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination. I'm late on this one. The article is from October 5. Fox 13 Now reported. A federal grand jury has indicted an animal rights activist who refused to testify about the release of thousands of mink from Utah ranches.

2009 109

Rocky & Bella, Inc. earns National Animal Supplement Quality Seal

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The natural, whole-food pet supplement was formulated by Dr. Patricia Jordan, a naturopathic veterinarian with more than 25 years of experience with an education in both conventional and holistic veterinary medicine. Dr. Jordan said that most pet foods are highly processed and lack vital nutrients pets need to thrive. Bryn Mawr, Penn.—Pet Pet supplement company Rocky & Bella, Inc.

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ALF Activist Pleads Guilty in Utah to Damaging Mink Farm

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The raid to which Viehl pleaded guilty took place at the McMullin mink farm in South Jordan in August 2008. A man in Utah has pled guilty to "interfering with an animal enterprise" in federal court. Rydalch said the raid consisted of releasing minks and spray-painting parts of the farm, including a barn. She said the plea agreement "stated the damage and loss to real and personal property at the farm exceeded $10,000." Spray painting a barn?

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CATS for Cats

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CATS for Cats cast members Keith David (Princess and the Frog) who played Old Deuteronomy, along with Emily Jordan, Marlon Pelayo, Candice Fox, Pauline Mata (So You Think You Can Dance), Michael Munday, Destini Rogers (So You Think You Can Dance) and Caitlynn Lawson (So You Think You Can Dance).

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Lovebirds in the Limelight

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It’s not as athletic as the Hooded Grebe ’s calisthenics, nor as astonishing as the acrobatics of Clark’s Grebe (photographed solo, above, by Larry Jordan ). In case you missed it, today’s Google Doodle managed to reference not only the current Winter Olympics in South Korea, but also the fact that it’s Valentine’s Day.

University of Iowa Animal Lab Goes Underground

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The links would mean researchers would never have to transport animals above ground, said Jordan Cohen, interim U of I vice president for research. From the Des Moines Register. The Iowa Board of Regents approved $11.2 million for an underground vivarium that will house University of Iowa animal research laboratories. The 35,000-square-foot facility would connect the Medical Education Research Facility and Carver Biomedical Research Building on the west side of campus.

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Consolation species

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That trip was to take my wife and I to Turkey, Jordan, and southern Spain, with stopovers near Paris. I should have been on my way to Istanbul by the time this post came out.

A Modest Proposal for a Wildlife Conservation Stamp

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Well, inspired by the success of this program, 10,000 Birds contributor Larry Jordan is part of an effort to create a Wildlife Conservation Stamp that would share some of the same goals as the duck stamp, but perhaps be a little more palatable to people who don’t hunt birds. A mockup of what a Wildlife Conservation Stamp might look like. Duck hunting is big business in the United States.

2013 70

A Nashville Warbler Bathing in the Pond During Migration

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Nashville Warbler ( Oreothlypis ruficapilla ridgwayi ) photos by Larry Jordan I have been enjoying some first time visitors to my yard this fall, including several warblers, one of which is the western Nashville Warbler ( Oreothlypis ruficapilla ridgwayi ).

California Peregrines Victims of Their Own Success?

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This Peregrine close-up courtesy of Larry Jordan. In a move that’s sure to stir controversy far beyond the borders of California, federal officials have announced that h enceforth, fledgling Peregrine Falcons won’t be relocated from nests built on bridges in the state. The move, which seems limited to just California, is meant to protect endangered shorebirds which have become favorite meals of the raptors.

Mexico Beat BBOTY

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If we hadn’t we might be there still — stuck, perhaps, in Turkey or Jordan. It was the best of years, it was the worst of years… Oh, who am I kidding? 2020 was the worst of years, through and through.

The Unique Black-necked Stilt

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Black-necked Stilt ( Himantopus mexicanus ) photos by Larry Jordan Click on photos for full sized images. This female Black-necked Stilt ( Himantopus mexicanus ) is distinguished from the male by her paler brownish back and scapulars. The male of the species has the upper portion of the head, back of neck, back and wings all glossy black. He also has longer legs than the female.

