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Birds of KY: Says bird is Green Heron, not Kingfisher
Darryl Smith writes:
Bill, that's a Green Heron. The Kingfisher hunts from the air, and the Green Heron "fishes" from the shore or shallow water. I have both species visiting my pond from time to time. The Heron is known to sometimes use insects as bait to lure fish up close enough to catch. --Darryl SmithComments re photo 76889 Birds of KY Kingfisher on Sympson Lake by Bill Badgett
2018-01-23 04:03:23 | Comments | Printable version
Birds of KY: ID of Trilling Bird at Dawn in Fall, at Fairplay???
Charles Marshburn writes:
Trilling Bird Call in the Woods at Dawn. What could it be? Charles MarshburnGood Question, Mr. Marshburn It's one which has me reaching for my Sibley's so often this morning. Maybe a junco or sparrow? Maybe one of these? Identifying bird sounds: Trilled songs of Eastern Birds? Would love to know. -Ew
2017-10-07 06:29:38 | Comments | Printable version
Jon Halsey: Male hummers have departed Knifley
Jon Halsey writes:
Our males have left. As usual, the females will stick around for probably another week. I think they're enjoying having the feeders to themselves without being driven off.Comments re article 92882 Maury asks When do hummingbirds leave our area
2017-09-20 18:41:54 | Comments | Printable version
Maury asks: When do hummingbirds leave our area?
Maury Lewis writes:
I have not seen a single hummer on my feeder today? When do they leave our area? --Maury LewisThanks - Hope some hummingbird fancier can answer your question. Thanks for asking. It's likely on a lot of minds at this time of the year. - EW
2017-09-20 15:09:52 | Comments | Printable version
James Bost: Little brown birds almost always wrens
James Bost writes:
Little brown birds are almost always, but not quite always, wrens. --James BostComments re photo 73713 Birds of Kentucky Little brown bird staying hidden
2017-07-13 13:09:05 | Comments | Printable version
Kudos for Birds of Kentucky - Blue Heron final approach
Jennifer Parker writes:
Absolutely beautiful photo! - Jennifer ParkerComments re photo 69623 Birds of Kentucky Great Blue Heron on final approach
2016-11-17 05:45:47 | Comments | Printable version
Great American Backyard Birdcount is underway
By Wendy Butler Burt
What can you do on yet another snowy day when the roads are slippery and schools closed? You can participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count!
The bird count starts today, February 12 and concludes at the end of the day on Monday, February 15. It's a fabulous "citizen science" activity that helps scientists understand what is happening to bird populations in Adair County and around the world.
2016-02-12 10:39:28 | Comments | Printable version
Tony Rutherford: Dotty Thompson Nagel Cardinal a great photo
Tony Rutherford writes:
Great photo!!! Red birds are really pretty. Thanks for sharing. - Tony RutherfordComments re photo 64713 Birds of Kentucky Cedar tree protecting Cardinal. Photo by Dotty Thompson Nagel.
2016-02-04 10:57:31 | Comments | Printable version
Great American Bird Count is 12-13-14-15 Feb 2016
The Great American Bird Count, a favorite activity for many in this area, will be 12-13-14-15 Feb 2016 this year. Details on the Bird Count are at gbbc.birdcount
2016-01-12 07:45:04 | Comments | Printable version
Birds of KY: Sandhill Cranes expected at Barren River State Park
Barren River Hosting Sandhill Crane tours this winter. Nature Watch Weekends January 29-30 and February 5-6, 2016. If you go, the park is 49 minutes, 49.9 miles from Downtown Columbia, KY, according to Google Maps
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LUCAS, KY - Barren River Lake State Resort Park,1149 State Park Road, Lucas, KY 42156, is offering its Nature Watch Weekends to view sandhill cranes as they migrate home to the north in January and February.
2015-12-25 05:57:08 | Comments | Printable version
Billy Joe Fudge: Gradyville Odd Bird is Diamond Dove
Billy Joe Fudge writes:
Well, I'm no expert in the field of bird identification but I've never allowed lack of expertise to restrain the voicing of my opinion before.Comments re photo 60107 Another view of Odd Bird of Gradyville Diamond Dove
2015-05-08 04:51:34 | Comments | Printable version
Woodpecker picture ID: It's Red-bellied Woodpecker
Comments re photo 59157 Birds of Kentucky Backyard Bird Count
Wendy Butler Burt writes:
This is a Red-bellied Woodpecker, not a Red-Headed Woodpecker --Wendy Butler BurtThanks, as always, Wendy Burt. The ID has been changed on the photo. - CM
2015-03-05 18:08:09 | Comments | Printable version
The Great American Bird Count starts at midnight
The Great Backyard Bird Count is February 13-14-15, 2015, It's been a popular tradition for many ColumbiaMagazine.com readers and Wendy Burt of the Adair County Garden Club sent a reminder to CM this morning that the GBBC starts at midnight. The website for the Great Backyard Birdcount is The Great Backyard Bird Count.
Instructions there are relative simple. We're not set up for the elaborate coverage of the event we've done in past years, nor will we have the simplified submissions offered in the past, and nearly constant updates, but we will welcome comments on the count as well as photo(s) local Bird Watchers send during the three day event, and thank. Contact: Wendy Burt at 270-634-0504.
2015-02-12 09:38:36 | Comments | Printable version
Witnessing a callous cowbird act
Bizarro Mother's Day event in Bird World
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By Ed Waggener
We didn't crab our cameras while the egg-napping was underway, we we all saw it and remembered recent postings about brood parasitic birds.
While enjoying a pleasant day and iced tea on the carporch at Tillie's House with Bob Chelf, Pen and Tom, we saw a gray bird fly up to one of at least four Wild Pet nests Teresa and Tom have let become a part of the family. It looked like a parental visit, but we notice that the bird flew out with a beautiful light blue egg, and left it in the grass.
2014-05-11 08:27:13 | Comments | Printable version
Birds of KY: Cowbird or Catbird? Vote is now Cowbird 4, Catbird 1
Comments re photo 54443 Birds of Kentucky: Identify this bird
Several suggestions for the ID of the most recent Mystery-to-us Bird have arrived at Birds of Kentucky/CM World HQ Bird Editor's Desk. The preponderance now is for Cowbird.
The latest update, is from John Halsey: Female Brown-Headed Cowbird. See Jon Halsey: The mystery bird is a cowbird Posted Sunday, April 20, 2014.
Four bird enthusiasts agree it is a cowbird. One suggests it's a catbird.
2014-04-19 06:43:15 | Comments | Printable version
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