dovekie http://publicradioeast.org en Strange Arctic Bird Appearing Along Our Coast http://publicradioeast.org/post/strange-arctic-bird-appearing-along-our-coast <p>An unusual number of arctic birds called dovekies are turning up along the coast often injured and malnourished.&nbsp; We speak with a local wildlife sanctuary about this phenomenon and why the birds are dying after being rehabilitated.</p><p>It’s a sign of spring and warm weather… birds returning to eastern North Carolina after spending the winter down south.&nbsp; But for one species, making the journey back home has become perilous.&nbsp; The dovekie, a small arctic bird resembling a penguin only stands an average eight inches tall, but it makes a thousand mile journey every spring.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:20:35 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 11287 at http://publicradioeast.org Strange Arctic Bird Appearing Along Our Coast The Down East Journal (04/05/13) http://publicradioeast.org/post/down-east-journal-040513 <p>This week on the Down East Journal, we report on the recent proposal to send fracking waste water to eastern North Carolina for storage.&nbsp; Also, an unusual number of arctic birds called dovekies are turning up along the coast often injured and malnourished.&nbsp; We speak with a local wildlife sanctuary about this phenomenon and why the birds are dying after being rehabilitated.&nbsp; Listen for the <strong>Down East Journal</strong>, Friday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East.&nbsp; Catch the rebroadcast Saturday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East, News and Ideas at 88.5 WZNB New Bern, 91 Tue, 02 Apr 2013 16:23:26 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 10778 at http://publicradioeast.org The Down East Journal (04/05/13)