Birds

Artist Christo attends the unveiling of his first UK outdoor exhibit, The London Mastaba, on the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park, central London, Monday June 18, 2018. The sculpture consists of 7,506 horizontally stacked barrels on a floating platform in the lake. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
June 18, 2018 - 10:14 am
LONDON (AP) — The ducks, geese and hardy cold-water swimmers in London's Hyde Park have a new neighbor: a monumental floating structure made from 7,506 stacked barrels colored bright red, mauve and blue. "The London Mastaba," unveiled Monday, is the latest installation by Christo, a master of...
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This still image taken from video provided by CBS 3 Philly KYW-TV shows four peacocks that escaped from the Philadelphia Zoo walking on the shoulder of on Interstate 76, alongside the vehicle of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper attempting to safeguard them Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Philadelphia. One of the four peacocks that escaped was found dead Thursday, May 31, 2018, according to Philadelphia Zoo spokeswoman Dana Lombardo, and likely had been hit by a vehicle. (CBS 3 Philly KYW-TV via AP)
June 01, 2018 - 1:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two of the four peacocks that escaped from the Philadelphia Zoo this week and took a stroll on a nearby highway have been found safe, a day after another was found dead on that stretch of road. Zoo officials say a passer-by spotted the two peacocks Friday morning near an...
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May 31, 2018 - 2:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Zoo officials hope to recapture four peacocks that escaped and caused a traffic jam on a major highway. The officials were working Thursday with police after the birds took a stroll along Interstate 76 around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. State police arrived and shut down...
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In this May 17, 2018 photo provided by Marcia Garcia-Alvarez are three peregrine falcon chicks in the Campanile bell tower on the University of California, Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif. University officials are asking for help naming three fluffy peregrine falcon chicks that hatched last month in the bell tower. The San Francisco Chronicle reports a woman named Bunny suggested by Twitter naming the two males and one female Fluffy, Cottonball and Marshmallow. One male chick is in front, and a male, left, and female, right, huddle together in the background. (Maria Garcia-Alvarez/via AP)
May 25, 2018 - 6:43 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Fluffy, Cottonball and Marshmallow or Bruce, Clark and Diana? University of California, Berkeley officials are asking for help naming three fluffy peregrine falcon chicks that hatched last month in the iconic Campanile bell tower on campus. The adult birds return each year...
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May 15, 2018 - 8:00 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police were called to investigate a domestic disturbance in a southern German town — and found a man arguing with a parrot. A resident in Loerrach, near the Swiss border, called the emergency number Monday to report his concerns about loud shouting from a next-door apartment that had...
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File - This April 10, 2014 file photo shows a male sage grouse trying to impress a group of hens, at left, near the base of the Rattlesnake Range in southwest Natrona County, Wyoming. Sage grouse gather on the mating grounds at dawn for several weeks each spring. The Trump administration is proposing to ease restrictions on oil and gas leasing and other activities that were enacted to protect the birds that live in the American West. (Alan Rogers/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP, File)
May 02, 2018 - 9:48 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration wants to ease restrictions on oil and gas leasing and other activities across a huge swath of the American West that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird. The move involves conservation plans for greater sage grouse approved in 2015 under...
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May 01, 2018 - 7:12 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A developer has secured federal and state permits to remove four young peregrine falcons from their nest on a downtown Pittsburgh building. The two-week-old birds are nesting near another building that's being redeveloped for student apartments. The developer stopped work on the...
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This April 28, 2018 photo made from video provided by Pepperdine University shows one of a pair of pelicans crashing a graduation ceremony at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif. The long-beaked birds flew in Saturday as the class of 2018 was receiving diplomas outdoors on a lawn overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Video shows one of the big birds landing among seated observers who managed to toss it back into the air, only to have it land on a red carpet at the center of the ceremony. It finally waddled away. (Grant Dillion/Pepperdine University via AP)
April 30, 2018 - 9:31 pm
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — A pair of pelicans majoring in curiosity crashed a graduation ceremony at Pepperdine University in Malibu. The brown, dive-bombing birds joined the class of 2018 on Saturday as graduates were receiving diplomas on a lawn overlooking the Pacific Ocean. A video shows one of the...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2008 file photo, male sage grouses fight for the attention of females southwest of Rawlins, Wyo. Environmental groups are suing the Trump administration for allegedly ignoring policies meant to protect the imperiled bird. The lawsuit filed Monday, Monday, April 30, 2018, in U.S. District Court seeks to reverse lease sales across 475 square miles in Montana, Wyoming, Utah and Nevada.(Jerret Raffety/The Rawlins Daily Times via AP, File)
April 30, 2018 - 7:30 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A pair of lawsuits filed Monday target the Trump administration's sale of oil and gas leases on huge swaths of Western public lands that contain crucial habitat for an imperiled bird. Wildlife advocates asked courts to reverse lease sales on more than 1,300 square miles (3,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2016, file photo, Idaho Power Co. apprentice lineman Claysen Hale prepares to change out jumpers and stirrups on a power line in Eden, Idaho. U.S. officials on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, approved two high-voltage transmission line routes in southwestern Idaho aimed at modernizing and improving reliability of the Pacific Northwest's energy grid. (Heather Kennison/Times-News via AP, File)
April 18, 2018 - 5:16 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials on Wednesday approved two high-voltage transmission line routes in southwestern Idaho aimed at modernizing and improving reliability of the Pacific Northwest's energy grid. The U.S. Department of the Interior's approval is for the two final segments of the Gateway...
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