Category Archives: Bird Watching

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http://www.hancockwildlifechannel.org/staticpages/index.php/OWL-DeltaBC-EagleNest I’ve always loved these eagle nest cams, but until now hadn’t realised their secondary function as ambient sound systems. The nest is on a background tab while I work, and I’m greatly enjoying the sound of the wind, birds chirping, and general forest-y noises. I assume this is what being outside is really like? […]

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Bushtit

http://www.roysephotos.com/Bushtit.html Hands up if your eyes first read this as something far dirtier than “bushtit”. (Which is pretty dirty itself!)

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Polish

http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Polish/BRKPolish.html These crested Polish chickens have a place in my heart, if not my as-yet-non-existant barnyard. They remind me of those humans who cultivate eccentric looks in the hopes of appearing to be “cool”, but instead appear the exact opposite. Tell me this chicken isn’t asking a very well-rehearsed, “Hey, dudes, whazzup?”

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Hummer Nest 05

http://community-2.webtv.net/Velpics/HUM/ Some lucky webizen had a Hummingbird nest near their home. Pictures document the little hummers from eggs to fledglings, with a mind-blowing scale-comparison photo at the end showing the tiny size of these fantastic creatures.

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Sam the Eagle – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_the_Eagle I spent a good part of the weekend revisiting The Muppet Show, and being reminded of just how excellent a character is the repressed, self-important Sam the Eagle. On the show, Sam acts as a censor and speaks as if unhip (reminiscent of those who identified themselves with patriotism in the 1970s). He often […]

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http://puffin.bird.audubon.org/ My sister hasn’t yet gotten a Stumble account, so I’m forced to blog sites like this on her behalf. Probably for the best, since puffins make her squeefully incoherent.

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http://www.birds.cornell.edu/MacaulayLibrary/search/freesounds.html Free bird calls for bird nerds or – for those like me – cat tormentors 😀

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http://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/a/abernethyforest/diary/ I love this: A birding blog that views their charges as companions, rather than just research subjects.

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