Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: open(/home/content/78/4549178/tmp/sess_e2h34s6l054crsjdi3e3kspmh5, O_RDWR) failed: No such file or directory (2) in /home/content/78/4549178/html/wp-content/plugins/session-manager/includes/sm_functions.include.php on line 510

Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cookie - headers already sent by (output started at /home/content/78/4549178/html/wp-content/plugins/session-manager/includes/sm_functions.include.php:510) in /home/content/78/4549178/html/wp-content/plugins/session-manager/includes/sm_functions.include.php on line 510

Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: Cannot send session cache limiter - headers already sent (output started at /home/content/78/4549178/html/wp-content/plugins/session-manager/includes/sm_functions.include.php:510) in /home/content/78/4549178/html/wp-content/plugins/session-manager/includes/sm_functions.include.php on line 510
Birds | Bird•B•Gone Blog

Posts Tagged ‘birds’

New study overturns prevailing theory of how birds navigate

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Article Shared From: Bird Watching Daily

Posted Wed, Apr 11 2012 11:47 AM by Matt Mendenhall

Scientists have thrown cold water on the theory that iron-rich nerve cells in birds’ bills help them navigate using Earth’s magnetic field.

Researchers from Austria, France, Australia, and England, writing in a new study published today in Nature, report that iron-rich cells in the bills of pigeons are in fact specialized white blood cells called macrophages. Macrophages play a vital role in defending against infection and recycling iron from red blood cells, but they’re unlikely to be involved in magnetic sensing, the scientists say. That’s because they are not excitable cells and cannot produce electrical signals that could be registered by neurons and therefore influence a bird’s behavior.
(more…)

Share

Ball Hits Bird During Baseball Game

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Indians win when ball hits bird

Shin-Soo Choo liner hits a low-flying gull and drops for a single, scoring the winning run in Cleveland’s 4-3 victory over Kansas City.
June 12, 2009
Cleveland — Coco Crisp thought he still had a chance to get to Shin-Soo Choo’s ball. A bird beat him to it.

The ball flattened a low-flying gull in the 10th inning and rolled past Kansas City’s center fielder and Mark DeRosa scored from second base without a throw to give the Cleveland Indians a 4-3 win over the Royals on Thursday night.

“Crazy things happen in this game,” Crisp said after Shin-Soo Choo’s liner over the second-base bag clipped the wing of one of hundreds of birds that buzz the ballpark. “It was hit so sharply, I felt like I had a chance,” Crisp said. “You never know what the heck is going to happen.”

The stunned bird flopped around for a few seconds before finally flying off.

– associated press

posted from:

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-al-game12-2009jun12,0,5878512.story

Share
Get Adobe Flash player

Warning: Unknown: open(/home/content/78/4549178/tmp/sess_e2h34s6l054crsjdi3e3kspmh5, O_RDWR) failed: No such file or directory (2) in Unknown on line 0

Warning: Unknown: Failed to write session data (files). Please verify that the current setting of session.save_path is correct () in Unknown on line 0