Retracing the year-long journey of a snowy owl.
From a zoo in England –
Cats can handle the competition –
From the Netherlands, it’s birds versus drones:
**Eagle was fine – she was massive, and used talon’s to ‘punch’ the drone out of the sky. Hung around overhead so I got a really good look. Eagle’s health was my main concern also**
This is the last thing a small bird sees when a Wedge-Tailed Eagle decides that you are dinner…
Do not fly drones near birds of prey, they clearly attack seeing you as a threat or the right sized dinner. This will cost you money and potentially harm to the bird. This one was fine.. the drone needed some attention before it could fly again.
If you see a bird of prey while flying. Land. I have added this to my operating procedure.
A raven pays a visit to a webcam at the San Francisco 49ers’ Levi’s Stadium.
Not every turkey winds up sharing part of a plate with some cranberry sauce. A few turkeys, including the one below, play a role in scientific research.
Here’s the description accompanying the YouTube video from The Roberts Lab at Brown University:
This turkey is one of Dr. Thomas Roberts’ research subjects at Brown University. Dr. Roberts studies biomechanics (how animals move) and his research on running turkeys is being used to help build better prosthetics, treat neuromuscular diseases, and design new robots. Also, it just looks awesome. This turkey is running about 4 meters/second.
For more on Dr. Roberts’ research, listen to his episode of “You’re the Expert,” where three comedians interview him about his research and findings at http://www.theexpertshow.com/listen/
Video courtesy of The Roberts Lab at Brown University: http://brown.edu/research/labs/robertslab
The mathematical abilities of New Zealand robins…
The video below, recorded at Kolimbithres beach of Paros, is from last year.
YouTuber Waterskizone reports in July 2014 that “Well, now he is flying above and in front of me, distances like 5 km and into the village for a coffee…”