All Pieces for John Kessler

 
Caption: Snowy Owl, Credit: Gregg Thompson
Phoebe Snetsinger saw more than 8,400 species of birds in her lifetime! You don't have to keep a list to enjoy birds, but the variety you see in yo...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Red Siskin
Most birds have the capacity to make red feathers, even those that lack red plumage. This discovery was revealed by scientists who studied Red-fact...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Ragianna Bird of Paradise, Credit: Hung Do
It's morning on the island of New Guinea, and the lowland forests erupt with the crowing calls of Birds of Paradise. Male Raggiana Birds of Paradis...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Snow Bunting, Credit: Mike Powers
Snow Buntings begin their lives amid the harsh conditions of the high Arctic. They're prized winter visitors to the northern tier of states. Look f...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
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For birds and other animals with good natural insulation, winter provides a striking benefit as they scavenge. Bacteria function very slowly or not...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Mallard, Credit: Martina Gabner
During December, birds spend the long, cold nights in a protected place, sheltered from rain and safe from nighttime predators. Small forest birds,...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Julenek, Credit: Norway Library
Birds are an important part of Christmas in Norway. On Christmas Eve, sheaves of wheat or oats are tied to a post or hung on the door, to feed the ...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Short-toed Snake Eagle, Credit: Yoel Ronen
When a soaring Short-toed Snake-Eagle spots a delicious snake, it swoops down, grabs it with its talons, then tears off the snake’s head. Still on ...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Purple Sandpiper
On the north Atlantic coast, a slate-gray sandpiper picks among the barnacles and mussels that encrust a jetty’s massive boulders. At the same mome...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Crescent-chested Warbler, Credit: Michael Morrison
A winter morning in Oaxaca, Mexico—a great time to visit old friends who spent the summer in the United States. Yellow-rumped Warblers and Western ...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Swainson's Thrush, Credit: Minette Layne
Long-distance migration can be hard on a bird’s body. For example, this Swainson’s Thrush might migrate between northern Canada and South America, ...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
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This American Robin has caterpillars and an earthworm in its beak. But which food source is the real prize? Everyday earthworms are higher in prote...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Northern Goshawk, Credit: Tom Munson
The Northern Goshawk is one of the most fearsome and admired of all birds of prey — and the largest hawk of the northern forest. Since at least med...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Spruce Grouse, Credit: Todd Katke
In the boreal forest, winter temperatures routinely drop to 30 degrees below zero. Birds that spend the winter in this harsh domain rely on remarka...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
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The ancient Greeks and Egyptians described a mythical bird called the Phoenix, a magnificent creature that was a symbol of renewal and rebirth. Acc...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Pigeons, Credit: Joe Chan
The flocking movements of homing pigeons are governed by a pecking order. Higher-ranked birds have more influence over how the flock moves. Leading...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Blue Jays, Credit: Maureen Harding
The males and females of many bird species, like these Blue Jays, look identical. And crows, which at least to our eyes, are all the same color and...

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  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
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Caption: American Avocet, Credit: Joseph Kennedy
The shallow waters and wide mudflats of the Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary are alive with thousands of gulls, terns, and shorebirds. American Av...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Snow Geese, Credit: Mike Hamilton
When small family farms gave way to large, industrial agricultural operations, the Snow Geese followed. Waste grain left over from harvests has cau...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Red-tailed Hawk, Credit: Mike Hamilton
Driving the freeway or a narrow country road, you may glance up at a light pole where a large hawk sits in plain view. If it's brown and somewhat m...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2018
  • Length: 01:45