2011 74

I and the Bird: What is a Grebe?

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Pied-billed Grebe Pair Build a Nest – Larry Jordan, The Birder’s Report. Western and Clark’s Grebes Have a Disappointing Season in Northern California – Larry Jordan, The Birder’s Report. Western and Clark’s Grebes, Poetry in Motion – Larry Jordan, 10,000 Birds. And now we enter into a family of birds more or less unknown to non-birders.

2013 76

Lark Sparrows Foraging at Lema Ranch

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Lark Sparrow ( Chondestes grammacus ) photos by Larry Jordan Nearly two years ago I wrote my second post as the West Coast Beat Writer on Lema Ranch, a Northern California birding hot spot.

What are the Costs of Changing Bird Names?

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An op-ed in the Washington Post by Gabriel Foley and Jordan Rutter is a fine summary of the arguments, and there is a good background article at Birdwatching magazine.

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“Birds of Cyprus” field guide review

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His work in Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey remains inspirational to researchers throughout the region. For the last two decades, Europe and the greater Mediterranean have been covered by one of the best field guides anywhere: “Collins Bird Guide” by Lars Svensson et al.,

Lewis's Woodpecker in New York State

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The homeowner, Fred Jordan, has been hosting visiting birders who heard of the bird through word-of-mouth since November. Many thanks to Fred Jordan for being a wonderful host with great enthusiasm for his awesome avian visitor. If you are interested in chasing the bird just look at the New York State birding listserv for info on how to contact Fred Jordan. I am glad Mr Jordan was pleased with the behavior of the birders whom he so graciously invited into his home.

Common Mergansers or Goosanders Frolicking on Clear Creek

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Common Merganser ( Mergus merganser ) photos by Larry Jordan (click to enlarge) The Common Merganser ( Mergus merganser americanus ) or Goosander ( Mergus merganser merganser ) as it’s known in Europe, is a large, cold-hardy, fish-eating duck that nests worldwide near large lakes and rivers in northern forested habitats 1.

2011 62

Snowy Egret Fishing at Arcata Marsh

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Snowy Egret ( Egretta thula ) photos by Larry Jordan (click for full sized images) While visiting Arcata Marsh a couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of watching a Snowy Egret ( Egretta thula ) as it skillfully caught several fish in an inlet or tidal channel of the marsh.

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How Do You Know It’s A Ruby-crowned Kinglet?

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Ruby-Crowned Kinglet ( Regulus calendula ) photos by Larry Jordan If you live anywhere other than Western North America, you may be able to identify this bird by its tiny size, its broken eye ring and its petite bill. In the far West however, the Ruby-Crowned Kinglet ( Regulus calendula ) can be confused with Hutton’s Vireo ( Vireo huttoni ). Click on photos for full sized images.

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Looking Forward to Birding Fallon, Nevada

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To say nothing of the opportunity to glimpse lifer birds that I’d likely never get to spy in my midwestern neck of the woods, including the adorable Western Screech Owl captured so wonderfully here by Larry Jordan. … where the Spring Wings Festival will be held from March 17–19, 2013!

I and the Bird: What is a Vulture?

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A Vortex of Turkey Vultures During Fall Migration – Larry Jordan, The Birders’ Report. Turkey Vultures Get No Respect – Larry Jordan, 10,000 Birds. International Vulture Awareness Day – Larry Jordan, The Birders’ Report. That vultures get a bad rap is something of a given. There’s no getting around the fact that they’re weird looking.

2013 73

The American Birding Association Celebrates The Evening Grosbeak

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Evening Grosbeak Male ( Coccothraustes vespertinus ) photos by Larry Jordan The Evening Grosbeak ( Coccothraustes vespertinus ) is a striking bird. With his dark head accented by a bright yellow forehead and supercillium, the male really stands out in a crowd. His black wings and tail contrast with his yellow scapulars and flanks, and large white wing patches. Click on photos for full sized images. The female is more subtle in her plumage but gorgeous in her own right.

