Can a Bird do that?

I think I’m being pranked. Yet another thing that humans had reserved for themselves – intentional use of fire, seems to be falling by the wayside. Black kites and brown falcons in Australia have been documented dropping burning twigs in areas outside of the fire’s reach in order to flush out tasty bits of protein-lizards, […]

Common Birds

Keeping common birds common is a mantra I’ve been hearing lately, as conservation often waits until something is closer to the abyss of extinction to act.  A lot of common birds have been declining–tree swallows and Northern flickers among others. So I’ve been thrilled to see a red-bellied woodpecker hanging out at the local bird feeder. […]