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I and the Bird: What is a Swallow?

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Bank-Swallows Digging Burrows and Building Nests – Larry Jordan, The Birder’s Report. Northern Rough-winged Swallow: Wings on Wednesday – Larry Jordan, The Birder’s Report. Tree Swallow return: It Must be Spring – Larry Jordan, 10,000 Birds. Barn Swallow , Hirundo rustica.

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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 ). The pas de deux concludes with what can only be described as a sweet bird hug.

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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.

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A Most Unexpected Encounter

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Some of this tourism occurred because we were supposed to visit Jordan, but recent geopolitical events have made Americans rather unwelcome in that corner of the world. This trip included seven international flights, between six countries, on three continents. Flight changes were required, in mid trip.

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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. And while it was to be a work (ministry) trip, I had still managed to schedule it right during the migratory peak along these two major corridors.

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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. Where’s our duck stamp?

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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 ). Click on photos for full sized images.

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