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One of the more exciting birds this summer in this little corner of North Carolina is undoubtedly the King Rail s that have been regularly reported in a still-water back-arm of Jordan Lake in Chatham County, just south of where I live. The White Oak Creek flows into Jordan Lake on the southeast corner of the reservoir.

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A Greater Yellowlegs Bathing at Arcata Marsh

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Greater Yellowlegs ( Tringa melanoleuca ) photos by Larry Jordan Shorebirds. Why are they seemingly so difficult to identify? One obvious reason is that most have plumage variations between their breeding plumage and non-breeding plumage. Plus many sandpipers plumages are very similar. Take the Greater Yellowlegs ( Tringa melanoleuca ) for example (click on photos for full sized images).

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Vulture hunts down and ravages Sea Turtles

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thanks to Larry Jordan for sharing this moment and photo) Now look at this gorgeous little creature. The American Black Vulture ( Coragyps atratus ) does not only look evil; it is evil to the core. Horrid. American Black Vulture ( thanks Redgannet for letting me use your photo) I must admit that I too completely underestimated them when I first say the American Black Vulture in Costa Rica. Bizarre looking with that funny grayish head and they strange gait when running on the beach.

A Remembrance of Birds Past: The Lost Bird Project

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The smooth mass of bronze (photographed at right by Jordan Mann) was a stylized version of a Great Auk —a bird that no longer exists. It stood like a sentinel at the entrance, lonely, waiting. I was running late, and yet I slowed the car down, to catch as much of its cool beauty as I could. What was this solitary stranger greeting me at the edge of the John James Audubon Center in Mill Grove, Pa., the epicenter of U.S. birding? It turned out that I was gazing at a ghost.

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Tree Swallows Return, It Must Be Spring

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About the Author Larry Larry Jordan was introduced to birding after moving to northern California where he was overwhelmed by the local wildlife, forcing him to buy his first field guide just to be able to identify all the species visiting his yard. Andy Mar 16th, 2011 at 5:33 pm Great shots Larry Jordan Mar 17th, 2011 at 12:05 am @Dan, Nick and Andy … thanks you guys for the comments. Larry Jordan Mar 20th, 2011 at 12:03 pm @Beverly thank you very much.

2011 75

Golden Swamp Warbler

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But it certainly appeared that this tree stump just off the trail on a far arm of Jordan Lake would do. Birders up north are no doubt gearing up for the peak of spring migration across the eastern half of the continent. The middle of May is the most exciting and anxiety inducing period of the birder’s year. The mad rush to reach the boreal forest just after the thaw leaves little time for dillying nor dallying.

2011 77

The Western Screech-Owl Nests in Tree Cavities

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Western Screech-Owl ( Megascops kennicottii ) photos by Larry Jordan It’s been an interesting winter in my neck of the woods. Birders in Northern California have been treated to rare sightings of several species, sending avid twitchers from all over the west in our direction.

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White-faced Ibis at Colusa National Wildlife Refuge

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Pochards: Last Lifer of the Trip About the Author Larry Larry Jordan was introduced to birding after moving to northern California where he was overwhelmed by the local wildlife, forcing him to buy his first field guide just to be able to identify all the species visiting his yard. Larry Jordan Mar 3rd, 2011 at 2:49 am @Robert it was definitely fortuitous and thanks for the comment @Corey thanks!

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Is It So Hard To Understand Why Birders and Wildlife Conservationists Don’t Buy the Duck Stamp?

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Ring-necked Duck ( Aythya collaris ) photo by Larry Jordan. The Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act , which went into effect seventy-nine years ago on July 1, 1934, authorized the annual issuance of what is popularly known as the Duck Stamp. In 1976, Congress changed the official name to the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp , presumably to broaden its appeal to non-hunters.

2013 83

What Makes You Stare So, Bufflehead?

