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THE CUTE SHOW! Featuring Pygmy Ponies

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I would love a cute little pygmy pony in our yard! These adorably sweet and fuzzy ponies will do just about anything to get food in their mouths. Naughty ponies. Running through barbed wire or risking a zap from an electric fence? Doesn’t faze them.

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Australian Magpies breeding in Broome

10,000 Birds

We also often encounter them just out of town near the Pony Club and that is where these photos were taken. We have occasionally observed one near Gantheaume Point , but this may well be one of these Australian Magpies , because nowhere is far in Broome. The Australian Magpies in Victoria have a different plumage and that can be seen here.

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Konik Ponies in Scottish Conservation

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The Loch of Strathbeg reserve in Aberdeenshire Scotland has begun to use eight rare ‘Konick’ horses to manage and improve it’s wetland habitats for birds.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of September 2018)

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The birding mecca on my mind is Chincoteague NWR, renowned far and wide for avian profusion (and wild ponies!) Enjoying these locations over time allows us to experience our beloved birding sites in all their multifaceted glory, even when those facets aren’t exactly glorious.

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Operation Nix-the-Petting-Zoo, Part Deux

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Coincidentally, last night was a board meeting for our homeowner's association, and though I wasn't on the agenda there's always time for homeowner comments about, say, the petting zoo and pony rides that are scheduled for the spring "BBQ" ( here 's part one of this story). And there's not much from the health angle for pony rides.

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Operation Nix-the-Petting-Zoo

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Like a "BBQ, pony rides and a petting zoo!" When I started thinking about trying to get the association to cancel the pony rides and petting zoo (which are often part of one business as a quick Google search of " traveling petting zoo " will demonstrate), my several-year vegan husband said, "What's the use?

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GUYANA–Simply Delicious Birding!

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No matter how many times I see this bird, I still find myself saying, “Smoking Ponies…that’s a stonker of a bird!”. And now imagine adding to your purple skittle intake by seeing such charismatic species as King Vultures and Sunbitterns , to name but a few. Sunbitterns are common along many of the backwaters of the rivers of Guyana.

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