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Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of April 2014?

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Past Memphis, down Nile! If you’re still waiting for your first swallow of spring or bidding farewell to your last one of fall, find comfort in this bit of verse, Paraphrase on Anacreon: Ode to the Swallow by Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Thou indeed, little Swallow, A sweet yearly comer. Art building a hollow. New nest every summer.

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82-foot-long “Rescue Rig” on Way to Missouri

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The team is just coming off its rescue efforts in Memphis, where floods of historic proportions affected uncounted numbers of domestic and wild animals.

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15 Australian Birds (Episode 3)

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The species was bred at the zoo of Memphis, Tennesee ( source ). I guess the females feel that the blue of the bower treasures works well with their eyes. If you think that Beethoven’s 9th Symphony is his best one, you are wrong. But you will certainly like the Wompoo Fruit Dove. I am sure Elvis liked it.

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Birds on Film

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One of those indoor pursuits was movie-going; specifically, on Tuesday I saw West of Memphis. and a handful more ( Rock Pigeon , House Sparrow , and my first native bird, White-Throated Sparrow ), but for the most part I’ve been sticking to indoor pursuits here in chilly New York City.

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