A Bird’s Eye View of Marshy Point

This bird’s eye view of Marshy Point is magnificent.

Most tidal marshes are salt or brackish. A unique assemblage of birds inhabits salt and brackish marshes. Some species evolved in this harsh environment and live nowhere else. Cheasapeake Bay’s salt marshes host globally significant populations of 2 such species, Saltmarsh Sparrow and Black Rail. – Audubon Maryland-DC

Save the Birds: Take Down Your Feeders Now

It’s an unusually tense time for bird watchers. Many varieties of songbirds are dying at alarming rates due to neurological issues. The deaths are reported in Mid-Atlantic States and Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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These warnings have been ongoing since March of this year. The birds most affected are starlings, grackles, blue jays, and robins. Audubon Magazine states that scientists are still searching for the pathogen behind the disease. Meanwhile, we are asked to take down our feeders until the source of the disease is identified.

A busy birdfeeder, Image Wikimedia Commons

Take Down Your Feeders: Salmonella is Killing Songbirds, K. Millgate, Cool Green Science