Star studded Valentine Doggie Dinner Party

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Star studded Valentine Doggie Dinner Party originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on February 15, 2010. On a snowy NYC evening, celebrities and dog-lovers alike gathered at Gotham Hall in New York City, to attend Chef Michael’s “Be My Valentine” Doggie Dinner Party! In the above photo you can see Michael Urie, of Ugly Betty fame (and new off Broadway star) and his super cute dog Sprout enjoying the party!

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Boy Crazy: Why Older Loon Ladies Chase Young Studs

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Image by John Picken/Wikimedia Commons. When aging male Common Loons begin to lose their mojo or die off, females are still going strong—and ready for action, even if that means seeking the attentions of younger males. That is one of many interesting findings from The Loon Project, which studies the territorial and breeding behavior of Loons in northern Wisconsin. The behavior described in this blog post is observational, not the result of a rigorous, extensive testing.

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“Ya’ll know Kanye West-ie?”

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Starting with the dogs: congratulations to “McLovin the Stud Muffin,” “Kanye Westie,” and “Angus Von Wigglebutton” earning … Continue reading → The post “Ya’ll know Kanye West-ie?” Everyone does now! The results are in for the 2016 wackiest name contest sponsored by Nationwide. Categories include both dogs & cats!

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Walter’s Book Now Available

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It is studded with the wonderful images that his fans will surely associate with him and is well worth checking out. Walter Kitundu, who loyal readers will remember as an excellent Beat Writer here on 10,000 Birds , has a new e-book available. You can get Bird Knowledge: Little Life Lessons Learned from Birds on the iTunes store here. News books iBooks

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Celebrity Casino Royale Benefiting Charity

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The star-studded, red carpet event benefits spcaLA, as well as the I’m Too Young For This! Celebrity Casino Royale, hosted by The H.O.M.E. Foundation , will take place at Avalon in Hollywood, CA on May 24th, 2011. Cancer Foundation. Guests will have the opportunity to play against celebrities and poker stars, while enjoying an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and delicious desserts. Try your hand at various Las Vegas casino games.

Guest post: How to build a cat house.

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Follow the procedure given below to build your cat house: Purchase a 4×8 Sheet of plywood, a box of 5/8” wood screws, three 2×4x8 stud and some small pieces of carpets. Take the three of the 2×4x8 studs and cut them into twelve equal sized sections. Now give the studs the shape of a box by attaching them with the wood screws. Thanks to Blythe Wood Works for the following guest post. There is no doubt that you love the smallest member of your family.

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Dog Collars

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In situations where dogs were primarily guarding domestic animals, collars tended to have studs or spikes to frustrate the jaws of a marauding wolf. Wolf collars– Modern studded collars exist primarily as decoration intended to make a pet look tough, but this type of collar has a historically important function. By Augie Berings, Bering’s Hardware.

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Sad End for Vagrant Swift, Happy Ending for Wrong-Way Pigeon

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Lucky for him, a Canadian racing club is giving him a new home, and may even put him out to stud, a reward this pigeon has no doubt earned. Photo by Steve Duffield/ The Telegraph. Whither the wayward bird? Birders often delight in chasing rarities that suddenly appear hundreds or thousands of miles from where they should be. But sometimes, the bird would have been better off staying home.

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of October 2011?

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Clear skies over the classic Acacia-studded grasslands of the Serengeti a. Do you know what I love about October? Pumpkins! Everywhere you look in the United States around this time of year, giant orange squashes are just loafing around, killing time until their inevitable trip to the mulch pile on November 1.

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Come@Me: Don’t Mourn for Extinct Birds

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The Zoo episode focuses on two Pink Pigeon couples: The Stud and Serendipity, a male and female that the zoo people hope will mate and produce a viable egg, and Thelma and Louise, a same-sex pair-bonded couple who the zoo people hope will incubate the egg and nurture the chick. This description appears to be an overstatement though, because we learn by the end of the episode that The Stud and Serendipity have not produced one viable egg.

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From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

Even the 1986 Kentucky Derby winner Ferdinand ended up in a Japanese slaughterhouse because he wasn’t proving his monetary value as a stud. To the Editor: Re “ Another Horse-Racing Horror ” (editorial, May 6): Thank you for adding your voice to the many who are demanding that the welfare of racehorses should come before profits.

Tanzania – Africa at its best

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Nowhere else in Africa do the preconceived ideas of the continent really exist in such living detail; tall, red-robed Maasai herding their skinny cattle, endless grasslands studded with flat-topped Acacia trees and grazed by herds of zebras and wildebeest, and dramatic volcanic calderas brimming with big game and fierce predators! The Baobab-studded woodlands and wetlands of the park harbor over 550 bird species and they sure come thick and fast!

Quinta do Casal Branco: Lobo e Falcão Reserva (2016)

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The estate is also a stud farm for puro sangue Lusitano horses, considered one of the world’s oldest breeds. I’ve decided to dedicate this month of March 2019 to wines and beers related to the history of falconry – or hawking – for no other reason than that I’ve recently acquired several bottles adorned with mostly medieval European iconography relating to this “sport of kings”.

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Going to Ohio for the Midwest Birding Symposium. Wait, Ohio?

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Why would I not be wholeheartedly gung-ho about going to what is unanimously and resoundingly considered an excellent, fun, exciting, star-studded, bird-filled, and magnificent event? By the time you read this post I will still be in New York but I’ll be looking forward to leaving for the 2011 Midwest Birding Symposium in Lakeside, Ohio. Kind of. Mostly.

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Getting the Guan (Pawi Edition)

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A brush that close with a bird so big and so rare has to be one of the highlights of a trip studded with spectacular moments. The island paradise of Trinidad boasts three bands of mountains running east to west. From south to north, these imaginitively named geological features increase in width, breadth, and height from the punty Southern Range to the moderate Central Range to the mighty Northern Range.

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Moorcroft Manor, a Great Place to Lay a Birding Head Down

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The tall flower studded grasses to the north were a mess of seed-eaters from the Red-billed Quellea to the astonishing Long-tailed Widowbird , a sparrow-sized bird with a massive tail twice as long as its body. Birders are, as far as I can tell, not particularly fussy about where they rest at the end of the day. In part this is because, for many travelling birders, sleep is a resentfully given concession towards bodily needs, rather than an essential part of a balanced life.

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The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World – and Us: A Book Review

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Prum has had a long, productive, award-studded ornithological career, a chaired professor of ornithology at Yale and recipient of a prized MacArthur fellowship. Darwin Day is February 12th, and for an early celebration I thought I’d take a look at a book that rethinks the way Darwin, and we, think about evolution—a very specific part of evolution, the way beautiful features and behavior have developed amongst birds and, by extension, amongst humans.

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Campbell Park, Canberra

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Australia’s capital, set in the eucalypt-studded Great Dividing Ranges, has not got a fantastic reputation as an exciting place to be, but in truth its an attractive garden city with a lot of green spaces, parks, and other pleasant paces that make it a nice place to live. A few weeks ago I unexpectedly found myself in Canberra for a few days.

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Nice, Nice Birding in Narita

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This terrific waterway, flanked with paths and studded with stepping stone bridges, is home to a lot of Eastern Spot-billed Ducks and Eurasian Teals. NARITA, JAPAN, DECEMBER 2012 – The art and science of layover birding deserves more rigorous study and perhaps a federal grant. From what airports should one sally forth during a layover of many hours? Better yet, what airports are worth converting that layover to a full-fledged stopover of 24 hours or more?

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