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Townsend's Warbler
a bright spot on a gray day above Johnson Creek in Portland, Oregon.
#birds #photography #warbler #townsends warbler #mywork #myphoto #nature

 
Es gibt übrigens einen Rumbumshelm für Falken - zum drauf Rumbumsen.

Tja. ich, äh, mach' hier dann mal weiter, ja?
Ursprünglich geteilt vonFor #humpday 👍

Behold the falcon sex hat, a species-saving hump helmet



It’s no surprise then that conservationists turned to captive breeding to save the species. But there was a problem: imprinting. When captive hatchlings reached sexual maturity, they showed little interest in mating with birds of a feather, and that was where Boyd’s insemination cap came into play.

Birds gain a “sense of species” by visually imprinting on their parents during early development. When a young falcon comes out of its egg, it becomes attached to the first moving object it encounters. In most cases, this would be its mother. But studies have shown the birds will form this critical social bond with just about everything, from rubber boots to electric trains. It is through this process that a captive falcon comes to regard a hairless, bipedal primate as its mother – and, eventually, as an attractive mate.

“The imprinted males were extremely easy to work with,” explains Boyd. While they wouldn’t engage in copulation with another falcon, they would mate with their human flock members. “Once the semen was on the hat, it could be easily pulled into a syringe, and imprinted females would stand for semen deposit. It was incredibly simple.”

https://www.earthtouchnews.com/wtf/wtf/behold-the-falcon-sex-hat-a-species-saving-hump-helmet/

#animals #nature #conservation #wildlife

 
For #humpday 👍

Behold the falcon sex hat, a species-saving hump helmet

It's no surprise then that conservationists turned to captive breeding to save the species. But there was a problem: imprinting. When captive hatchlings reached sexual maturity, they showed little interest in mating with birds of a feather, and that was where Boyd's insemination cap came into play.

Birds gain a "sense of species" by visually imprinting on their parents during early development. When a young falcon comes out of its egg, it becomes attached to the first moving object it encounters. In most cases, this would be its mother. But studies have shown the birds will form this critical social bond with just about everything, from rubber boots to electric trains. It is through this process that a captive falcon comes to regard a hairless, bipedal primate as its mother – and, eventually, as an attractive mate.

"The imprinted males were extremely easy to work with," explains Boyd. While they wouldn't engage in copulation with another falcon, they would mate with their human flock members. "Once the semen was on the hat, it could be easily pulled into a syringe, and imprinted females would stand for semen deposit. It was incredibly simple."
https://www.earthtouchnews.com/wtf/wtf/behold-the-falcon-sex-hat-a-species-saving-hump-helmet/

#animals #nature #conservation #wildlife

 
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Downy Woodpecker


yesterday's bird of the day above Johnson Creek in Portland, Oregon.
#birds #photography #woodpecker #downy woodpecker #myphoto #mywork #nature

 
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Spring: Firebugs party (adults only) between crocus blossoms that lick the sundrops.

#spring #seasons #photo #flowers #garden #nature #insect

 
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Deuxième journée au salon du bien-être de Charnay-lès-Mâcon


retrouvez moi ce dimanche 17 février à partir de 10h avec mes savons à 30 % de lait d’ânesse faits à la main en saponification à froid au salon du bien-être de Charnay-lès-Mâcon
#ananath #savon #savons #laitdanesse #producteur #producteurs #agriculture #agriculteur #agricultrice #bresse #saoneetloire #circuitscourts #nature #naturel #saf #saponificationafroid #bienetre #macon #charnaylesmacon

 
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Deuxième journée au salon du bien-être de Charnay-lès-Mâcon


retrouvez moi ce dimanche 17 février à partir de 10h avec mes savons à 30 % de lait d’ânesse faits à la main en saponification à froid au salon du bien-être de Charnay-lès-Mâcon
#ananath #savon #savons #laitdanesse #producteur #producteurs #agriculture #agriculteur #agricultrice #bresse #saoneetloire #circuitscourts #nature #naturel #saf #saponificationafroid #bienetre #macon #charnaylesmacon

 
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House Finch
spending the winter above Johnson Creek in Portland, Oregon.
#birds #photography #finch #house finch #mywork #myphoto #nature

 
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#nature

Sacred Pools Sunrise, Soldiers Pass, Seven Sacred Pools, Arizona, USA by David Shields


 
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#nature

Sacred Pools Sunrise, Soldiers Pass, Seven Sacred Pools, Arizona, USA by David Shields


 
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Spotted Towhee


Up to his knees in snow above Johnson Creek in Portland, Oregon.
#birds #photography #towhee #spotted towhee #mywork #myphoto #nature

 
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Bewick's Wren


there is something about light reflecting off snow above Johnson Creek in Portland, Oregon.
#birds #photography #wren #bewicks wren #myphoto #mywork #nature

 
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Anna's Hummingbird


With the temperature down to the mid 20's the hummingbird's food will freeze overnight so I bring it in once the sun goes down. We had a bit of a lie in this morning so it was after seven that I ducked out to returned the feeder to its hook. The hummer buzzed up before my arm was in the air. Some would say that he was thanking me but gauging to his chirping clicks and seeing that look in his eye it's more like impatience... "It's about time."
#birds #photography #hummingbirds #annas hummingbird #myphoto #mywork #nature

 
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Fox Sparrow
in yesterday's graying light above Johnson Creek in Portland, Oregon.
#birds #photography #sparrow #fox sparrow #mywork #myphoto #nature