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Forum: Hummingbirds Tuesday 10th April 2018, 00:43
Replies: 6
Views: 2,604
Posted By mikal
Thanks all! Got lots of new plants to try this...

Thanks all! Got lots of new plants to try this summer! woohoo!
Forum: News From Birding & Nature Organisations Tuesday 10th April 2018, 00:38
Replies: 6
Views: 5,290
Posted By mikal
What a great point. I would love to see if...

What a great point. I would love to see if there's a difference in beak glow variation in juvenile birds vs adults.
Forum: News From Birding & Nature Organisations Tuesday 10th April 2018, 00:34
Replies: 6
Views: 5,290
Posted By mikal
Apparently another bird (crested auklets) in the...

Apparently another bird (crested auklets) in the same family was known to also have glowing beaks but Puffins is a new discovery...
Forum: News From Birding & Nature Organisations Monday 9th April 2018, 18:41
Replies: 6
Views: 5,290
Posted By mikal
Scientist in England discover that Puffin beaks glow under UV light.

He happened to have a Puffin carcass laying around his lab, and he happens to shine a UV light onto it, and accidentally discovers that the beak glows. LOL.

He's not sure why it glows, only...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 6th April 2018, 16:18
Replies: 6
Views: 1,032
Posted By mikal
I get what you're saying about the problem...

I get what you're saying about the problem solving ability being more about 'trained behavior via rewards'. Was he sequence trained...I dunno ... Possibly.

But regarding your comment... he did...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 6th April 2018, 00:19
Replies: 6
Views: 1,032
Posted By mikal
Crow solves an 8 step science experiment in no time at all

Really impressive... Crow the Ultimate Problem Solver BBC Science VIDEO (https://ugotag.com/s/crows-the-ultimate-problem-solvers-bbc.html) -- this crow figure out how to get a treat by successively...
Forum: Hummingbirds Friday 6th April 2018, 00:01
Replies: 6
Views: 2,604
Posted By mikal
Best plants to grow to attact hummingbirds?

I bought a packet of bee balm and scarlet runner beans hoping to attract some hummingbirds. Any other plants that have worked for you?
Forum: Bird Behaviour Thursday 5th April 2018, 23:56
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By mikal
We get one every spring. I'm just hoping there's...

We get one every spring. I'm just hoping there's no damage to the cap. These guys are really good at making holes. And the sound at 5-6AM in the morning is not quite the alarm clock I'd like to...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Thursday 5th April 2018, 17:08
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By mikal
Flicker is at it again...

Well, that northern flicker is calling his mate again. It would sure be nice if he didn't use our chimney though... Every single morning, he drops by and bangs on the chimney cap. (Similar to this...
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