:: Unofficially for now, Neil Hayward has broken the standing ABA Big Year record of 745 species set by Sandy Komito in 1998. On December 28th, a sighting of a Great Skua put Hayward’s total at 746 (+ 3 provisionals).
:: A Chickadee’s brain expands in volume by 30 percent each fall to help it remember where it’s cached food for the coming winter
:: An article from Salon on the overuse of Red-tailed Hawk calls in movies, especially when the bird portrayed isn’t a Red-tailed Hawk.
:: Some researchers in Wisconsin are conducting a project for tracking Snowy Owls called Project SNOWstorm
Great posts in birding blogs this week: