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Subject: O.T. Birds like no other!!!!
Date Posted: 3/30/2013 12:47 PM ET
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I know you aren't all bird enthusiasts, but you HAVE to take a look at this link - unbelievably beautiful birds.....

Birds-of-Paradise Project

The Cornell University Lab of Ornithology and National Geographic

Birds-of-Paradise Project

Witness diverse strategies of evolution at work

and experience one of nature's extraordinary wonders - up close.

The Birds-of-Paradise Project reveals the astounding beauty of 39

of the most exquisitely specialized animals on earth.

After 8 years and 18 expeditions to New Guinea and Australia,

Cornell Lab scientist Ed Scholes and National Geographic photojournalist Tim Laman

succeeded in capturing images of all 39 species

in the bird-of-paradise family for the first time ever.


But these images and sounds are more than just beautiful—

they are the raw data that reveal to scientists how evolution works.

The birds-of-paradise are a premier example of evolution in all its complexity and power.

Kattints erre

http://tinyurl.com/btj98j4

Date Posted: 3/30/2013 1:48 PM ET
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Thanks for sharing Jeanne.  The Cornell Ornithology Lab does remarkable work. Some months ago Kelly and I spent countless hours watching two nests, both owls and herons as they hatched and fed and raised their young.  Fascinating!!

Linda

Date Posted: 3/30/2013 2:01 PM ET
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I've spent "countless hours" watching owls and eagles, Linda, so I know exactly what you mean. They really do a marvelous job!

Date Posted: 3/30/2013 3:51 PM ET
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Well, that brought Starla out of her nap and into the room to check out the bird calls.

Date Posted: 3/30/2013 5:52 PM ET
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Cathy! I can't wait to play this for Lola. I just recently discovered that she is one of those cats who LOVES videos. She particularly likes aquarium videos. Does Starla watch "tv" ??

Jeanne, I add to Mom's endorsement & thanks for posting this! Simply breathtaking & Mom has a particularly good resolution on her computer (where I am now), so the video was sharp and beautiful !!

Kelly

 

Date Posted: 3/30/2013 6:02 PM ET
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I just can't imagine seeing one of those birds for real! Shoot, I was thrilled just to see a Vermilion Flycatcher a couple of weeks ago! lol!

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Last Edited on: 3/30/13 6:06 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/30/2013 6:29 PM ET
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@ Kelly, no she's not much for the television, but then neither am I. Judge Judy right after work then it's turned off. The occasional round of the food channel, which wouldn't interest her. I do have a cat sitter DVD thanks to Jerelyn. Might give it a shot and see how she likes it. She does like watching the birds outside. Lots of crows around here.