In this stunning book, Lars Jonsson celebrates and explores the beauty of the birds that surround him during the Swedish winter months. Inspired by the desolate, wintry landscapes, the dazzling light and the stark contract of colours he observes against the snow, Jonsson has created an unparalleled collection of art. Jonsson illustrates each bird in his classic style, and his text provides information on their behaviour and insights into how to identify them as he shares personal observations as both an artist and ornithologist. This unique combination offers an intimate and compelling opportunity to better understand the method behind one of the world's preeminent bird artists.
These young males in their first-winter plumage differ appreciably from the spring birds encountered in April or May. They are more like females, because more light rusty-coloured and brownish-buff fringes conceal part of the lovely ...
Author: Lars Jonsson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Plain and dutiful, Sophia Hess has lived most of her life without ever knowing genuine love. Her professor husband had married her for the convenience of having a typist for his scholarly papers. The discovery of a dark secret opens her eyes to the truth about her marriage and her husband. Eventually nephew Patrick and his wife, Rachel, take Sophia into their home, and she observes from a careful distance their earnest faith and the simple gifts of kindness they generously bestow upon her and others-this in spite of an unthinkable tragedy they've suffered. Dare she unlock the door behind which she stalwartly conceals her broken heart? An insightful and moving portrayal of the transforming power of love
Squirrels, however, are not intimidated by the sight of a gun, and I would never fire it for risk of damage to the bird feeder. Birds never interested me before this, the winter of our discontent. I was sometimes diverted by other ...
Author: Jamie Langston Turner
Publisher: Baker Books
BIRD GOLF SCORE CARD : 00 A . M . TIME OF " GET Away " , 9 : 00 A . M . TIME OF “ Show DOWN " 11 : BIRD Scour John Achorn Chas . C . Adams PLACE Pine Bluff , N . C . Alvin G . Whitney DATE Dec . 9 , 1925 PLAYERS LINKS 5 TIME 1 TIME ...
Author: Milton Philo Skinner
Pasquier describes the season's distinct conservation challenges for birds that winter where they have bred and for migrants to distant regions. Filled with elegant line drawings, the text describes how winter influences the lives of birds from the poles to the equator.
Both North American migrants to the Neotropics and Eurasian birds wintering in Africa occupy a far smaller land area than in spring and summer, so that each winterer's own population may be more densely packed.
Author: Roger F. Pasquier
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Beautifully illustrated with color photographs, maps, graphs, and tables, the Oklahoma Winter Bird Atlas offers ornithologists and amateur birders alike a wealth of easy-to-read information about the status of bird species in Oklahoma. A companion to the Oklahoma Breeding Bird Atlas, this landmark volume by biologist Dan L. Reinking provides a detailed portrait of more than 250 species, from the oft-spotted Red-tailed Hawk, Dark-eyed Junco, and Northern Flicker to the rarely seen Blue-headed Vireo, Cassin’s Finch, and Verdin. The atlas—one of the first of its kind for winter birds—uses a combination of species accounts, grouped by scientific order, and illustrations to provide a systematic inventory of winter bird distribution across Oklahoma’s counties. Each species account includes a photograph of the featured bird in winter plumage, along with a brief description outlining the times of year it appears in the state, its habitat, its distribution across the state’s counties, and its behavior. Maps indicate surveyed locations in which the species was spotted, while charts and tables further describe the bird's abundance. The data compiled in this volume represent the work of more than 75 volunteers who conducted bird counts in both early and late winter for the George M. Sutton Avian Research Center. The data span five winters, 2003 to 2008, and 577 blocks of land. Comprehensively researched and thoughtfully presented, the Oklahoma Winter Bird Atlas will prove an invaluable resource for evaluating trends in bird populations that change over time due to such factors as urban expansion, rural development, and climate change.
The Birds of North America Online, edited by A. Poole. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology. http://bna.birds.cornell.edu. Dunn, E. H., and R. B. Dunn Jr. 1999. Notes on behavior of Smith's Longspurs wintering in Oklahoma.
Author: Dan L. Reinking
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Of the winter's food 18.69 per cent consisted of seeds of these two plants . Seventy - six birds had eaten weed seed , which comprised 24.58 per cent of the season's food . In the Eastern States ragweed ( Ambrosia elatior ) , found in ...
Author: Ira Noel Gabrielson
Birdwatching is one of the most popular hobbies in Britain, and one that can be done on your doorstep. In this handy guide, the budding birdwatcher will find all the information needed to create a welcoming garden environment for birds, as well as an in depth look at the most common garden birds. The ebook profiles the 40 British garden birds, each illustrated with in-situ photography to make identification easy. The sections on bird-feeding provide advice on different kinds of feeders, where to position them, and the right kinds of food to give birds, while practical projects include making and siting a nest box. Other sections show you how to design a bird-friendly garden, including choosing plants to attract particular species. The ebook also gives information about seasonal changes in bird behaviour, and a helpful size-comparison gallery for the species profiled in the ebook makes identification easy. RSPB Pocket Garden Birdwatch is perfect for the budding birdwatcher or families getting involved in birdwatching together. It is also ideal to use it during the RSPB's annual Big Garden Birdwatch event to help them monitor trends and keep track of how each species is doing.
SEASONAL TIPS Look after birds in winter and you will be rewarded with regular visits by a variety of grateful species. Constant supply Make sure food and water are always available. Birds cannot afford to waste valuable time and energy ...
Author: Mark Ward
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
27; winter range. 16 Wind. See Disturbance regimes Winter, birds in, 11-19 Winter Wren. 45: conifer association. 83; nesting. 41; and weather, 62; winter range. 16 Wood Duck. 3, 42. 49; riparian zone, 88 Wood Thrush.
Author: Janet C. Green
A quick-reference guide to attracting birds and butterflies for gardeners with little experience and time. In the eye of a bird or butterfly, the typical suburban landscape resembles an unfriendly desert. Closely mowed lawns, tightly clipped shrubs, raked-up borders, and deadheaded flowers mean no place to nest, no food to eat, and nowhere to hide. To the humans who live there, this means no bird songs, no colorful butterflies, no dazzling hummingbirds, no night-sparkling fireflies. Creating a garden that welcomes these creatures may seem like a confusing and complicated task, but the principles involved are relatively simple. Essentially, wildlife needs food, water, and shelter, just like we do, and this lavishly illustrated guide shows which plants attract which creatures, and how to plant and care for them.
Common winterberry (Ilex verticillata) provides a bounty of winter berries for hungry birds and adds plenty of eye-catching color to the landscape in the process. especially in the winter. Winter bird feeding is just part of the picture ...
Author: Barbara Ellis
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Temperature and Latitudinal Gradients During the winter , the number of bird species ( richness ) is closely related to the number of frost - free days ( Bock and Lepthien 1974 , Tramer 1974a ) . The mild and fairly stable winter ...
Category: Forests and forestry