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Thursday, May 9, 2013


Hi Everybody!!
Big Bird Celebration this weekend! Of course, I delight in the birds everyday, but this Saturday is when the rest of the people in the World applaud the Birds. I encourage You to get involved on some level even if it is just throwing some birdseed out on the ground! I have included a few items from the Google Index if you want ideas. (Please see the index for many more entries on the subject: International Migratory Bird Day)  I have made some special treats to hang around the yard on Saturday for my song birds. I got some peanuts for the bluejays and crows. And, I am going to pop some popcorn! Yes, I have corn chips for the squirrels. Ready to Party-
The Birds of Rainbow Creek are going to 'party down'! Join us in Spirit and Soar!


  1. Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day on May 11th

    KIVI-TV-May 7, 2013Share
    The Peregrine Fund's World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise will celebrate International MigratoryBird Day on Saturday, May 11, with activities ...

  2. Balsam Mtn. to hold events on migratory birds May 11

    The Sylva Herald-May 8, 2013
    Visitors can also bird watch from the BMT nature center window and identify birds and learn about their feeding habits. A live birds of prey ...

  3. Raptors vs. landfills: Methane burners kill many birds of prey

    Mother Nature Network-by John Platt-Apr 29, 2013
    The problem has probably been going on for years, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which protects bird of prey under the Migratory Birds ...

  4. Migratory Bird Day celebration planned at Yaquina Head

    Newport News Times-May 4, 2013
    Migratory Bird Day celebration planned at Yaquina Head ... songbird habitats and windswept hills where it is common for birds of prey to soar.

  5. Neck Notebook | Georgetown prepping for hurricane season with ...

    MyrtleBeachOnline.com-13 hours ago
    ... Bunting Walks this week, presented by the Center for Birds of Prey... On May 11, celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with special ...

  6. Yaquina Head will celebrate birds May 11

    Statesman Journal-May 2, 2013
    ... songbird habitat and windswept hills frequented by birds of prey... The theme, “Life Cycles ofMigratory Birds: Conservation Across the ...


The World Migratory Bird Day 2013


Migrating through my skies now: This regal Kite:


Bird of prey

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Birds of prey are birds that hunt for food primarily via flight, using their keen senses, especially vision. They are defined as birds that primarily hunt vertebrates, including other birds. Their talons and beaks tend to be relatively large, powerful and adapted for tearing flesh. In most cases, the females are considerably larger than the males. The term "raptor" is derived from the Latin word rapere (meaning to seize or take by force) and may refer informally to all birds of prey, or specifically to the diurnal group.[1] Because of their predatory lifestyle, often at the top of the food chain, they face distinct conservation concerns.
Many species of bird may be considered partly or exclusively predatory; however, in ornithology, the term "bird of prey" applies only to birds of the families listed below.

Classification by ancestry

The diurnal birds of prey are formally classified into five families (traditionally of the order Falconiformes, a classification currently[vague] in flux):
The nocturnal birds of prey – the owls – are classified separately as members of two extant families of the orderStrigiformes:
The observation that otherwise unrelated bird groups may perform similar ecological roles and bear striking morphological similarities to one another is explained by the concept of convergent evolution.

Common names

The common names for various birds of prey are based on structure, but many of the traditional names do not reflect the evolutionary relationships between the groups.

Variations in shape and size
  • Eagles tend to be large birds with long, broad wings and massive feet. Booted eagles have legs and feet feathered to the toes and build very large stick nests.
  • Ospreys, a single species found worldwide that specializes in catching fish and builds large stick nests.
  • Kites have long wings and relatively weak legs. They spend much of their time soaring. They will take live vertebrate prey, but mostly feed on insects or even carrion.
  • The true hawks are medium-sized birds of prey that usually belong to the genus Accipiter (see below). They are mainly woodland birds that hunt by sudden dashes from a concealed perch. They usually have long tails for tight steering.
  • Buzzards are medium-large raptors with robust bodies and broad wings, or, alternatively, any bird of the genus Buteo(also commonly known as "hawks" in North America).
  • Harriers are large, slender hawk-like birds with long tails and long thin legs. Most use a combination of keen eyesight and hearing to hunt small vertebrates, gliding on their long broad wings and circling low over grasslands and marshes.
  • Vultures are carrion-eating raptors of two distinct biological families: the (Accipitridae), which only occurs in the Eastern Hemisphere; and the (Cathartidae), which only occurs in the Western Hemisphere. Members of both groups have heads either partly or fully devoid of feathers.
  • Falcons are medium-size birds of prey with long pointed wings. Unlike most other raptors, they belong to theFalconidae, rather than the Accipitridae. Many are particularly swift flyers. Instead of building their own nests, falcons appropriate the old nests of other birds; but, sometimes, they lay their eggs on cliff ledges or in tree hollows. Caracarasare a distinct subgroup of the Falconidae unique to the New World, and most common in the Neotropics – their broad wings, naked faces and appetites of a generalist suggest some level of convergence with either the Buteos or thevulturine birds, or both.
  • Owls are variable-sized, typically night-specialized hunting birds. They fly almost silently due to special feather structure to reduce turbulence. They have particularly acute hearing.


Kite (bird)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A few of the Perninae are also called kites.

[edit]In Mythology

Isis is said in Ancient Egyptian mythology to have taken the form of a kite in various situations in order to resurrect the dead.

Bird Kites


Red Kites in Slow Motion - The Slow Mo Guys


Flying like a bird | part 14/14


...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. Celebrate the Migration and wave at them when you see them fly over! They will see You!

Of course, one more great performance:

Bird Migration (Inspiration by Frederic Delarue HQ-Sound)