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Old 2020-09-19, 23:27   #122
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From Dale Hollow Lake, a juvenile Bald Eagle. An amazing mix of colors as he molts.
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Old 2020-09-28, 19:55   #123
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I repost it here, since it seem more appropriate ( from the 'thing that make you go hmmm)
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020...s-former-glory


and the paper
https://science.sciencemag.org/conte...cience.abd5777
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I spent some time living at my dad's old place before and after he passed away from cancer. It was very rural. He had an outdoor swing behind his house. I would sit there frequently after sunset and listen to the owls communicating back and forth. There was a lot of woodlands in the area and they were everywhere. It seems like birds, in general, would sing more in urban areas if there was not so much noise.
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Gray parrots separated at zoo after swearing a blue streak
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"When a parrot tells tells [sic] you to `f-— off' it amuses people very highly," he said Tuesday. "It's brought a big smile to a really hard year."

Nichols said the parrots have been separated to save children's ears. They were moved to different areas of the park so they don’t "set each other off," he said.
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Old 2020-10-19, 19:20   #127
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Owl boards helicopter fighting California wildfire

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Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A helicopter pilot helping to fight the Creek Fire in California snapped a photo of an "unheard of" scene -- an owl that boarded the chopper mid-flight.

Dan Alpiner, a pilot with aircraft charter company Sky Aviation, said he was helping conduct water drops over the Creek Fire in Fresno and Medera counties when an owl flew in through the window and perched calmly inside his helicopter.

"It's odd to have an owl enter an aircraft," Sky Aviation said in a Facebook post. "It's unheard of to have it enter while the helo is in-flight. It's an unexplainable and magical miracle for it to stay with you for several water drops, then leave just as it arrived -- safe and unannounced."
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