Birds

Soucheray: Birds and bees and a break from the business of woe

Birds constructed a nest atop a motion light at the front of the house, about seven feet off the ground, a nest that even featured a decorative …

On The Water

Make These DIY Suet Cakes To Attract Local Birds To Your Yard

Fat, seeds, and peanut butter are all you need!<p>Want to <i>really</i> attract <b>birds</b> to your yard? Go a step beyond <b>birdseed</b> and offer up some suet cakes to your …

Lifestyle

Nicknames abound for feisty red-tailed hawk in bald eagle family

A red-tailed hawk chick being raised by a family of bald eagles in Sidney on Vancouver Island has become so famous he’s been given nicknames by …

Canadian News

Watch as Hummingbirds Fly, Drink, and Flap Their Tiny Wings in Slow Motion | Mental Floss

Hummingbirds have more feathers per inch than nearly any other bird, but it’s hard to fully appreciate their luminescent colors when they beat their …

Cool Stuff

Success for PSNI drones as peregrine chicks fledge the nest

The chicks of peregrine falcons protected since birth by drones have fledged the nest, the PSNI have revealed on social media.<p>Back in May police …

Birds Of Prey

Eagle vs. Cow: Deroche resident captures photos of cattle battle

An eagle hungry for chicken found itself beefing with a local cow earlier this week.<p>Emilie Henderson of Deroche, just east of Mission, snapped the …

Canadian News

Feds offer reward for information about bald eagle nest

Federal authorities are offering a reward for information about the destruction of a bald eagle nest in South Carolina.<p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife …

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Bowerbirds building booty bases in backyards treat neighbours to beautiful courtship ritual

An impressive display of design, construction, decoration and then performance is taking place in backyards lucky enough to be home to bowerbirds.

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #97

The Wild Bird Trust presents this week’s Top 25 Wild Bird Photos! We are very grateful to everyone who submits their photographs, it really is a …

Papua New Guinea

What’s got the robin so agitated?

<b>DEAR JOAN:</b> As I write this, there is a robin in the tree outside my window that has been calling an agitated call for at least 10 minutes.<p>During that …

Animals

Alan Murphy’s 4 Practical Tips for Better Bird Photography

Growing up in London, England, Alan Murphy developed a fascination with birds at an early age. That enthusiasm followed him as he moved to the United …

Nature Photography

Bee

Bee-eaters hatch chicks in Nottinghamshire<p>Bee-eater, East Leake, Nottinghamshire, (© Ian Bollen)<p>Since June 25th up to seven Bee-eaters have been in …

Bees

Researchers in Cambodia find nest of rare riverine bird

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Wildlife researchers in Cambodia have found a breeding location for the masked finfoot, one of the world's most endangered birds, raising hopes of its continuing survival.<p>The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society said Thursday its scientists, along with …

Wildlife

How to Hear Like a Champion Birder - Issue 50: Emergence

On a recent rainy morning in Brooklyn, Tom Stephenson, smiling and serious, dressed in khaki quick dry and a baseball cap with a Cerulean warbler …

'Aviary' at Canberra Museum and Gallery is a delightful bird exhibition

This collection of bird imagery has many delights.

Brisbane

One tough bird: Father goose carries on despite arrow through belly

Surgery to remove arrow revealed Canada goose had also been hit with shotgun pellets<p>A Canada goose living on a golf course in Lachute, Que., was …

Hunting

Bird Fact Friday – All About Trogons

From pages 269-270 of <i>The New Neotropical Companion</i>:<p>Trogons are cavity nesters. Some species excavate nest holes in decaying trees; others dig into …

Rainforests

What Happens When a Bird’s Wings Sync Up Perfectly with a Camera’s Frame Rate

Sometimes security cameras can take some strange footage, and Texan Al Brooks was in for a treat when he reviewed video from outside his home. As a bird flies by the camera, it looks to almost be floating while pausing for a moment to take in the scenery.<p>This isn't the work of a video effects …

Cameras

New full-hemisphere eBird animations

Everytime we go birding and submit an eBird checklist, we take a tiny snapshot of bird occurrence in space and time. eBird’s grand vision is to piece …

Data Science

Happening NOW: Wandering Wood Storks and Spoonbills

For many birders, our first encounter with a Roseate Spoonbill or a Wood Stork occurs during a visit to a hazy, mosquito-filled, wetland on the Gulf …

Audubon Bird Cams

More Live Feeds<p>Bird Cams<p>Seal Island, Maine: Atlantic Puffin Ledge Webcam<p>You'll see more than Atlantic Puffins if you spend some time with this webcam.<p>…

Nature

FlipNote Animator Recounts The Zelda Series With Impressive Collection Of Adorable Bouncy Birds

Animator kekeflipnote recently released an adorable, and impressive, little collection of Zelda animations reimagining the series' iconic characters …

Anime

A hoot of a study

<b>Have you ever heard the sounds “boobook! boobook!” in the night?</b><p>A University of Queensland researcher has unlocked more secrets about the little bird …

Australian Universities

See the Celestial Birds of the Milky Way - Sky & Telescope

<b>Five fascinating deep-sky birds nest, fly and dabble along the length of the summer Milky Way. Isn't it time you put them on your life list?</b><p>Home to …

Astronomy

Watch How Hummingbirds Fly, Feed and Hover in This Amazing Slow-Motion Video from Nat Geo

The tiny hummingbird is an amazing creature with the ability to move so fast that the human eye can only perceive the blur of wings and a splash of …

Nature

Up close and personal: Watch how hummingbirds fly, drink and shake in slow motion

<i>Corrections and Clarifications: An earlier version of this story misspelled Anand Varma's name.</i><p>Hummingbirds are perhaps some of the quickest animals on the planet, beating its wings 10-15 times a second—too fast for the naked eye to see. But one photographer is making the close observation of their …

Birds Like Us

It’s been a dark time in Britain, shadowed by the terrorist attacks and the terrible apartment block fire. Hard to write about having fun, yet …

Illustration

Floaty Bird: When a Camera’s Frame Rate Matches a Bird’s Flapping Wingsby on July 18, 2017

When reviewing the security footage from outside his house in Austin, Texas, Al Brooks spotted an unusual sight: a bird seems to hover past the …

So, is this bird magically floating or what?

We've seen birds in flight, and we've seen birds at rest, but we've never seen a bird quite like this.<p>In this peculiar footage shared on Reddit, a garage security camera appears to show a bird hovering before the camera. But the bird isn't actually hovering— rather, it's a bit of visual trickery …

Shutter Speed

California scrub-jay adopts puzzling pose

<b>DEAR JOAN:</b> I watched a scrub-jay land in our yard, hop over next to the wall, spread out his wings and stay motionless for several minutes – enough …

Animals