Bird Behavior: A Discussion

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Post by Jo UK » January 2nd, 2012, 2:07 pm

Pheasants havbe been living in the wild for so long that they must be considered "native".
I want to go to the Hawk Conservancy, not far from here, to see a Great Bustard. They are being re-introduced on Salisbury Plain (near Stonehenge) which was once their native habitat.
Waiting for longer days to come round!

http://www.hawk-conservancy.org/Conserv ... stards.asp

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Post by Kitty KCMO » January 2nd, 2012, 2:38 pm

Interesting video, Jo. I hope the project continues to go well. The bird is very handsome-- but-- I can't help it, the name just sounds funny to me. :whistling:
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Post by Jo UK » January 2nd, 2012, 3:47 pm

Hahaha - KItty, with one vowel change, we should have to delete it!

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Post by Kitty KCMO » January 2nd, 2012, 4:23 pm

Jo UK wrote:Hahaha - KItty, with one vowel change, we should have to delete it!
I have to admit, when I listened to the people on the video, to my American ears, it sounded like the vowel had been changed! :D
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Post by Jo UK » January 13th, 2012, 2:06 pm

Intelligent, fun loving crow with a surf-board.


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Post by ame » January 13th, 2012, 4:16 pm

OMG! :rotf: that was fun! :laugh:

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Post by macdoum » January 13th, 2012, 9:32 pm

ame wrote:OMG! :rotf: that was fun! :laugh:
Great fun. yes,such clever birds,out for a day's enjoyment. :rotf:
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Post by macdoum » January 14th, 2012, 12:14 am

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Post by macdoum » January 14th, 2012, 2:37 am

Jo UK wrote:Intelligent, fun loving crow with a surf-board.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... dWw9GLcOeA
What a great video. :thumbs:
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Post by macdoum » January 23rd, 2012, 9:20 pm

An all-white Blackbird had been living in the U.K;

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/16646922
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Post by macdoum » January 25th, 2012, 3:16 am

eBIRD is reporting a great increase in Snowy Owls in more southernly regions in the USA;

http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/got-snowies
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Post by macdoum » January 26th, 2012, 12:54 am

Glossy Ibis sighted way up north in The Scottish Isles ;

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-h ... s-16721382


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...Another one for the birders and other twitters. :rolleyes:
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Post by macdoum » May 2nd, 2012, 11:10 pm

A clever ROOK repeats an ancient fable;

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8181233.stm

The article has two little videos.( didn't we have a 'Raven' section once :puzzled: )
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Post by Jo UK » May 4th, 2012, 10:41 pm

Thanks for the rook film, Carmel.
You are right about the raven topic. We used to have a raven camera. The topic has been archived for a while now.

viewtopic.php?f=49&t=282&start=240

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Post by alice44 » May 6th, 2012, 7:19 am

macdoum wrote:A clever ROOK repeats an ancient fable;

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8181233.stm

The article has two little videos.( didn't we have a 'Raven' section once :puzzled: )

There is the Corvid Corner

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=44

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Post by macdoum » May 6th, 2012, 8:01 pm

alice44 wrote:
There is the Corvid Corner

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=44
Than you Alice...thats what I was thinking of. :thumbs: :wave:
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Post by macdoum » June 13th, 2012, 1:38 am

The sparrows have to shout louder to be heard when courting in some environments. :rolleyes:
I could hardly believe that when I heard the story on the radio last week but..I tried google,and there you are. :rotf:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 162710.htm
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Post by Jo UK » September 1st, 2012, 11:23 am

Birds hold funerals for their dead.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/19421217

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Post by macdoum » September 1st, 2012, 8:51 pm

Jo UK wrote:Birds hold funerals for their dead.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/19421217
I am not really surprised. :nod: Birds and animals have been long considered as unintelligent and unimaginitive.(that a word ? Collins says yes).Non-emotive too.
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Post by NancyM » September 1st, 2012, 9:04 pm

It is easier for humans (who often exploit animals) to think of them as lacking intelligence or emotion. Now we know, from several studies - and from watching webcams! - that that is an erroneous belief.

I read the article that Jo posted - it is interesting and shows that the jays are sharing information - but does it mean they "mourn"? I am not sure.

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