Happy Thanksgiving!

I have swiped this from an email from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, just so you know. I found them after watching “The Big Year” and getting more interested in birding. I still haven’t done much about it, but I do love birds, so…

Greater Sage-Grouse
The Greater Sage-Grouse, by Gerrit Vyn


Just in case you’re grousing (har har) around the interwebs today looking for something to read, here’s the Happy Thanksgiving email from Cornell Labs of Ornithology. I thought I’d help raise their profile a tad:

All of us at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

The Greater Sage-Grouse, featured above, is one of more than 90 bird species that live in the sagebrush steppe, an ecosystem at risk. This fall, Cornell Lab supporters votedย the Greater Sage-Grouse as their favorite sagebrush bird, in a poll we conducted to help bring attention to the region’s conservation issues.

The Greater-Sage Grouse is a cousin of the Wild Turkey, making this regal-looking bird a fitting star for our Thanksgiving eCard to thank you for your support during this special time of year.

Every year, we make great strides in advancing research, education, citizen science, and conservation to benefit the birds. We could not do this without you. This holiday season, our staff at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology would like to express our heartfelt thanks for your participation, support, and friendship. Your help and love of birds strengthen our capacity to ensure that humans and wildlife can flourish side by side. Thank you!

Copyright ยฉ 2013 Cornell Lab of Ornithology, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

159 Sapsucker Woods Rd

Ithaca, NY 14850

8 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. Hi D.D., I love birds to. Half of each of my storage drive are fill from bird watching and know what I learned how to capture movement from taking photos of birds, lol, but so true….great models. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!


    1. They’re just fascinating. Taking photos of birds in flight is a fun challenge, and yes, you do learn a lot that way! Thanks, Lora, and have a wonderful day ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. I got this in my inbox this morning, too!

    They are one of the most bizarre things when courting. I’ve heard them in the wild, but haven’t seen them strut their stuff.

    Here’s a cool video of them doing their stuff:


      1. Oh, when you hear it (and have no idea what it is), you definitely get some weird thoughts going through your head. I thought aliens, of course. I was in Nevada. Only later did I figure out what it was. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


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