Birds

A great black hawk, a native of Central and South America, flies at Deering Oaks Park, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Portland, Maine. Audubon naturalist Doug Hitchcox said the young bird appeared to be in good health and in the process of molting. Maine residents sometimes see rare birds, he said, but "this is one for the record books," and it made for a moment they wouldn't forget. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
November 30, 2018 - 3:07 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A hawk that is native to Central and South America drew a lot of attention from Maine's birding community Friday after appearing in a park, where it brawled with a fellow raptor and dined on a squirrel. The great black hawk has been a source of fascination in Maine since it...
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This undated photo taken from video provided by Rene Johnson, shows the peacock known as Pea. The bird belonging to Rene and Brian Johnson in Springfield, Vt., has been missing for six weeks since it ran off with a flock of turkeys. On Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 the Johnson's posted a message on the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Facebook page: "My peacock has run off with the turkeys. Do you have any suggestions on how to catch the little twerp?" (Rene Johnson via AP)
November 23, 2018 - 10:09 am
SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman whose family peacock ran off with a flock of turkeys says she's hopeful to get close enough to catch it with a net. The peacock belonging to Rene and Brian Johnson has been on the run for six weeks. On Wednesday, the Johnsons posted a message on the Vermont...
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File-This Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, file photo shows a pigeon wearing a bedazzled vest in Peoria, Ariz. A pigeon that had flown the coop with only its bedazzled vest is nesting back home in Phoenix. The Arizona Republic reports Marlette Fernando and her husband were reunited Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, with their pet pigeon Olive. The bird was brought to Fallen Feathers bird rescue center in Peoria more than a week ago. Center director Jody Kieran says she knew the pigeon had to be someone's feathered friend when she saw the rhinestone-studded vest. (Angel Mendoza/The Arizona Republic via AP)
November 21, 2018 - 10:53 am
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — A pigeon that had flown the coop with only its bedazzled vest is nesting back home in Phoenix. The Arizona Republic reports Marlette Fernando and her husband were reunited Tuesday with their pet pigeon Olive. The bird was brought to the Fallen Feathers bird rescue center in...
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In this Nov. 6, 2018 photo, Puerto Rican parrots huddle in one of the flight cages located in the facilities of the Iguaca Aviary at El Yunque, were the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service runs a parrot recovery program in collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. Biologists are trying to save the last of the endangered Puerto Rican parrots after more than half the population of birds disappeared when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and destroyed their habitat and food sources. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
November 19, 2018 - 9:25 pm
EL YUNQUE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Biologists are trying to save the last of the endangered Puerto Rican parrots after more than half the population of the bright green birds with turquoise-tipped wings disappeared when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and destroyed their habitat and food sources. In the...
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November 13, 2018 - 6:12 am
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — After all else failed, National Grid is bringing in a cannon to scare away the hundreds of crows that have been hanging around an electrical substation in Massachusetts. Don't worry, no birds will be hurt. The utility says the propane cannon being fired off in North Adams...
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In this Sept. 13, 2018, photo, paleontologist Xu Xing brushes away sediment to examine fossils recovered from a dig site in Yanji, China. The excavation, led by Xu, begun after construction crews erecting new apartment buildings accidentally uncovered dinosaur bones and other fossils, dating back 100 million years. (AP Photo/Christina Larson)
October 24, 2018 - 10:58 pm
YANJI, China (AP) — At the end of a street of newly built high-rises in the northern Chinese city of Yanji stands an exposed cliff face, where paleontologists scrape away 100 million-year-old rock in search of prehistoric bones. Like many fossil excavation sites in China, this one was discovered by...
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This June 2018 photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows birds at Johnston Atoll within the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. Officials have evacuated scientists from remote Pacific islands near Hawaii as Hurricane Walaka approached, including seven researchers from French Frigate Shoals and four workers from Johnston Atoll. (Aaron Ochoa/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP)
October 04, 2018 - 12:38 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Seven researchers have been evacuated from a remote atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands as a powerful hurricane headed their way, officials said Wednesday. A research vessel picked up the seven from French Frigate Shoals, said Kate Toniolo, the acting superintendent of the...
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September 06, 2018 - 11:20 am
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — A man accused of kicking a seagull that tried to eat his cheeseburger at a New Hampshire beach has been fined $124. Police investigated the report from a bystander at Hampton Beach earlier this summer. NH1 reports the man Nate Rancloes, said he had just returned from getting a...
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FILE- In this Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 photo a stork walks on a field in the early morning near Bierun, Poland. Storks that have nested in Poland for the summer are heading south for the winter earlier than usual this year, and ornithologists believe the change is related to climate change. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, file)
August 21, 2018 - 6:22 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — White storks that have nested in Poland are heading south for the winter earlier than usual after an especially hot, dry summer, a development experts are linking to climate change. Poland has a large population of white storks that arrive from Africa every spring and nest all...
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August 15, 2018 - 9:27 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Russian cosmonauts are taking a spacewalk to fling tiny satellites into orbit and install an antenna for tracking birds on Earth. Oleg Artemyev (Ar-TEH-mee-ehv) and Sergey Prokopyev (Pro-KOH-pee-ehv) floated out of the International Space Station on Wednesday. Their...
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