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Female Bufflehead by Larry Jordan (Have you ever seen a Bufflehead search for a nesting cavity? November visits upon New York dank, leaden chill and multitudes of ducks. I vastly prefer the latter, particularly those species that don’t frequent this area during the warmer months. One beloved bird to keep an eye out for is the Bufflehead , a beauty in black and white. Bufflehead are fascinating little creatures.

Brown Creepers Nesting at Lassen Volcanic National Park

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Brown Creeper ( Certhia americana ) photos by Larry Jordan A few weeks ago I headed up to Lassen Volcanic National Park to photograph a family of Water Ouzels that one of our Audubon members sighted near the visitor center there at Manzanita Lake.

2012 63

I and the Bird: What is a Wren?

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House Wren Excavates a Nest Cavity – Larry Jordan, The Birders Report. Rockin’ with the Rock Wren – Larry Jordan, The Birders Report. Marsh Wren Building a Nest and Singing – Larry Jordan, The Birders Report. There’s a Bewick’s Wren in our Garden – Larry Jordan, 10,000 Birds. There are few birds in the sprawl of suburbia or the sylvan ideal of semi-rural existence as appreciated as wrens.

2013 77

Cinnamon Teal at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge

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Cinnamon Teal ( Anas cyanoptera ) pair by Larry Jordan (click on photos for full sized images) Winter is the time to visit the National Wildlife Refuges in California. According to their website , the “Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex consists of five national wildlife refuges (NWR) and three wildlife management areas (WMA) that comprise over 35,000 acres of wetlands and uplands in the Sacramento Valley of California.

I and the Bird: What is an Ibis?

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White-faced Ibis at Colusa National Wildlife Refuge – Larry Jordan, 10,000 Birds. You may not realize it when you look at those bizarre looking waders with the massive bills and the vacant expression, but you’re looking at a group of birds that has inspired humankind for literal centuries. There are only a few birds for whom their names have changed little since the dawn of the written alphabet itself, but ibis, named by the Greeks a few thousand years before, is one of them.

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Lewis’s Woodpeckers Are Back

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Lewis’s Woodpecker ( Melanerpes lewis ) In Flight, photos by Larry Jordan Driving home from work last week I finally saw my first Lewis’s Woodpecker ( Melanerpes lewis ) of the fall. Lucky for me, these beautiful and unusual woodpeckers can be found nearly year round in the oak savannah along the road I travel daily. I consider myself extremely blessed as some folks have to travel hundreds of miles to see a rare individual bird at someone else’s feeder.

Duck Numbers And Duck Stamp Sales No Longer Correlate

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If you want to contribute to that effort, I know that Larry Jordan, Ingrid Taylar and Hugh Grew are asking for help, including guest bloggers who can write about wildlife refuges. The number of people who hunt waterfowl in the US has declined since the mid 1990s. This has resulted in a reduction of the number of duck stamps sold. Sales of duck stamps have funded the preservation of wetlands and other wildlife habitat, which in turn has supported an increase in waterfowl populations.

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Bubble-gum Pink Legs

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Larry Jordan wrote a profile of The Unique Black-Necked Stilt for 10,000 Birds in 2011; he points out that they have the second longest legs in proportion to their bodies of any bird, exceeded only by the Flamingo (another Pink Bird). Bubble-gum pink legs. That’s how the limbs of the Black-necked Stilt, Himantopus mexicanus, were first described to me, and that’s what I’m going with for 10,000 Birds Pink Bird Weekend (or, as I call it, Think Pink Week).

2013 77

A Comparison of Birding in Costa Rica and Eilat, Israel

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Note- the featured image shows Glossy Ibis with the flag of Jordan in the background. I have been back from Eilat, Israel for more than a week but still find myself dreaming about birding in the desert. As I scan for the Hoopoe Lark that I dipped, I wonder what else is being seen in the sparse wadi vegetation. I eagerly search for any movement and try to wish a crouching sandgrouse into existence.