Crows and magpies using anti-bird spikes to build nests, researchers find | Animal behaviour | The Guardian
Is it because I'm an empty nester, that I can fit more into my nests than online nesting software can? 😂
I had a race:- Tetris-ed the pieces, and cut them out, and the nesting software was still struggling to get past 19% material usage.
So, either we don't worry about software taking over the world, or smart business people have moved the smart nesting algorithms into paid software🤔
In Rockport, Texas there is a 9 acre park of coastal windswept Live Oaks which is a rookery where so many Great Blue Herons nest each year. This is from early March this year when I was on a bird watching trip in southern TX. I might note that there are some Great Egrets that nest there as well.
Heron Keeping Watch Over the Nest ©Debra Martz https://debra-martz.pixels.com/featured/heron-keeping-watch-over-the-nest-debra-martz.html
Mother Goose, #selfie , she never took her eyes off me as I walked just a few feet away from her. She probably knows me, sees me every year, and watched me rototill the garden all day.
I didn't realize she was there until I took a break when the tide went down .
Looking a little more closely at some photos from Thursday, it seems this Yellow Warbler was working on her nest. Cornell's All About Birds website says Yellow Warblers build their nest over a period of about 4 days, so there's a good chance she's already laid her eggs!
Beware of Chicago's infamous red-winged blackbirds.
But also, check out the entertaining signage!
It's not all hype -- I've been badgered by these birds many times during nesting season while I've been out and about.
This sandy activity area for humans was confiscated by a sea turtle for egg laying. The humans will watch over it, though, because it takes a village. When the hatchlings "boil over", they will be directed to the beach by experts.
Sea turtle nesting is at record levels here. At night, humans have to keep lights down to a minimum. Mother turtles can then lay eggs. And hatchlings can follow the stars to the sea.
And the highly-assertive wrens usually follow me all around the yard when I'm out there, chittering (vocalizing danger) all the way. Interesting: I just filled the hummingbird feeder that is close to their new nest box, and the male wren just kept singing his song. Maybe he remembers me (finally) from last year?! #Michigan #birding #nesting #nature #wildlife
The adorable and super-assertive house wrens arrived in West Michigan last week. They took over the nest house that the black cap chickadees had their sights on (this happens) - my yard has four possible boxes for both chickadees & wrens. Desperately hoping the chickadees will still choose an available box. At one point last summer I had 3 wren pairs nesting simultaneously but still had one successful black cap chickadee pair fledge their chicks. #Michigan #nesting #birding #nature #wildlife
I don’t see many goldfinches but recently stumbled across a nesting pair. Their nest is in a tree besides a number of gorse bushes next to the River Dee in #Aberdeen. This particular photo shows one of the goldfinches with some material in it’s beak prior to returning to the nest.
It isn’t the sharpest photo I’ve taken of a #bird but with the blurred foreground and background I think it works okay. I’m excited to visit the area again with my new camera and lens tomorrow morning!!
Great Egret - Mom & Newborn in Nest
In the midst of nesting season, here is a hatchling and mom in their nest.
Very cute fluff balls, they soon turn into boisterous 'teens' with buzz-cut haircuts & Bart Simpson attitude.
And here is a video of some juveniles doing what I called "Dance of the Great Egret":
More still photos of birds @ http://www.fenichel.com/birds -
more videos on YouTube.
First properly cold night of the year and I am #nesting happily with an extra blanket on the bed.
A good overview of how the new native #CSS #nesting feature differs from the nesting logic in #sass and why it generates significantly different results.
And because it fits so well thematically, here again a very good explanation of how the `:is()` selector actually works.
We were just taking the Christmas lights (don’t judge 😂) off the Rhodo and we got dive bombed by a hummingbird! Another one flew by after we stepped back. I think we might have disturbed a nest. 😢 😢 I hope we didn’t hurt anything and they come back! We won’t do anything more! #gardening #hummingbird #birds #nesting #spring
Options for developing a former reservoir site in Lichfield are limited, but the council have installed six floating islands of organic matting planted with aquatic plants. These islands will hopefully encourage birds to nest.
@loren I have Australia's largest bee for you: Megachile monstrosa.
Marked as sensitive as it may appear scary, but this solitary bee uses her huge mandibles to dig a nest in solid wood.
In the last photo, you can see her enlarging a knot hole while a gasteruption wasp (parasitic) waits for an opportunity to lay her egg on the bee's egg. Wood shavings were falling on me as I took this photo from below.
There's one important thing you should know about the new CSS Nesting capability. It differs from SCSS in an important and admittedly a little bit annoying way. That said the workaround is very easy.
What’s more, vegetation between solar panel rows can also provide travel corridors, nesting sites and shelter for #wildlife. Management strategies are key to maximizing these benefits of solar farms.
Each year between March and October, thousands of sea turtles find their way to the beaches of coastal Florida to lay their eggs. The nesting sites are marked with stakes and ribbon as shown here. This scene is repeated over and over up and down the coast. Exciting times.
#nest #nesting #SeaTurtle #SeaTurtles #turtles #beach #beaches #FloridaBeaches #photography #MastoPhotography #Fediverse #ArtLove #FediGiftShop #AYearForArt
Help choose the syntax for CSS Nesting https://css-tricks.com/help-choose-the-syntax-for-css-nesting/"Help choose the syntax for CSS Nesting"
CSS Nesting is making the rounds yet again. Remember earlier this year when Adam and Mia put three syntax options up for a vote? Those results were tallied and it wasn’t even even close. Now there’s another chance to speak into the future of nesting, this time over at the WebKit blog. The results from […]