Saturday, May 26, 2007

Random Gleanings from the BirdSphere #38

Introduction: A daily (or as often as I can find time to compile it) feature that highlights recent entries from North American bird blogs listed in my blogroll; also see here.

Today’s Featured Bird Blog:
Introduced Birds Weblog – “A blog about ‘the birds from elsewhere’ – the alien, introduced, invasive, non-indigenous, and non-native birds of the world,” by John L. Trapp in West Virginia (online since October 2006)
Today’s Featured Bird Blog Entry (excerpt):
Ruffed Grouse Transplants in Alaska

One rarely considers the relatively unspoiled wilds of Alaska when thinking about bird transplants, translocations, or introductions, but they have occurred, even in recent years. This report (.pdf, 27 K) discusses in detail a recent transplant of Ruffed Grouse and mentions another in passing.

[click here to read the rest of this entry, as originally posted by John L. Trapp on May 3, 2007]
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4 Comments:

Blogger cyberthrush said...

wow... very interesting; didn't even realize you had a 2nd blog going John! (...where do you find the time!)

May 27, 2007 6:31 AM  
Blogger John L. Trapp said...

I ignore my wife, the dog, and my household chores. Just ask my wife . . .

May 27, 2007 12:07 PM  
Blogger Thinus said...

Hi John,

I find your blog very interesting. Im a student from South Africa and only recently (about a year ago) got bitten by the birding bug. But I love it!

Since then I've been on great trips to search for special birds (although about every trip I go on I find new birds because my list is so small still.)

There really is nothing like sitting in some hidden bird hide for 3 hours and watching a special bird like the African Fish Eagle or some of our king fishers hover and hunt fish.

Here are link to two of these trips from my blog. Keep up the interesting posts.

http://outings.thinusbotha.co.za/2006/08/finding-famous-grouse.html
http://outings.thinusbotha.co.za/2006/09/birding-in-rietvlei-nature-reserve.html

Regards
Thinus
South Africa

June 01, 2007 8:19 AM  
Blogger John L. Trapp said...

Thinus:

Thank you so much for the very nice comments. And congratulations on being "bitten by the birding bug." It's a wonderful obsession to have.

I'm green with envy at the thought of being able to see African Fish Eagles and other birds that you mention on you site.

I just ran across your My Bird Sightings blog and am adding it to my list of African Bird Blogs, doubling the number of known bird blogs from the "Dark Continent."

It's nice to make your acquaintance, and good birding!

June 01, 2007 2:26 PM  

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