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What's New? Everything!
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This Common Yellowthroat is singing up a storm over our new website! We've been working on this for a long time. We're grateful to The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation for special funding for the upgrade. Please take a few minutes to explore. We're adding photos and videos and links to webcams almost daily, and you're welcome to post your own photos and videos, too! Join the fun.

Please leave a comment below, and let us know what you think of the new site. Thanks!

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BirdNote Website – What’s New? What’s NOT?!

This is BirdNote. No, this is BirdNote! No, THIS is BirdNote…
[Drum roll!]
MARY: Hey, Michael, have you been to the new BirdNote website? It’s amazing!
MICHAEL: Absolutely Mary, I was looking at this video the other day -- great stuff of Peregrines. [Peregrine cakking]
MARY: And the webcams! I mean you can see all kinds of birds live, on their nests. Eagles, hummingbirds, bluebirds – all kinds of things. Seriously cool. [Wing beat of Anna’s Hummingbird]
MICHAEL: I saw the best video of a couple of crows, taking turns swinging on a branch. Hilarious! [American Crow pair]
MARY: Did you see the birdfeeders in Brazil?
MICHAEL: You could spend half your day, just looking at the photos on the new site. There used to be just one picture of the bird of the day, but now there’s a slide show and a whole gallery of birds. Some really great photography. A lot of it from our own BirdNote listeners.
MARY:  Something else I think is neat is all the general info – putting up birdfeeders, what to do if you find a sick bird, that kind of thing. And it's so.o.o.o much easier to share a show with friends now!
[Male Willow Ptarmigan]
MICHAEL: We get to tell stories all time on the radio, but on the new website, listeners can tell their stories too. It’s fun. [Olive-sided Flycatcher]
MARY: So … did you see the pictures of us? Woo-hoo! We’re in there, too!
MICHAEL: Oh my! Check it out! The new I’m Michael Stein. And I’m Mary McCann.  [Male Willow Ptarmigan]
Bird sounds provided by The Macaulay Library of Natural Sounds at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Peregrine Falcon [unedited audio] recorded by G. Vyn; Crow pair [82044] recorded by E. Brown; whirring of wings Anna’s Hummingbird by A.A. Allen; Willow Ptarmigan by G. A. Keller; Olive-sided Flycatcher [126484] by T.G. Sander.
Producer: John Kessler
Executive Producer: Chris Peterson
© 2012 Tune In to     July 2012     Narrators:  Michael Stein & Mary McCann

ID# website-01-2012-05-16     website-01

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Earlier this month on May 10th, I was in the backyard early morning hearing a very unusal call and kept looking for the bird (more of a clucking sound). Then two jays landed and started fliting about and one of the jays made the sound, I thought possibly a mating call. I watched them for several minutes then they flew to a huge pine in the yard. The next was amazing for me, as the one jay hop/flew from branch upward, the other flew a spiral around and up the tree trunk to the top, only a couple inches from the trunk (without stopping). Wow ! I blessed with many birds in my yard and near me.
Thank you for Bird Note, I listen as often as possible.

Thanks for your note, Reberta! We're not sure what you heard, but Steller's Jays have a "whisper song," which is quite different from their usual raucous cry.  We hope you can hear it again.


One late summer morning last year, while enjoying a cup of coffee on my deck, I had the privilege of observing a parent robin introducing "whole foods" (a long worm) to a fledgling. After lifting the worm to the baby's beak, worm taken and dropped , or spit out as baby's often do, the "student" finally ate the worm. I had lost count as to how many times the worm had been placed in the baby's beak; enthralled with the patience of the parent bird. What a treat, wonder and lesson rolled into one small process. If only we could be that patient with our offspring!! Catching your 2 minute segments is always a pleasure; another glimpse into a very precious world. Thank you!!


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