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Wildlife Reports In The News

Post by jkr » Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:45 am

WILDLIFE REPORTS IN THE NEWS

This topic is for us to post any interesting Wildlife News we see in our news.

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And put in a link to refer back to the source.
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Post by jkr » Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:50 am

Hidden colony of 1.5M penguins discovered on Antarctica's Danger Islands

Article from CBC News-- March 2, 2018
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The documented global population of Adélie penguins just grew by 20 per cent.

A colony of 1.5 million of the creatures has recently been discovered in a remote region of Antarctica called the Danger Islands, according to new research published in the journal Nature.

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Post by jkr » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:24 am

Invasive python devours deer bigger than itself in Florida
Associated Press March 5, 2018

Researchers studying invasive Burmese pythons in Florida came upon something they'd never seen before: a 3.4-metre-long (11-foot-long) python had consumed an entire deer that weighed more than the snake itself.

The wildlife biologists tracking the slithery creatures stumbled upon a bloated female snake in Collier Seminole State Park, and when they moved the creature it began regurgitating a white-tailed deer fawn

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Post by jkr » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:05 am

Starfish ‘armageddon’ as thousands wash up on beach
Metro News, Jen Mills, March 4, 2018
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Tens of thousands of the creatures have washed up dead on a beach in Kent, leaving the sand carpeted with them. They are believed to have ended up here due to the ‘beast from the east’ extreme weather snap.

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Feb. 27, 2018

Birds Sleep in Giraffe Armpits, New Photos Reveal
Nighttime camera trap images from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania reveal giraffes acting as "bed and breakfasts," scientists say

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Post by jkr » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:52 am

Male red squirrels kill offspring of rivals, new University of Alberta study suggestsBy Kaylen Small, CBC News Posted: Mar 15, 2018 9:00 AM MT

Wildlife biologist Jessica Haines of the University of Alberta was conducting routine fieldwork in Yukon in spring 2014 when she heard a commotion in the trees.

A male red squirrel had intruded on a nest of newborn pups, attacked one and killed it — right before her eyes.

"I was excited, on the one hand, but also kind of horrified and fascinated to be seeing this all at once," Haines said.

Haines had observed a phenomenon called sexually selected infanticide, behaviour previously undocumented in red squirrels.

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Bobcats starving in harsh Nova Scotia winter
In the last week, 4 starving bobcats have been brought to Hope for Wildlife

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SATURDAY , MARCH 24, 2018


Wobbly, a yellow-throated warbler, is snug in a Lunenburg County shed chowing down on crickets

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Post by jkr » Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:54 am

B.C. rabbits dying from lethal virus that kills in less time than Ebola hits some humans
By Jesse Ferreras
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There’s a lethal disease affecting B.C. rabbits that kills them in less time than it takes for Ebola to surface in certain humans.

The disease is known as rabbit haemorrhagic disease, and its presence was confirmed after tests were conducted on dead feral rabbits in Delta and Nanaimo, the provincial government said in a Wednesday NEWS RELEASE

Insects, too, can carry the virus from one infected animal into another. Scavengers eating a dead animal can also carry the virus.

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Birders' hearts go 'kerthump' after rare sightings in Nova Scotia

A tricoloured heron and great egret have both been spotted in Sambro Head, N.S.

Richard Woodbury · CBC News · Posted: Mar 25, 2018 6:05 PM AT | Last Updated: 2 hours ago

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Post by jkr » Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:35 am

Puffin Beaks Are Fluorescent
CBC News · Posted: Apr 06, 2018
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A scientist in England has made an enlightening discovery about Atlantic puffins — under a UV light, their bills glow like a freshly cracked glow stick.

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Post by jkr » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:16 am

Nearly 100 juvenile burrowing owls take first steps into the wild

CBC News · Posted: Apr 27, 2018

Residents of B.C.'s Interior shouldn't be alarmed if they start seeing a bunch of owls flying around in coming days. It's all part of the plan.

The B.C. Wildlife Park — a zoo in Kamloops, B.C. — has been working for decades to save the native population of burrowing owls from extinction. The park released dozens of the birds into the wild Friday.

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May 24, 2018
Rare bird appears in Cape Breton
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Creature known for multi-coloured plumage seen at Marble Mountain bird feeder

MARBLE MOUNTAIN, N.S. — David Johnston had to see the painted bunting, widely considered the most beautiful bird in North America, for himself.

With camera in tow, the birder of 50 years wasted no time hopping in his car and hightailing it 40 kilometres away to Cape Breton’s Marble Mountain to see the tiny rainbow-coloured creature.

There it was, as promised, hanging out at a friend’s bird feeder. The trek from his Port Hawkesbury home on Tuesday had paid off.

