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Bird of the Week: American Coot

This chicken-like water bird, with lobed toes rather than webbed feet, weaves multiple floating platforms anchored to cattails. One becomes the egg nest which is constantly repaired to keep it from sinking. 54 more words


Phoebes set to raise second family this summer

Soon after successfully launching
their first four offspring this year,
the Phoebes cleaned the nest on the porch
(I cleaned the porch floor)
and she is sitting again. 48 more words


Rarities spice up birding summer doldrums

In the birding world late June and early July can be the start of the summer doldrums.

Bird activity starts to wind down and we wait for the first fall migrants to start arriving in July. 957 more words

Culture And Lifestyle

Animals | Thirsty Lark

Please Help Me to Get a New Camera => Hi my friends!
My Name is Randall and I live in Easton, MD USA. I’m 39 years old and I’m currently disable for multiple back injuries and Major Depression. 63 more words


Try me a river

She strolls,
smoothing pebbles
in the heart of her palm,
to find a safe place
by the drying riverside in me; 184 more words



Twelve thousand Common Murres, Uria aalge, known as Guillemots in the UK, nest on Staple Island. Murres eschew nesting material and just use shallow depressions on the rocky surface of such “bird cliffs.” Their eggs are rather more pointy on one end than your typical egg, so that, if nudged or knocked, they should roll around in a circle… instead of off a ledge. 97 more words


Yellow-fronted Canary

They are also known in aviculture as green singing finch. The yellow-fronted canary is 11–13 cm in length. The adult male has a green back and brown wings and tail. 131 more words

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