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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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Over 3600 Birds Counted On St. Croix In 2015
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ST. CROIX — The 116th annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) was completed here on Sunday, December 27th, 2015, and a total of 3,615 birds were counted, with 75 different species sighted around the island, according to a press release issued by CBC on …

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Video: Thousands of birds flock to metro parking lot
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OKLAHOMA CITY — It was like a scene out of a movie. But the thousands of birds weren't on the big screen, they were in a parking lot near Penn and Memorial. Kristyn Hoffhines recorded footage of the birds taking over the area. While in the car, a …

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Birds are back after blast
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The guano from the birds is considered a significant source of pollution in the pond, according to town officials. In the short term, the selectmen have contracted with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for $6,500 to scare off the cormorants with …

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The Heat Is On: Climate Change Causes Birds To Hatch Early
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A recently published study reveals that climate change can cause birds' eggs to hatch early. In addition to creating warmer temperatures that trigger early embryonic development in birds, climate change also increases the frequency and duration of heat …

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Pertinent information on possible bird flu virus to be discussed at workshop
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The speaker is Dr. Casey Ritz of the UGA Poultry Science Department, who will cover topics like the current status of Avian Influenza, how to tell if your birds are sick, what to do if you have sick birds and poultry flock biosecurity basics. Bowman …

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