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Loose Feathers #633

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Bald Eagles nesting / Photo by Bill Buchanan/USFWS
Birds and birding news
  • U.S. Bank Stadium, site of the recent Super Bowl, kills more birds than any other building in Minneapolis.
  • Great Spotted Woodpeckers can recognize other individuals by their drumming patterns.
  • Ducks play an important role in spreading seeds from one wetland to another.
  • Preserved woodpecker brains show evidence of brain damage, in the form of tau protein buildup.
  • A Bald Eagle pair in Washington, DC, laid their first egg this week. That nest has a nest cam.
  • Japanese Tits use a specific call to warn others about snakes.
  • Small birds have more efficient wing beats than bats to allow for long-distance migration.
  • Researchers think they have identified the structure on a bird's retina that allows them to see the Earth's magnetic field.
Science and nature blogging
  • Avithera: Fairy Terns – from chicks to fledged and flying juveniles
  • Gulls to the Horizon: Mixed breeding pair Herring Gull x Lesser Black-backed Gull in IJmuiden 2017
  • Mia McPherson's On The Wing Photography: Drake Redhead Courtship Display
  • Anything Larus: Pale 1st Cycle American Herrings, Hybrids, Or Something Else?
  • Natural Newstead: A ‘flock’ of frogmouths
  • earthstar: The habit of looking
  • The Prairie Ecologist: Diversity, Redundancy, and Resilience  
  • Incidental Naturalist: Pint-sized Poisoner – Green & Black Poison Dart Frog
  • Birding Beijing 北京观鸟: Code of Conduct for Chinese Bird Photographers 
Environment and biodiversity
  • Here is a timeline of the Trump administration's attacks on public lands and conservation.
  • The Trump administration is threatening to undermine Colombia's peace agreement, which could result in increased deforestation in areas formerly controlled by FARC.
  • January was unusually dry in the continental US.
  • Over 2,500 toxic chemical sites are in flood-prone areas of the US, and flooding is likely to get worse with climate change.
  • Cougars need better protection within their existing range, including managing conflicts between humans and large carnivores.
  • The largest tract of private land in Cape May County will become part of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge.
  • The NY/NJ Baykeeper will become the deputy commissioner in the NJ DEP.


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