:: The big news story of the week was The New York Daily News article about the three Snowy Owls shot at JFK airport.
:: Shortly after The New York Daily News article came out, a petition was started to stop the shooting of Snowy Owls, and responding to the outcry — not just in the birding world — NY’s Port Authority announced that it would be relocating owls at risk of interfering with flights, rather than killing them.
:: Celebrate Urban Birds is holding a fun photo contest!
:: Sir David Attenborough says cats are killing large numbers of British birds
:: An article from The Washington Post about twitchers
:: Tree Sparrows are able to recognize eggs laid in their nest by other bird species
:: Have you ever wondered why woodpeckers don’t get headaches?
Great posts in birding blogs this week:
:: From Timothy at Into the Air: Snowy Owls 2013: Everything You Need to Know
:: From Shyloh at Beaking Off: The Beginning of the Winter Birding Season
:: From Jeremy at AZ Birdbrain: Yellow Inked Warbler
:: From Tim at Bird Canada: Early winter birding in Calgary
:: From George at The ABA Blog: The Top 10: Most Awesome Bird Names in the World
:: :: From Sharon at Birdchick: The latest Birdchick podcast