Found this video regarding the Lyrebird who can imitate not only other bird calls to attract mates but any sound it hears in the forest including a camera shutter and loggers. A wow of a repertoire!
This is by far one of the most popular posts on our sister blog, Madam Lichtenstein's Cosmic World. I thought that I would share it here for all of our blog's bird lovers. What do you think?
Today a bird flew into our door window and I felt a shudder of superstitious fear. I recalled that when a bird flies into a house or hits the door or window that it could portend something terrible. In hoping that I was wrong, I began to search superstition sites and I found a great one that I would like to share. Haunted Hamilton is a great site that offers a list of different superstitions and even some background as to where they came from.
So as for the bird, which was black, brown and white and recuperated after its hit and flew away, the superstitions are --
- A bird that flies into a house foretells an important message. However, if the bird dies, or is white, this foretells death.
Signs of Impending Doom - Birds flying into a house or banging against the window.Of course Snopes always likes to weigh in on this. And I did find an encouraging reading apropos of a bird flying into a window again on Keen:
Bird Flies at the Window, Death Knocks at the Door? Reposted by Request. I've heard this ominous saying for years, and it still sends chills over my body. My question, however, is what does it really mean when a bird flies at your window? Not just once, but again and again? My sister told me months ago about a little red bird that has been flying at her window every day, sometimes a dozen times. When he isn't hitting the window, he is perched on the arm of a patio chair, and it was at the point where she was really becoming concerned because she, too, had heard the ominous phrase.
I finally did a reading for her and was told that this bird was there to protect her, and he was also warning her of potential danger. Clearly, not a death, but just telling her to be aware of potential dangers around her. She took the warning to heart, took extra care to avoid accidents around the home, and she even went so far as to have a security system installed. Three days after having the system in place, she was awakened to the screeching sound of the security alarm, and found someone attempting to open her downstairs door. Fortunately the police were called out and the intruder was apprehended. Coincidence? I think not, and neither does she.
Her bird has since stopped flying into the window, but he still sits on the chair, her little guardian angel, watching over her. My point in all of this? Be aware that our Guardian Angels take many forms, and I believe that their attempts to get our attention will continue and become stronger until we get the message. So don't force the little bird to break your window. Be aware of the sights and sounds, the seen and the unseen around us, because the protection and the message is always there.
If you want to check out more bird superstitions, check out Flights of Fancy: Birds in Myth, Legend, and Superstition
Evelyn Metric from Honest Paws has sent us an interesting infographic on cat sleeping positions:
For the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle—a species on the brink of extinction—saving one life can make a big difference. This species takes about 15 years to mature to the point that they can lay eggs, and a mature female can lay two to three clutches of about 100 eggs each nesting season. But less than one percent of hatchlings survive to adulthood, so every adult turtle is important to the overall population—especially a breeding female. Two veterinarians dive into why every emergency surgery is vital, and explain how you might help.
Honest Paws offers some good advice about how often to bathe your dog.
Did you know that 56% of dog parents aren't bathing their pups as often as they should? This visual highlights how often Americans think they should be bathing their dogs, compelling facts on dog hygiene and some helpful grooming tips for puppy parents.
56% of Pet Parents Don't Bathe Their Dogs as Frequently As They Should [Survey]
According to Petco’s Manager of Pet Services Grooming Education, Wendy Weinand, you should wash your dog once every four weeks. This ensures that their skin and coat are clean, free from harmful microorganisms and debris.
Giving your dog a bath once a month will help to keep skin, fur, paws, and ears free of filth and infection. But how can you tell if your doggo needs a bath before the estimated four weeks mark?
60% Pet Parents Use the Sniff Test When Deciding to Bathe Their Dog
You can see the full visual and other survey findings here.
Axios reports: Two in three dog owners would consider leaving their jobs if their companies no longer offered remote work, according to a survey of 400 dog owners by the pet care company Honest Paws.
A whopping one-third of the dog owners surveyed by Honest Paws got their pets during the pandemic. That means many of these puppies (including mine!) have gotten used to a certain kind of lifestyle and won't be too happy about a full return to work.