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Salmonella infections in eight states linked to wild songbirds, CDC says

The outbreak has sickened 19 people, including a 2-month-old. So far, eight people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/salmonella-infections-eight-states-linked-wild-songbirds-cdc-says-n1262868 Droolin’ Dog…

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Ravens stealing food from Anchorage Costco shoppers

The “ravens of Anchorage” sounds like a viking jazz trio and, as it turns out, are as equally smooth as the musical ensemble name intimates….

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World’s oldest known wild bird has another chick at age of 70

Wisdom is believed to have had more than 30 chicks in her life so far, and several partners. Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-56281983 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this…

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Rare bird: ‘Half-male, half-female’ cardinal snapped in Pennsylvania

Jamie Hill said taking the stunning photos of the northern cardinal was “once in a lifetime”. Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-56189600 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and…

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This video of a bird biting off the string that supports its perch is a metaphor for many things in life

Gravity Wins from instant_regret The bird’s excuse is that it didn’t know better. When people attack that which supports them, their excuse is that they…

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Drunk birds in North Texas

Residents in North Texas are reporting birds acting loopy, disoriented, and smashing into windows in increasing numbers. Turns out, it’s the common phenomenon of migrating…

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Central Park’s Rare Snowy Owl Visitor Shows Why We Must Conserve Land Everywhere

Central Park is prime bird real estate, and on Wednesday, a prime bird showed up. Birders flocked to the park to check out a snowy…

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Owl is in raven’s spot

In this footage, a raven expresses its displeasure at an owl’s presence. The owl is happy where it is. Snowy Owl and Common Raven interaction…

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Bird flu: All captive birds in Britain to be kept indoors amid outbreak

The virus – said to be “low risk” to humans – has been identified at sites across Great Britain. Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55201167 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out…

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Watch: Guitarist rocks with bird pal happily sitting on his hand

なんかもう友達とかいらないような気がしてきた pic.twitter.com/uTnijyWER7 — カワイ(FROG)ビリー君 (@wakatchairukedo) December 1, 2020 Roughly translated, the caption reads: “I feel like I don’t need friends anymore.” (Thanks, Lux!) Source: https://boingboing.net/2020/12/02/watch-guitarist-rocks-with-bird-pal-happily-sitting-on-his-hand.html…

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Trump administration moves ahead on gutting bird protections

The Trump administration is moving forward on gutting a longstanding federal protection for roughly 1,000 species of birds in the United States Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/trump-administration-moves-ahead-on-gutting-bird-protections-donald-trump-birds-administration-birds-birds-b1762972.html Droolin’…

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Tiny owl discovered in Rockefeller Plaza Christmas tree

Plans to release owl this weekend Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/tiny-owl-rockefeller-christmas-tree-new-york-b1739619.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Matt…

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BLACK SUN: Amorphous Flocks of Starlings Swell Above the Danish Marshlands

All images © Søren Solkær, shared with permission Captured in the marshlands of southern Denmark, Søren Solkær’s ongoing project documents one of nature’s most mesmerizing…

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Seagulls have adapted to school break times to forage for pupils’ food, study suggests

Urban birds’ feeding patterns also closely match opening and closing times of waste centre, research shows Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/seagull-food-study-forage-human-gps-tracker-birds-b1721099.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and…

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New Zealand animal with ‘unusually large testicles’ could win bird of the year competition

Sex toy shop endorsement says hihi ‘lead the sex positivity movement among songbirds’ Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/hihi-new-zealand-bird-of-year-testicles-b1720370.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with…

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‘Anton!’: Pet parrot saves man’s life in house fire by calling out his name

‘I heard a bang and my parrot started to yell, so I woke up and I smelled a bit of smoke,’ owner says Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/parrot-saves-man-fire-australia-b1583258.html…

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Scientists Find Jawbone of Possible Largest Bird Ever in Antarctica

Paleontologists recently uncovered a bone fragment from a species of bony-toothed sea birds, called pelagornithids, that might be the largest flying bird ever discovered. Where…

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Rare half-male and half-female songbird discovered

<p>Unusual bird identified as gynandromorph, with male characteristics on its right side and female characteristics on its left</p> Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/rare-songbird-gynandromorph-male-female-nature-reserve-discovery-wildlife-b1248440.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this…

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Vulture lands on paraglider’s selfie stick

@skywingsadventures had to do it, I love this version and it fits so well with the video #fleetwoodmac #fleetwoodmacdreams #fleetwoodmacchallenge ♬ original sound – lanie…

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San Francisco songbirds changing their tune in pandemic

Thought this was interesting: In May, scientists studied the soundscapes and songs of the white-crowned sparrow, comparing it to data from May 2016. They discovered…

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Squee alert: A hummingbird feeds its teeny-tiny chicks

Oh my goodness, baby hummingbirds are so incredibly small and darling. I had no idea. EverythingBirds.com: How small is a baby hummingbird? …Their eggs are…

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