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A naturalist recounts birds' lives in the Scottish Highlands
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Lister-Kaye focuses on birds and has a keen eye for detail. His lyrical turns of phrase take readers deep into the world of ravens and rooks (Eurasian relatives of crows) as well as barn owls and blackcaps (a type of warbler). Likening whooper swans …

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Let's talk about parks: Birds that stay in winter
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Many of the birds you will see in our region in the winter are resident birds. Resident birds are those that stay in an area and do not migrate. The chickadee — looking like it is wearing a black helmet and chin guard — and blue jay are two such …

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Goose nuisance: Birds at home in Central Illinois — like it or not
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While avian flu has been reported in Iowa and Wisconsin, Arnold adds that it has not been detected in birds in Illinois. Earlier this summer, Glasener swimming beach at Comlara Park was closed due to high bacteria levels. The goose feces in the water …

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Longtime volunteer keeps at it for the love of birds
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As a person who loves birds, Carl Swisher's volunteering is like sending a kid into a candy store. Swisher has been able to incorporate his love of birds into volunteering at the Indiana Dunes State Park in Chesterton. He used to visit the park often …

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The tree of life for birds comes into view
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There are an estimated 10,000 species of birds in the world. They've long been sorted into three main branches in the tree of life: ostriches and their relatives; chickens and ducks and their relatives; and a catch-all group called Neoaves that …

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Outside Story: It's Molting Time Again For the Birds Around Us
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The male goldfinches were getting yellower, but still looked scruffy. The birds made me optimistic that spring would finally get here. The next morning it was 10 degrees. Birds molt for a basic reason: feathers wear out. All that flying, preening, dust …

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Julia Sundkova photographs 2 birds fighting each other over a giraffe's ear
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This is the moment two birds fought each other over a giraffe's ear as the giant mammal was trying to have a drink. The red-billed oxpeckers were seen competing over the right to delve into the giraffe's ear as it stopped off at a watering hole in the …

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The Bird Watcher: It's important to clean your bird feeder
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Over the years, I've read how dirty bird-feeders can spread an eye disease that affects house finches. I know Bergen County Audubon Society sometimes offers to clean your feeders for a modest donation. I've heard knowledgeable people say it's a good idea.

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West Nile virus taking a toll on birds
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“We've known about this difference in response of various bird species, but I do not think that anyone else has been systematic in showing that different species of birds, even close relatives, were happening,” Hochachka told FoxNews.com. “As the …

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Birds and climate to be discussed in Lakeville
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Audubon Minnesota, Conservation Minnesota, and Lakeville Friends of the Environment will present the Audubon Bird Impact Study and discuss future impacts on Minnesota birds 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the Lakeville Heritage Library, 20085 Heritage …

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