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Robins Protecting Dead Bird

It is unfortunate that a bird died hitting one of our windows of our home the other day, and fell beneath a tree. Every time I walked outside, there were 3 or 4 robins surrounding this particular bird under the tree that had died. We are in Ontario, Canada. They were literally protecting it from squirrels, cats and other birds that were trying to check it out. I thought it might just be my imagination, but throughout the remainder of the day, they continued to do the exact same thing, as though they were protecting its lifeless corpse. Maybe this was an especially important [ ... ]

A Black-Throated Magpie Jay in Dallas Today

I’ve been enjoying the bird life we have around our new property in Dallas in Lower Greenville. We’ve got some beautiful cardinals with young, blue jays, cute, little sparrows and miscellaneous brown birds I haven’t completely identified yet. However, this morning I thought I saw a blue jay in the tree from our kitchen window. I kept watching it and low and behold, it wasn’t shadows on his blue color. He was a grey, black and white jay with a long tail! Quickly, I ran to get my camera and when I returned to the window, he was gone. I looked all over online for [ ... ]

I Love You For Valentine’s Day From a Feathered Friend

I just wanted to spread some joy with a little feathered friend, named Winston, to say “I Love You” for Valentine’s Day! Enjoy! *** The actual real name of the so nicknamed “Budgie” is the Budgerigar… Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Psittaciformes Family: Psittacidae Subfamily: Psittacinae Tribe: Platycercini Genus: Melopsittacus Species: M. undulatus Conservation Status: This is a species of least concern…That means, there is an abundance of budgies! Yeah for our world!!! *** I hope you enjoyed this little video of Winston the budgie on this installment of Exotic Animal Lover! Until next time… Live Exotically! Have a Very Happy Valentine’s Day! Kimberly Edwards P.S. Teach your Bird to Talk! [ ... ]

Peregrine Falcons – Making A Comeback

The Peregrine Falcon is a bird that is close to the heart of many Niagarans… At Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, they have been running a breeding program for this dangerously endangered bird in this area… Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Falconiformes Family: Falconidae Genus: Falco Species: F. peregrinus Conservation Status: On a whole, the Peregrine Falcon is a species of least concern…However, in this area, their numbers have been slowly growing from an endangered state. *** Birds – The Peregrine Falcon by Michael Russell The peregrine falcon is the best known falcon and most widespread in the world. However if you travel to North Dakota, you won’t [ ... ]

Let’s Talk Turkey!

First of all… Happy American Thanksgiving! Are you a turkey expert? Did you know that turkeys are one of two birds native to North America? . The 2 birds are the: 1. North American Wild Turkey 2. Central American Ocellated Turkey Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Galliformes Family: Phasianidae Subfamily: Meleagridinae Genus: Meleagris *** Let’s Talk Turkey Trivia By Asante Riviera The turkey remains a rather misunderstood animal. To most people, it is merely a lumbering bird that waddles through the forest without a care in the world. It is, by most accounts, a fairly dumb animal. This, of course, is far from accurate as a turkey is a

Canada Goose – The Most Famous In Canada

In the Spirit of Canadian Thanksgiving on October 10th, I thought I would cover one of our most famous avian inhabitants of Canada… The Canada Goose! Scientific Classification: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Anseriformes Family: Anatidae Genus: Branta Species: B. canadensis Conservation Status: The Canada Goose is considered a species of least concern. *** Canadian Geese By Emma Snow Few spectacles symbolize autumn better than a gang of Canada Geese crossing a cloudy sky in V-formation. Common throughout most of North America, Canada Geese live around ponds, rivers, and lake shores where they feed on aquatic grass, roots, and young sprouts, as well as corn and grain. A strong inward pull called [ ... ]