Violence in the Animal Rights Movement

Posted by Dindrane on December 2, 2007 in alerts, animals & wildlife, news |

Interesting editorial on violent methods in the animal rights movement. Is there ever a reason for terrorism? Say, in founding a new country and throwing off the oppression of an old one, called, say, Great Britain? Or does this sort of thing really do more harm than good to the Green movement? Can you be […]

birds in my backyard this very second

Posted by Dindrane on October 17, 2007 in animals & wildlife, birds |

Carolina wren mockingbirds tufted titmouse mourning doves blue jays calling from the trees black-capped chickadees purple finches Where o where have my grackles gone? I need corvids!

I used to think parrots were smarter than humans…

Posted by Dindrane on October 11, 2007 in animals & wildlife, birds, links |

… but apparently they like the Backstreet Boys, too. cockatoo rocks that body At least they can dance, though. (awesome)

Be Careful

Posted by Dindrane on October 6, 2007 in animals & wildlife, links |

It’s a dangerous world. This site provides a collection of handy warning signs to help keep you safe from an assortment of dangerous animals that could be waiting, even now, to destroy you. Thanks to the wily and dangerous Doc Ezra for finding this for us.

Crow Cams!

Posted by Dindrane on October 6, 2007 in animals & wildlife, links |

Heard about the crow cams on NPR yesterday, but I’ve just found a nice write-up by National Geographic. The cameras are so much tinier than you would think. No, Scott, the arrow isn’t pointing to the crow’s junk.

Unofficial International Cephalopod Awareness Day

Posted by Dindrane on October 6, 2007 in alerts, animals & wildlife |

The Unofficial International Cephalopod Awareness Day is on October 8. This is a good a day as any to celebrate cephalopods. So embrace your inner octopus and let the world know what you think of our tentacled fiendsfriends. If you have a website, consider writing about cephalopods on this day. Share any links, stories or […]

Corvidae and starlings

Posted by Dindrane on October 6, 2007 in animals & wildlife, birds, links, literary |

This is a fascinating short journal article on the use of Sentinel crows by other crows, ravens, and starlings. Dates from 1974, but still relevant and absolutely marvelous. This article is also pretty interesting. By the way, for more information about these fascinating and wonderfuls, this site provides a short bibliography for getting started. Though […]

good nature day!

Posted by Dindrane on August 22, 2005 in animals & wildlife, birds, gardens |

four chickadees on my feeder at once! tiger swallowtail squirrel is back cabbage sulphurs and a white spotted admiral (I think)

birdwatch 6-20-05

Posted by Dindrane on June 20, 2005 in animals & wildlife, birds |

Getting very low on seed. Suet feeder is empty and needs replacing. * Northern cardinals * purple finch * grackles * brown bird… female cowbird? * house sparrows * song sparrows

Birdwatch, Tuesday June 14

Posted by Dindrane on June 15, 2005 in animals & wildlife, birds |

* red-winged blackbird * purple finches * mourning doves * common grackles * unknown sparrows * house sparrow * blue jays * cardinals * American robins * tufted titmouse * brown-headed cowbird pair * American robins * brown-headed cowbirds * rufeous-sided towhee

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