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Category: Birds along the Gulf Coast

Winter is a haven for birds

It’s literally freezing outside, but I took some moments to do a little bird watching. Since my office borders the waterway, I see a great many waterfowl around. Last year, I saw an eagle catch a fish, land about 100 yards away and proceed…

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Winter is a haven for birds here

(Photo: Black-bellied whistling duck. Photo courtesy of Cornell Ornithology Lab.) It’s literally freezing outside, but I took some moments to do a little bird watching. Since my office borders the waterway, I see a great many waterfowl around. Last year, I saw an eagle…

Winter is a haven for birds

Black-bellied whistling ducks are native to the valley and to Mexico, but they do like to overwinter here.

Neonicotinoids – Still killing butterflies and bees

In case you didn’t know, neonicotinoids are a new class of insecticides related to nicotine. The name actually means “new, nicotine-like insecticide.” Neonicotinoids affect receptors in the nerve synapse of insects. Particularly toxic to insects, they can also harm vertebrates.

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