I have a backyard nocturnal UFC (Unidentified Flying Creature) What am I seeing? [more inside]
I need to know how to set up a wireless, night-vision enabled, motion detecting camera for the purposes of spying. [more inside]
I got curious about this after reading a blog article on pigeons and face recognition. What colors does a pigeon see in other pigeons? I see pigeons with white, black, and grey bands and patches, sometimes with iridescence in the neck. The wikipedia entry for bird vision says they have pentachromatic vision. [more inside]
I just moved in with my boyfriend, and as it turns out he's very easily annoyed by my pets. I'm looking for suggestions on how to moderate the tension so that both he and my little creatures can coexist without murdering each other. [more inside]
Why are there birdcalls looping in my neighborhood? [more inside]
Why do hummingbirds get along at this particular feeder and not at others? [more inside]
Something is eating the plants in my garden. I don't know what it is or how to stop it. Photos inside. [more inside]
Circle of Life Filter: What terrible thing probably happened to the baby birds on my porch? [more inside]
Can'tFindThisVideoAgainFilter: YouTube, perhaps; within last 6 months. A couple of guys go back in time (!) and keep a diary. They return to the present and assert that birds are just dinosaurs. Pretty sure the punchline was something close to my tagline above. Much better than as described...
What company makes these kinds of bird/lizard cages? [more inside]
Looking for awesome high-res pictures of certain birds... [more inside]
Can I keep a kitten, three birds, and a mouse all in one apartment? [more inside]
Why are birds falling out of the sky? [more inside]
I'm trying to remember a children's book. There is an explosive so powerful that a single grain of it would cause a huge blast. It is in the possession of a sinister person. Our tiny hero rides a bird, steals the explosive, and (spoiler) drops it in the ocean, where it detonates relatively harmlessly. [more inside]
How can I attract my neighborhood's feral parakeets to my yard? [more inside]
Why are levees around decommissioned salt ponds left in place? [more inside]
There are pigeons everywhere. Please help me make them dead (or gone). [more inside]
Name that bird of prey! (Photo #1, Photo #2). Seen today in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, near the foothills of the Santa Monica mountains (Hollywood Hills).
I want to see an owl. [more inside]
Bird-watching books and gadgets for a bird-loving (but novice) 70 year old man? [more inside]
How can I convince the local robins to nest in my trees? [more inside]
What is this sea bird? [more inside]
Some friends and I will be in New Orleans from June 11-17th for a conference, and were wondering if there's any good way to help out with the injured birds then. It sounds like the shore work is off-limits due to toxicity, so we're fine contributing in any way we can (coffee/hugs/protests?). What are some good organizations to contact for this, since we'll only be available for a short amount of time (1 full day on that Wednesday perhaps, or maybe some afternoons of other days)? If it matters, we'll be car-free (though cab-savvy) and situated near the convention center. Thanks!
Please help me find business cards that carry a logo of an owl, falcon or a bird, etc.. [more inside]
Can anyone I.D. this bird? [more inside]
How can I best protect the baby birds in my backyard from a prowling neighborhood cat? [more inside]
Bird watchers: Anyone know what this feller is? My husband and I put up a new feeder in our South Florida yard. We're in the migratory path for lots of transient species; so, it's possible he's not native. We've done our research in Sibley, and thought "1st year painted bunting," but a Google Image search doesn't really support that match.
What's the best field guide on birds for Malawi? [more inside]
What should I plant beneath my bird feeders? [more inside]
Vintage SNL filmed bit with birds wearing costumes. [more inside]
Sometime around '93-95, when I was living in Plymouth, NC, my elementary school class took a field trip to a bird farm. I would love to track down the place where I went. [more inside]
What are these black birds that took over my yard today? [more inside]
I love my mom, and she loves birds. I want to put her bird feeder online so she can watch it at work. Is a networked webcam what I'm looking for? What are my options? [more inside]
How can I get the birds to stop eating my window screens? [more inside]
In your experience, what is the best feeder for attracting cardinals? [more inside]
This weekend I learned that two mourning doves are building or have built a nest on top of my master bedroom air conditioner (the only air conditioner in the house). This is not a good situation, as we will need to run the a/c come summer, and I do not want the blood of baby doves on my hands. What can I do? [more inside]
I saw this bird this morning in the bottle brush in my back yard. It kept giving out a single "tweet" every ten seconds or so. One of the photos is an action shot, but I've never seen such a flashy bird where I live - Los Angeles. Does anyone know what it is?
Could you help me identify some commercials my girlfriend found to be adorable? [more inside]
Blurrybirdidentificationfilter: what raptor is this? [more inside]
A pair of mourning doves have started a nest in the flower box outside my 3rd floor bedroom window. How do I reconcile our conflict of interest? [more inside]
Looking for avian resources -- vets, toy stores, etc -- in SoCal! [more inside]
Spring is raging in Portugal: the air is choking with pollen and musk and every flower, insect, bird and mammal is happily and successfully shouting "Fuck me now!". Meanwhile, a loving couple of dark blue-and-white barn swallows have taken a fancy to the air conditioner in my study, in our new house in Sintra. [more inside]
I'm looking for a big beautiful coffee table book about birds, wetlands or nature or similar ...preferably with lots of pictures and less text. It's a gift. Any suggestions? [more inside]
last minute panic costume: going as woman from The Birds need to find some fake birds to buy in Toronto. . . any chance someone has a line on these? tried the dollar store, but no luck. thank you!!
For getting shots of far-away animals, is it better to have a 9MP camera with a 10X zoom or a 14MP camera with a 5X zoom? [more inside]
Another mostly forgotten book recollection begging to be brought into the light. [more inside]
Why do you never see dead birds in the city? I live in the city and close to water. My surroundings are full of ducks, swans, pigeons (yich) and gulls. Yet I never see one dead, except maybe if it was run over by a car. Why is that? Is there some secret bird cemetery they go to to die? Surely the gutters should be full of dead pigeons or something. God knows there's enough of them around. Or are they eaten by insects in record time? Disclaimer: I do not have an actual wish to see dead birds. I've just been wondering about this since forever.
BirdFilter: Looking out over Watt's Cove in Tenants Harbor, Maine I keep seeing a flock of small birds flying back and forth. They look to be brownish in color but then! They briefly flash silver at the slightest change in direction. Any ideas?
I want to diversify the population hanging out at my urban birdfeeder. House sparrows, pigeons and starlings are beginning to irritate me. [more inside]