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The Magpie Calls

Just as the warm colours lit up the dawn,
up from my catnap I started with a yawn;
preening my feathers I primed each wing, 194 more words

Fascinating Nature

Myornis senilis

By Lars Petersson, all rights reserved

Etymology: Mouse Bird

First Described By: Chapman, 1915

Classification: Dinosauromorpha, Dinosauriformes, Dracohors, Dinosauria, Saurischia, Eusaurischia, Theropoda, Neotheropoda, Averostra, Tetanurae, Orionides, Avetheropoda, Coelurosauria, Tyrannoraptora, Maniraptoromorpha, Maniraptoriformes, Maniraptora, Pennaraptora, Paraves, Eumaniraptora, Averaptora, Avialae, Euavialae, Avebrevicauda, Pygostaylia, Ornithothoraces, Euornithes, Ornithuromorpha, Ornithurae, Neornithes, Neognathae, Neoaves, Inopinaves, Telluraves, Australaves, Eufalconimorphae, Psittacopasserae, Passeriformes, Eupasseres, Tyranni, Tyrannides, Furnariida, Rhinocryptidae… 327 more words



A Red-winged Blackbird announces, for all to hear and heed, ‘My post! This is my post! Trespass at your peril!’

The Eastern Towhee (At last!)

I have been trying to get a photo of the elusive Eastern Towhee for years. For some reason they always seem to be in thick bushes, and even my new Nikon only wants to focus on the twigs and sticks rather than the bird. 13 more words



Though the bird feeders’ perch is a little undersized for it, this male Common Grackle manages just fine.