What is like to be a Bird - Shared screen with speaker view - Recording 2/2
Attending with a bird - Snicket, the lineolated parakeet.
Welcome everyone, please use the Q&A for questions and the chat box for comments.
What about you guys, have you seen your local patch on a new perspective?
Definitely! I discovered an amazing park in my local patch with tons of migrating warblers this Spring.
Chris Orr (they/them)
definitely! some surprising suburban finds including a resident merlin in Etobicoke :)
Working from home has helped me add birds to the yard list that I would likely have missed!
getting outside to look at birds brings back the”old normal”.
I have two nieces who have discovered birding during their isolation. I had a pair of Merlins in April on the TV antenna across the street from my house in East York. Decimated the house sparrow population!
Yes! For the fist time we stayed inside a 5-mile radius all spring and found some new locations practically next door! And it lowers the carbon footprint too :)
WOW So many great stories about local birding!
My yard is visited daily by pairs of pileated woodpeckers, flickers, and downy woodpeckers.
Eyes on side like to hide, eyes on front like to hunt
Chris & Leslie
Do we know how the robin chooses which eye to look with?
I've been amazed at the Robin pair that visit my small patch of dirt surrounded by a patio made from red brick. They grab SO many worms from my tiny area - and are just as adept at hunting worms from between I've been amazed at the Robin pair that visit my small patch of dirt surrounded by a patio made from red brick. They grab SO many worms from my tiny area - and are just as adept at hunting worms from between the bricks!
Interesting that we have this idea of birds like Robins and Woodcocks as primarily eating worms, when earthworms are not native to North America. Curious to know what made up the bulk of their diet before worms were available.
That's what I used to think about robins...until I saw them happily chowing down on seeds that fell out of my feeder!
They also happily eat lots of fruit, but all these plant-based foods are quite seasonal
I have a female Robin coming to my feeder for raisins and she gets quite upset if there are none there!
Choose Your Own Bird Adventure!
I am hooked and haven't opened 1 page yet!
… because everything is connected.
Is it true that they can /will also retrieve the food in the order it was stashed?
Unlike the dopey squirrels, who don't remember what they've buried where...
Gray jay (whiskyjacks) can also remember the location of 10,000 items. They store perishable food in crevices in conifer bark, which has antimicrobial properties and keeps the food from decay.
cardinal lobelia seems to work in my backyard for ruby throats
So "bird brain" is a compliment?
Thanks for including Puffins! Totally iconic north Atlantic sweet seabird.
we have tufted puffins on the west coast!
Awesome Paula! Shall certainly look up the western puffin cousins!
And Horned Puffins!
That was great! Thank you both!
Thank you David for this talk. And thanks for enriching our lives and experiences as bird enthusiasts with your guides, your books and your excellent art!
So much enthusiasm - thanks to both!!
Yes, thank you!
Thank you very much!
Yes, thank you both!
Thank you David! And also to you and TOC Justin!
Yes, thank you both! This was a delight.
Excellent talk - lots of new information on birds!
Thank you SO much David and Justin!!
Ditto. Thank you so much to you both. This was truly a wonderful webinar! Thanks for sharing your knowlege.
It was such a delight to meet you both via the webinar.
Thank you to all 3 of you. Great event
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Yup we can still see you! Cheers! Thanks for a great webinar!
Thanks, again. Have a great evening!
AMAZING - thank you!