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    Hooded Crow

    The Hooded Crow is a common bird in Sweden, quite intelligent, there are large flocks of them. We put out bird food to hang from a tree, and hooded crows come two-at-a-time, one keeps watch and the other feeds, before changing roles! But we have seen many hooded crows queuing to feed, perhaps 6 or more at a time. They are quite intelligent birds!

    We don't have any neighbours where we live but we do have an old winnowing barn as our neighbour. The barn is still used by local small farmers who have formed a co-operative. We keep expecting the barn to be abandoned, it is rickety and looks to be on its last legs.

    The Wikipedia item above is exclusively on the North American experience, but if you look up "winnowing" you will see a world-wide definition. Sorting the chaff from the seed has been dome for as long as agriculture has been practised. The winnowing barn attracts a lot of wild life like foxes that forage for food there. The last-but-one cat we had was killed by a fox, we found its fur in our back yard. The cat we have now is entirely indoors.

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    The Kingfisher is particularly colourful and very efficient at fishing for small fish, diving sometimes surprisingly deep to catch a fish..

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    The rufous-collared sparrow is odd, osmoregulation? I guess its song is why its called tico-tico.

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    I think you are right about that.

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    Can you zoom in on some of these and if interesting write something about them.

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    Who would have thought that Adélie Penguins would be so curious and so different from other types like Emperor Penguins?

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    This post in Earth-Sky is abut how birds carry out group navigation to avoid crashing into one another: http://earthsky.org/earth/how-do-flo...ove-in-unison?

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    That´s beautiful!And it explains how the thicker zones with more birds spread to integrate the
    general movement!
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