This Week in Birding 48

This Week in Birding

::  An article on how birds are able to sleep without falling off their perches

:: It’s another great winter for Snowy Owls in the Northeast United States

:: Plans to monitor fresh-water crocodiles in Australia with a motion-sensitive camera were interrupted when a young Sea Eagle flew away with the camera. It was found later about 110 kilometres away from where it had been set up.

:: Owen is a six-year-old birder from Massachusetts, and in 2014 he’ll being doing a Massachusetts Big Year! You can read about his adventures on his blog. I wish him the best of luck!

:: A very interesting story on why some birds may be gynandromorphs

:: A protection plan has been put in place to save the Greater Sage Grouse in Canada, but is it too little too late?

:: An article from The Calgary Herald about the much debated topic of baiting in birds of prey, especially owls, for photographs.

:: Heavy rainfall and warmer temperatures are not good for breeding Peregrine Falcons in the Arctic.

Great posts in birding blogs this week: 

:: From Larry at A Brownstone Stone Birding BlogClose-up Deer & 1 Elf Village But No Snowy Owl

:: From Neil at Accidental Big Year 2013Pink and White in Texas

:: From Josh at Birding is FunBirding the Sax-Zim Bog

:: From Nate at The Drinking BirdBlack Friday, White Owl

:: From Clare at 10,000 BirdsGrey-crowned Babblers-Yahoo

:: Andrew at Birding DudeUgh…Gulls!

:: From Gordon at Birding AdventuresWay out West

:: From Dan at Birds CalgaryBeaverdam Flats is a breath of fresh air