Birdchick Podcast #133: Naked Birding, Albatross, Crazy Owls

FYI: the subject of nudity as in "I used to be a nude art model in college" kind of way comes up in this podcast.  Just so you know in case you listen with your kids. Did you see the finalists for the worst bird photo contest?

Bird jobs this week.

Need a laugh? Just watch this.

62 year old albatross still laying eggs!

In other crazy nesting news, bald eagles laid eggs in the Twin Cities in January and there's a live cam. In other news, a great horned owl took over an eagle nest that's on a live cam.

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Speaking of great horned owls, a great horned got caught in the grille of someone's SUV and a red-tailed hawk got caught in someone's Civic.

Somebody (not me) is claiming to do a nude big year of birding.

Did you know you can see submissions to eBird in real time?

Interesting theory of how starlings monitor each other when in a murmuration.

A good article on why you can't exactly trust using Google Images to id birds.