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Why We Can't Stop Birds Downing Aircraft
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, birds, aircraft, collisions, threat to aircraft )

- 1916 days ago -
Unfortunately, the history of birds and aircraft hasn't always been so productive. Yesterday's (thankfully nonfatal) splashdown of a jet in the Hudson River has thrown the threat that birds pose to modern aircraft into sharp relief.
How Cell Phones Are Killing Birds
Offbeat  (tags: cell phones, birds, bird, migratory birds, investigation, magnetic fields, wave frequencies, health, environment, energy, computers, science, scientists, technology )

- 1950 days ago -
Migratory birds are known to use the geomagnetic field as a source of compass information. Scientists have shown that oscillating magnetic fields disrupt the orientation behavior of migratory birds.
Clinic Rehabilitates Sick, Injured Birds
Offbeat  (tags: rehabilitated, sick, injured, birds, interesting )

- 2050 days ago -
The female bald eagle launched itself into the air, brown feathers rustling with each flap of its 7-foot wingspan.
Bird Brained: Lonely Goose Moves in With a Colony of Swans
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, interesting, funny, unusual, birds )

- 2221 days ago -
A confused snow white goose could be honking mad after being pictured trying to pass for a swan. The barmy bird seemed unaware of the adage birds of a feather flock together after he was spotted trying to blend in with a group of over 30 swans on
Birds of a Feather to Flock Together
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, interesting, humor, bizarre, birds, sadness, unusual, news, environment, society, odd )

- 2222 days ago -
BERLIN - A long love story is over at a German zoo: Petra the swan and her swan-shaped paddleboat are parting ways.Petra, a black swan, became a minor celebrity in 2006 when she became so attached to the boat -- which is shaped like an oversized white swan
Golfer Charged With Killing Hawk
Offbeat  (tags: birds, abuse, wildlife, AnimalCruelty, endangered, birds, protected birds, golf, sports, crime, cruelty, Florida, TVbizarre, news )

- 2235 days ago -
A worthless low-life PGA tour golfer has been charged with intentionally killing a protected red-shouldered hawk on a Florida golf course by hitting balls at it until one connected, dropping the bird from a tree on the edge of a forest some 75 yards away.
Crows and Ravens   video
Offbeat  (tags: birds, crows, amazing, animal intelligence, awesome )

- 2271 days ago -
Crows have become highly skilled at making a living in these new urban environments. In this Japanese city...
May I Have This Dance
Offbeat  (tags: birds, pets, video, humor )

- 2378 days ago -
Snowball is a medium sulphur crested Eleanora cockatoo and he loves to dance and sing. He loves the Back Street Boys. No one taught Snowball to dance...he just heard this song and suddenly felt like dancing.
Pets Information Site
Offbeat  (tags: pets, animals, snake, dog, cat, horse, birds, fish )

- 2389 days ago -
Learn the behavior of your favorite pets and animals
City Birds Thriving in Urban Settings...Out Do Rural Birds!
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, GoodNews, habitatdestruction, research, wildlife, environment, AnimalWelfare, birds, wildlife, research, study, interesting, offbeat )

- 2393 days ago -
Birds that hang out in large urban areas seem to have a marked advantage over their rural cousins -- they are adaptable enough to survive in a much larger range of conditions. This reminds me of "Sex in the City", for birds!
Birds Are Pretty Smart!
Offbeat  (tags: birds, spiders )

- 2404 days ago -
Birds have hit on a pretty good method for raising their young - spider snacks. The blue tit feeds its chicks huge, heaping helpings of spiders peaking when the chicks are five days old.
Cockfights Unnoticed, Sheriff Says
Offbeat  (tags: abuse, animal, AnimalCruelty, AnimalWelfare, animalneglect, animals, animalsuffering, birds, crime, cruelty, protection, suffering, abuse, animals, crime, law, police, politics, violence, unusual, weird, odd, offbeat )

- 2459 days ago -
Jeffery Ramey of Hackett, one of 127 people arrested May 19 at a residence near Cedarville, told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette after his July 18 arraignment in circuit court that the sheriff's office had known about the operation for three years.

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