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Monthly Archive for November, 2009

Long-Billed Curlew

Yesterday I visited Heron’s Head in San Francisco. Heron’s Head used to be a pier, so it’s in the middle of an industrial area:  

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White-Tailed Kite

UPDATE: Based on some research that I was doing for Tiffany about kites, I realized that I probably misinterpreted the picture of two kites in a scuffle. Kites will frequently transfer food in the air, so it’s quite likely that the two kites were not fighting. Here is a fantastic picture of two kites passing […]

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Orange

Conner is scared of so many things.  Take this orange, for instance.  It looks pretty innocuous, right?

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Hello!

Welcome to Avian Explorer.  For those of you that are new to this blog, I started blogging last April as Cockatiel Chaos on blogspot.  I imported all those posts to Avian Explorer, so this blog is complete. This blog has two interesting features.  On the homepage, you can see a slideshow at the top.  When […]

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Bushtit

If you look carefully at the trees in California, you can usually see tiny birds hiding in the leaves and needles.

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Red-Tailed Hawk

Have you ever been close to getting the perfect picture?

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Etsy

Have you ever visited Etsy?  It’s the best website for crafts.  I did a search of “cockatiels” on Etsy and came across a seller that makes crochet cockatiels.  Sweees sells patterns for normal cockatiels and makes the toys upon request.  I asked Sweees if it would be possible to personalize the pattern for Audrey and […]

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Black-Bellied Plover

The ocean is filled with food for many kinds of birds.

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Today was a beautiful day in Pescadero.  It was a bit cold, but not compared to the rest of the country.  The beaches were mostly empty, though, so I guess the everyone believes that winter is approaching.

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Cockatiel Clipping

There is a lot of controversy in the bird world about whether people should clip their birds’ wings.  Some people say that birds shouldn’t be restricted, that they should be allowed to fly free.  Others clip their birds so that the birds can’t fly off and get into trouble.

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