Sun.Oct 06, 2019

Best Bird of the Weekend (First of October 2019)

10,000 Birds

October oversees a general cooling of the Northern Hemisphere, but the birding tends to heat up in the beginning of the month. Plus, when else can you chase migrants while guzzling pumpkin spice lattes? I enjoyed neither birding nor guzzling lattes during this work-encumbered weekend.

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The Platypus Is Weirder Than You Ever Imagined

Nature Conservancy - Science

British naturalist George Shaw was so baffled by the first platypus specimen send back to England that he assumed it was a hoax and cut apart the taxidermied carcass, trying to find the stitching. Who can blame him? Even today, […]. Wildlife Asia Pacific Mammal Watching Weird Nature

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Return of the Dollarbird

10,000 Birds

It’s that time of year again! Not only are all of the migratory shorebirds returning to Australia, but also other migratory birds. Channel-billed Cuckoos , Eastern Koels and Dollarbirds all return to Australia around September.

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Archeologists unearth ancient “New York City” in Israel

Green Prophet

In a region where it feels like everything under the sun has been worshipped and discovered, yet another ancient city, 5,000 years old has been uncovered. They are calling it the Bronze Age New York City. According to excavation directors this was among the first cosmopolitan and planned cities where thousands of people lived. . Massive excavations were started by the National Transport Infrastructure Company Ltd, who were laying the groundwork for a new interchange.