“Just beautiful,” said Johnston. “First one I’ve seen. A lifer for me.”

RARE SIGHTING
It was a rare sighting, indeed.

The tropical bird, also named Nonpareil for their supposedly unrivalled beauty, was first sighted in Nova Scotia in the mid-1960s and has only been spotted about 60 times since, said Ian McLaren, an emeritus professor of biology at Dalhousie University and a Nova Scotia Bird Society board member.

A few of them are occasionally flung to our shores while en route to their breeding grounds in the southeastern United States.

“They set out from the tropics, subtropics, sometimes across the Gulf, and keep on going beyond their summer range,” said McLaren. “Often they get driven off the southeastern Atlantic coast and caught up by the frequent southwesterly airflow that brings us windy and often wet weather here in spring.”


ANOTHER RARE BIRD SIGHTING
A few days before Johnston’s sighting, another full-plumaged male was recorded on the Northumberland coast, said McLaren.

The painted bunting has only been spotted in Nova Scotia four times in the last decade, according to eBird, a website that tracks bird sightings worldwide.

It’s sightings like these that continue to motivate Johnston — a retired engineer at the town’s pulp and paper mill.

The week before, he’d spotted a leucistic American robin, an uncommon bird defined by its whitish plumage, also in Marble Mountain. Johnston has become the local go-to-guy on birds and contributed to the most recently published Maritime Breeding Bird Atlas.

He said some of the species that have dwindled in Nova Scotia over the past two decades include the olive-sided flycatcher, rusty blackbird and Canada warbler. Others, such as the mourning dove, crows and bald eagles, are on the rise.

“People ask me all the time what birds I find most notable, but to me they all are,” said Johnston. “It’s just natural for me to want to get out in the wilderness and see what’s out there.”
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Post by IrishEyes » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:43 pm

Record number of songbirds spotted over Eastern Quebec

Bird observatory counts half-a-million warblers flying over St. Lawrence River

Thomas Cobbett Labonté · CBC News · Posted: Jun 02, 2018 8:00 PM ET | Last Updated: an hour ago


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Post by Marg » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:33 pm

Over 300 orcas feeding on herring in Norway. Published by Tony Meyer on Facebook.

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Samantha Craggs · CBC News · Posted: Jun 22, 2018 4:31 PM ET | Last Updated: June 22

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Eagles rescued from wildfire flames near Kamloops
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Post by gemini » Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:52 pm

Wonderful story about the saving of a nest/tree with two eaglets in it from a wild fire. Thanks to Steamer for the story and link!

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gemini wrote:
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Wonderful story about the saving of a nest/tree with two eaglets in it from a wild fire. Thanks to Steamer for the story and link!

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-c ... -1.4748145

HMM.... I think that is the same one I posted above you ! :puzz:
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Post by gemini » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:03 pm

You're right Bev, it is the same story! I didn't see that you had posted it. Sorry about that! :oops2:

The perspective is different so I think I will leave it if you don't mind. :)
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Post by IrishEyes » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:22 pm

gemini wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:03 pm
You're right Bev, it is the same story! I didn't see that you had posted it. Sorry about that! :oops2:

The perspective is different so I think I will leave it if you don't mind. :)
Thanks Sharon....Of course I don't mind..... I think both are great ! :huggie:
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Post by IrishEyes » Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:48 pm

For third day, grieving orca carries dead calf in water
Originally published July 26, 2018 at 5:12 pm Updated July 27, 2018 at 10:37 am

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Post by Ferenz » Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:45 am

Gentoo Penguins Cam - Worldwide First Webcam of the Antarctic
was established in polar summer 1990/91
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Bald eagle swoops in to join firefighters' 9/11 tribute in Minnesota
Viral video shows the majestic American symbol atop a fire truck in Coon Rapids.

By Paul Walsh Star Tribune SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 — 6:56PM


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Hurricane Florence Heroes Rescue 6 Trapped Dogs from Rising Waters: 'They Would Have Drowned'


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Penguins GARS O'Higgins Antarctic peninsula

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Post by IrishEyes » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:32 pm

Brown booby hops ferry to P.E.I., rides back to N.S. next morning
Tropical bird rare in region
Cody MacKay · CBC News · Posted: Oct 09, 2018 5:00 PM AT | Last Updated: 3 hours ago

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Post by IrishEyes » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:53 pm

2 bald eagles released on P.E.I. to honour late N.S. veterinarian
Celebrated Nova Scotian veterinarian Dr. Helene Van Doninck died in August 2018
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DR. Van Doninck was very special to me and I miss her a lot..... we had many conversations about Eagles and Osprey ... she was always willing to help and she will be and is greatly miss.. :brknhrt: :cry1:
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