YORKSHIRE BUDGERIGAR SOCIETY MEETING DATES FOR 2020 Details below taken from YBS Website YBS AGM 22ND FEBRUARY 2020 Lock Lane day centre, Castleford. Society AGM 2.30pm start YBS DINNER & DANCE 11TH APRIL April, Kings...Read More
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- The Flicker's White Rump January 19, 2021When a Northern Flicker takes flight, a bold patch of white feathers flashes on its rump, in contrast to its brown body. This white rump likely evolved as an anti-predator adaptation. A hawk flying in pursuit of a flicker may focus on the white spot rather than the darker image of the whole firstname.lastname@example.org (BirdNote)
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