July 9, 2016 - Black Baza, Black-crested Baza, Indian Black-crested Baza, or Lizard-hawk (Aviceda leuphotes)

These bazas are found in evergreen and deciduous tropical forests in parts of South and Southeast Asia and southern China. They hunt insects, lizards, and tree-frogs, usually from perches, often catching their flying prey in the air. Females lay two or three eggs in bulky nests 60 to 68 feet (18-21 meters) from the ground.

Talk about squad goals! Each winter, flocks of sanderlings like this crew can be found combing the beaches of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary for tasty marine invertebrates brought to the beach in waves. Biologists have called their endless beach-combing the “wave chase,” as it appears they’re playfully chasing foamy waves up and down the beach. 

(Photo: NOAA)

'The struggle in their eyes': Oil-drenched birds treated near site of Husky oil spill in Saskatchewan
1 bird has died, 2 two more are being treated

Three birds drenched in oil have been brought in for treatment at an animal shelter near the site of a pipeline leak that spilled 200,000 litres of oil and chemicals into the North Saskatchewan River on Thursday.

One of the birds, a sparrow, died. A Canada goose and a great blue heron are still being treated. All three were found near the initial spill site.

Wildlife rehabilitation workers travelled from Saskatoon on Saturday to help the Lend A Paw Animal Rescue, which has set up a triage station at a kennel in Maidstone, Sask., about 220 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon.

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