[Tweeters] Birds in the News, mystery birds and more (links)

Devorah Bennu birdologist at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 8 11:02:27 PST 2008

Hello tweeties,

this week's issue of Birds in the News is now available for your reading pleasure. It features the most up-to-date Christmas Bird Count information for the United States (be sure to send your state's info to me if it is not on the list) and for those of you who, like me, are already tired of freezing your nether regions off, I've included a stunning image of a female Anna's hummingbird, Calypte anna, sitting on her nest, thanks to photographer, Eva Gerdts;


the most recently demystified mystery bird was a Great tit, Parus major;


I know you all correctly identified this bird, but seriously, who doesn't like reading about tits? So be sure to visit that link ..

and here's today's mystery bird for you to identify;


I also want to point out that BirdNote now has an online store where you can support this radio program while purchasing wonderful gifts for friends and family;


(I am not connected in any way to BirdNote, but I do believe strongly in their mission and want to help them out).

Any of you who live with birds or other pets might find this useful: Ten Tips to Keep Your Pet Birds Safe This Holiday Season;


That piece includes a photo of one of my companion parrots, by the way.

Last but not least, I wanted to show you a streaming video of a chick hatching from its egg -- I think your kids will also like watching this video;


happy holidays,

Roosting high up a tree somewhere in Central Park, NYC

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